How to Quickly Take Screenshots in Windows and Mac by Tools and Keyboard Shortcuts

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Screenshot is the technique to grab screen’s snapshot or image. There are several and different ways and tools to take screenshots in Windows and Mac. Screenshots are commonly known as Print Screen. Here I present all the keyboard shortcuts or tools used to take the screenshots.

How to take Screenshots in Windows:

• In Pc or Monitor
Use Print Screen SysRq – key on the keyboard to grab the entire screen and copied to the clipboard
• In Laptops
Use fn + Print Screen – keys on the keyboard to take screenshot of entire screen and copy it to the clipboard
• Want to take the screenshot of single active window, just use the combination of keys – Alt + Print Screen

Take ScreenShots in different Os Tools & Keyboard shortcuts
Take ScreenShots in different Os Tools & Keyboard shortcuts
How to paste the image into a document?
To paste the copied screenshots into any document always use the combination of keys – Ctrl +V

Tool used to take screenshots in Windows:
Snipping Tool is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 Core. This tool helps us to take the screenshot of our device’s screen. In this you have to just select the area you want to capture. How to use the Snipping tool, refer How to Take a Screenshot with the Snipping Tool in Microsoft Windows.

How to take Screenshots in Mac:

Use Command+ Shift + 3 – Keys on the keyboard to grab the entire screen and save it as a file on the desktop.
Use Command+ Shift + 4 – keys on the keyboard to capture a specific area of the screen. Use mouse and draw a rectangle on the area you want to capture or press the spacebar + click on the area you would like to capture. Mac will save it as a file on the desktop.
Use Command + Shift + Control + # – Use 3 or 4 in place of # . Used to save image in a clipboard instead of saving as a file on the desktop.

Once you have captured a screenshot they are ready to be used:
• Drag them directly to the applications.
• Attach them with an Email.
• Upload them to the Web.

Grab Utility to use take screenshots in Mac :
Dork ——Utilities——- Grab
Mac introduced a software application known as Grab that is used to take screenshot without using keyboard shortcuts. Grab has many advantages over the keyboard shortcuts like timed screen, new smart folder, terminal screen etc. How to use the Grab utility, refer How to Take a Screenshot with the Grab Utility in Mac.

Tools to take screenshots in Mac :
• Skitch : Allows basic editing and uploading the screenshots to the web.
Monosnap : Allows save or open in other external editor and uploading to the cloud.
• Jing : Allows to capture video of your screen and upload them directly to the web.

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