Save a Screenshot to Your Desktop

  • Hold down these keys together: Command-Shift-3 – a picture of your entire screen is saved on your desktop
  • Hold down these keys together: Command-Shift-4 – click and drag to select a part of your screen; a picture of the selection is saved on your desktop

Save a Screenshot to your Clipboard (to be pasted elsewhere)

  • Hold down these keys together: ControlCommand-Shift-3 – a picture of your entire screen is saved on your clipboard
  • Hold down these keys together: Control-Command-Shift-4 – click and drag to select the part of your screen; a picture of the selection is saved to your clipboard

Double click the screen shot to open it in Preview.  Click here for How to Edit in Preview


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