On Mac (Apple)


Source: Apple website


How to take a screenshot on your Mac


You can capture your entire screen or just a selected portion of it. The screenshot is automatically saved to your desktop.


How to take a screenshot of your entire screen

  1. Press Shift-Command (⌘)-3.
  2. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.


How to take a screenshot of a selected portion of your screen

  1. Press Shift-Command-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair.
  2. Move the crosshair to where you want to start the screenshot, then drag to select an area.
    While dragging, you can hold Shift, Option, or Space bar to change the way the selection moves.
  3. When you've selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button. To cancel, press the Esc (Escape) key before you release the button.
  4. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

On Windows (PC)


There are multiple ways of taking a screen shot or screen capture using Windows. Here are a few examples:

Print Screen

To capture your entire screen, click on the Print Screen button, sometimes shown as PrtSc on certain keyboards. You will then have to manually save your screenshot.


Windows key + Print Screen

This will automatically save your screen shot in your files/my captures. Tap the Print Screen (PrtSc) key and Windows key together


Snipping Tool

The snipping tool allows users to screen shot specific areas of your screen, rather than the whole screen all together.

  1. Click on your windows logo/sear bar and enter "snipping tool" in the search field.
  2. Once the snipping tool window is open, click on the button "New".
  3. Click and hold while dragging your cross hair (mouse) over the area you want to screenshot.
  4. Click on file, then on Save As... to name and save your screen shot.