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How to Do a Screenshot on a Macbook

MacBook is an extremely popular computer because of its sleek and sexy design. Many users on the Internet share their Macbook desktops (be it Macbook Air, Macboor Pro and even an iMac) because they look beautiful. In fact, many of the wallpapers that you can download today are made for Macs and are modeled with a Mac computer. If you have a beautiful Mac desktop and want to share it with the world but do not know how to make a screenshot on a Mac, then here is a very simple guideline. Read carefully.

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Step 1. With your desired desktop look open (desktop, active window or whatever you want), press the “Command” key, the “Shift” key, and the number “4” key. This will transform the cursor into a crosshair. This signals that the pressing of the keys were successful, and that you are ready to proceed to the next step.

Step 2. If you can see the crosshair cursor, then you are ready to make the screenshot. Move it over the area where you want the screenshot to start. If you want a whole desktop screenshot then move the cursor into the edge or corner of the screen.

Step 3. Press the mouse key (in Windows this is left click), and then drag the cursor over to the place where your desired area of screenshot will end. Remember though that you need to keep holding the “Shift” key. After the selection has been made, a rectangle will appear to mark your selection. If you are not contented with the selection then do not worry as this can still be adjusted later. But remember never to release the mouse key, or else you will start from the beginning.

Step 4. This time you can adjust the selection rectangle on whatever size or area you want. To adjust the rectangle, move the cursor while pressing the space bar. This action will make the rectangle adjust to the movement.

Step 5. If you want to resize the rectangle around the center of the selected area, then all you have to do is to keep pressing the “Option” key while moving the cursor. Another way of adjusting the selection key is by maintaining either the vertical size or the horizontal size but changing one dimension altogether. This is quite tricky, but you can do this all the same. Release the other keys except for the “Shift” key. If you move the cursor on a horizontal direction, the vertical dimension is retained. If you move the cursor in a vertical direction, then the horizontal dimension is retained.

Step 6. After you are satisfied with your selection, you can now release all the keys. Your selection or screenshot will appear on the desktop with a default name. You can edit the name of the picture as you want and open it with an image-editing program if you want to edit it.

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