How to make a screenshot on a PC/MAC

 

With the information below, we want to show you how to take screenshots on your computer, both on Windows and Macintosh computers.

If you wish to take screenshots in a fast and convenient way, we recommend downloading the program, Lightshow, which works both for Windows and Macintosh.

It only requires installation on your computer – followed by clicking the “PrintScreen” button on your keyboard, after which you can point the mouse on the area you wish to take a screenshot of on your desktop.


The manual method


You can take a picture of the entire screen as follows:

 

Alt + Print Screen button (to the right of the F12 key)

 

Press and hold the Alt key and click the PrintScreen key at the same time. Now you have taken a picture to your Clipboard, from which you can insert pictures into Paint and then save to your desktop.


Take a picture directly to the folder:


(screenshots you take in this way might be located here: C:\Users\egear\Pictures\Screenshots)


Press and hold the Windows key + the PrintScreen key (to the right of the F12 key).

When the screen is dimmed with a grey background, you have taken a picture of it.

 

Taking a screenshot on a Mac

 

Macintosh computers offer numerous ways of taking screenshots, and are described below.


Taking a picture of the entire screen:


Cmd + Shift + 3


Start by pressing and holding the Cmd button together with the shift key, while clicking the number 3.

Then you will see that you have taken a screenshot of the entire screen.

You can also select an area on the screen.


Cmd + Shift + 4


Again, start by pressing and holding the Cmd button together with the Shift key, while clicking the number 4. Now you can use the mouse to designate an area on the screen that contains what you want to take a picture of.


What does my screenshot look like?


Screenshots you take, whichever way you choose, will always be placed on your desktop.