The keystroke combination for capturing a screenshot on a Mac is “Command+Shift+3.” This combination of keystrokes will produce a shutter clicking sound and the resulting screenshot will be captured in a file, which is automatically placed on your desktop.
The keystroke combination of “Command+Shift+4” will change your cursor to a crosshair symbol. When the crosshair symbol appears, use either of the following options to create a graphic file on your desktop. You can click and drag the cursor to select the area of the screen you want to capture or press the spacebar to capture the window or toolbar you want to copy. When you press the spacebar, the crosshair will change into the picture of a camera. Use your cursor to move the camera to the window or toolbar you want to copy and left click to capture the area. When you release the cursor, you will hear a shutter clicking sound.
The first graphic file that you create will be labeled “Picture 1.” Subsequent screenshots will be labeled in numerical sequence.
To integrate an image into a document, add the “Control” key to either of the keystroke combinations above (“Command+Shift+Control+3” or “Command+Shift+Control+4”). The image will be captured on your clipboard. Use the keystroke “Command+V” to paste the image from the clipboard into your document.
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