Daily Archives: February 16, 2012

Capturing Screen Shots on Mac OS X

I’ve had reason to capture rather a lot of screen shots in recent weeks and find the following Mac keyboard shortcuts very useful:

Shortcut Description
Command-Shift-3 Captures entire desktop (saved as PNG file on desktop)
Command-Ctrl-Shift-3 Copies entire desktop (saved to your paste buffer)
Command-Shift-4 Captures portion of desktop (saved as PNG file on desktop)
Command-Shift-4 + Spacebar Captures current window (saved as PNG file on desktop

There are lots of other variations on the above, which are described nicely  here.