How to Use Print Screen Function on Mac

By Techwalla Contributor

There are many new Mac users due to increasing frustration with Windows. However, some common functions on a Mac are not intuitive. This article will tell you how to use the "Print Screen" function on a Mac.

Step 1

Hold down Apple key ⌘ + Shift + 3 simultaneously to get a picture of your entire desktop. If your audio is turn on, you will hear a click similar to that of a camera. You will then find a picture on your desktop entitled "Picture N" ,n being the first unused number.

Step 2

Hold down Apple key ⌘ + Shift + 4 and release to capture a certain area of the screen. A cropping tool will appear and you can select the area of the screen you would like to capture.

Step 3

To do a screen capture of a specific application window, Hold down Apple key ⌘ + Shift + 4 and release. Click the spacebar and a camera icon will appear. Move this icon to the application window you want to capture and press "Enter."