How to Use Mac OS X Grab to Save Screenshots

By Alexander Poirier

Grab is an image capturing application that comes preinstalled on every Mac computer. The application allows you to capture a selected portion of the screen, a selected window or the entire screen. You can find the Grab application in the "Utilities" folder and use it to save a selected screen shot.

Step 1

Click the "Finder" icon in the computer's dock, followed by the "Applications" folder icon.

Step 2

Click the "Utilities" folder icon and double-click the "Grab" application icon to launch it.

Step 3

Click the "Capture" tab and select the "Screen" option from the Capture menu. The captured screen shot will now appear in the Grab window.

Step 4

Click the "File" tab and select the "Save" option from the File menu.

Step 5

Type a name for the screen shot in the space provided and click the "Save" button to save it.