In this tutorial, you will learn four shortcuts that create screenshots that are either saved on your desktop or on your clipboard.
Quick Reference Guide For Screenshot Shortcuts
Save Entire Screen To Desktop
Using Cmd + Shift + 3 the entire screen will be saved to your desktop
Find it saved in your Desktop folder
When opened, you will see the entire screen was captured.
But many times you don’t want the entire screen to be saved, so you can save a selection to the desktop instead.
Save Selection to Desktop
Using Cmd + Shift + 4
Your cursor will turn into a selection tool and you will select a portion of your screen to be saved. Upon the release of the mouse, the image will be saved to your desktop.
Sometimes, you want your screenshots to be on your clipboard so that you can easily paste them into a document or an email.
Save Entire Screen to Clipboard
Using Cmd + Shift + Ctrl + 3
Your entire screen will be saved to your clipboard.
Using Cmd + V you can paste the captured image anywhere in a document or in an email.
And if you don’t want to share the whole screen, you can select a portion and have it saved on the clipboard to quickly paste into a document or an email.
Save Selection to Clipboard
Using Cmd + Shift + Ctrl + 4
Your cursor will turn into a selection tool and you will be able to select whatever you would like on your screen.
And then you can paste (Cmd + V) into documents or emails
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