How to take a screenshot on a PC

how to take a screenshot on a mac

We spend a lot of time on the computer and do several activities daily. Be it a professional task or some random social network fun we often need to capture the current screen to share it with others. A screenshot, if saved, can help us in many ways in future. We can keep some screenshot as a record, sometimes it can be used as a proof also. Thus it is very useful to take a screenshot when you feel the requirement of the same. Here I will discuss, how to take a screenshot on a PC/MAC.

 

How to take a screenshot on Windows PC:

Step 1: Switch to the screen you want to capture

Step 2: Press CTRL+PrtSC(Print screen)

Step 3: Open an image editor like Microsoft Paint, Microsoft Picture Manager etc.

Also Read: How to download Microsoft Picture Manager

Step 4: Paste the screenshot by pressing CTRL+V

Step 5: Go to file menu and Save it in the desired format.

Here is the video tutorial,

 

How to take a screenshot on a MAC:

There are several methods to take a screenshot on a MAC, you can apply the method according to your requirement.

Take a screenshot of your entire screen

  • Press Shift-Command (⌘)-3.
  • Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Take a screenshot of a window

  • Press Shift-Command-4 and the pointer will be changed to a crosshair.
  • Press the Spacebar, now the pointer will be changed to a camera icon.
  • Drag the camera icon over a window to highlight it.
  • Click your mouse or trackpad.
  • Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Also Read: Windows 10 Shortcut Key Action

Take a screenshot of a selected portion of the screen

  • Press Shift-Command-4 and the pointer will be changed to a crosshair.
  • Move the crosshair and drag to select an area of which you want to take the screenshot
  • When you’ve selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button.
  • Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Also Read: Android screen mirroring to PC | Vysor

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Author: Supriyo Mahato

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