How to take and save a screenshot

On Windows Using the Snipping Tool

  • Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Snipping Tool, and then, in the list of results, click Snipping Tool.
  • Click the arrow next to the New button, select Rectangular Snip from the list, and then select the area of your screen that you want to capture.
  • After you capture your screenshot, click the Save Snip button in the mark-up window.
  • In the Save As dialog box, enter a name for the snip, choose a location where to save the snip, and then click Save.

On Mac OS X

  • Press Command (⌘)-Shift-4 (at the same time), and then drag the crosshair pointer to select the area.
  • Release the mouse button.
  • In Mac OS X v10.6 and later, the screenshots are saved as PNG files on the desktop. They’re automatically named “Screen shot (date and time).png.” You can open these screenshots with Preview or other image editing apps.