A screenshot’s worth 1,000 clicks

The screenshot is a handy tool to keep track of important documents, archive emails or confirmations, and share information all from one source.

The screenshot is a handy tool to keep track of important documents, archive emails or confirmations, and share information all from one source.

A screenshot’s worth 1,000 clicks

Mac:

There are two types of screenshots you can take.

One is a general, full-screenshot that captures your entire computer screen as an image. This can be done by pressing and holding Command+Shift and then pressing 3. This is the easiest way to archive your current screen.

The second is a more detailed screenshot where you decide what the screenshot looks like. This time, press and hold Command+Shift and then press 4. This method will turn your mouse into a pinpoint croasshair pointer so that you can select exactly the image that you want to create. Simply click, hold, and drag your mouse to automatically create a capture box. When you release, your selection will but converted into a .PNG and saved onto your desktop. This type of screenshot is especially useful to create images from specific websites or documents for later use.

Windows:

Windows uses its own screenshot application called the “Snipping Tool” in order to create a screenshot. The practicality of the Snipping Tool is that all of your screenshot options are available in one place. Simply type in “Snipping Tool” to the search box on the taskbar and select the Snipping Tool. Using the crosshair pointer, you can choose the image that you want to create. From the tool’s menu you can also choose New in order to make a Free-form snip, rectangular snip, window snip, or a full-screen snip. After creating your screenshot/snip, you can draw on it with built-in pens, save it, copy it, or email it to someone right away.

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