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How To Take A Screenshot On Imac

by Simon Todd
How To Take A Screenshot On Imac

Step-by-Step Guide to Taking a Screenshot on an iMac

Taking a screenshot on an iMac is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. This guide will walk you through the process of taking and saving screenshots on your iMac.

1. Prepare the screen you want to capture: Make sure that all windows are arranged as desired and that any information you want to capture is visible on the screen.

2. Press Command + Shift + 3: This combination of keys will take a screenshot of your entire screen and save it as an image file on your desktop.

3. To take a screenshot of only part of the screen, press Command + Shift + 4 instead: When you press this combination, your cursor will turn into crosshairs which can be used to select the area you want to capture by clicking and dragging over it with your mouse or trackpad. Once selected, release the mouse button or trackpad and the image will be saved as an image file on your desktop.

4. To save screenshots in other formats such as JPEG or PNG, open Preview (located in Applications) after taking a screenshot: Select File > Export from Preview’s menu bar and choose one of these formats from the drop-down menu before clicking Save to complete this step.

5 Finally, rename each file if desired before closing Preview: Select File > Rename from Preview’s menu bar when viewing each image file individually before closing out of it when finished renaming files for easy organization later on down the line!

How to Capture and Edit Screenshots on Your iMac for Maximum Impact

Capturing and editing screenshots on your iMac can be a great way to create visuals for presentations, documents, and other projects. With the right tools and techniques, you can capture high-quality images that will make a lasting impression. Here’s how to get started:

1. Open the Grab application on your Mac. This is located in the Utilities folder within Applications.
2. Select the type of screenshot you want to take from the Capture menu at the top of your screen: Selection, Window, Screen or Timed Screen.
3. If you select Selection or Window, click and drag your mouse over an area of your screen to capture it as an image file (PNG). If you select Screen or Timed Screen, all visible windows will be captured as one image file (PNG).
4. Once you have taken a screenshot with Grab, open it in Preview by double-clicking on its icon in Finder or selecting “Open With” from its contextual menu (right-click/control+click).
5. In Preview’s toolbar at the top of your screen there are several tools for editing screenshots including crop tool (for cropping), shape tool (for adding shapes), text tool (for adding text) and more! You can also adjust brightness/contrast levels using Adjust Color under Tools > Adjust Color…
6. When finished editing save changes by selecting File > Save As… from Preview’s menu bar at the top of your screen and choose where to save it on your computer before clicking Save button at bottom right corner of window that appears next!


Q: How do I take a screenshot on my iMac?

A: To take a screenshot on an iMac, press Command + Shift + 3 to capture the entire screen. To capture a specific area of the screen, press Command + Shift + 4 and then drag your cursor to select the area you want to capture.