How to: Screenshots on the iMac

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As you work with files, folders and applications on your iMac, a desktop computer made by Apple, there are occasions when you will benefit by taking a screenshot to preserve a record of your activity. For example, you could show files inside a finder window next to a Safari Web browser page, or you could show someone what songs you have playing in the iTunes music application. You can easily make a screenshot with your iMac.

  • Click on the "Grab" icon in the Dock on your iMac to launch Apple's native screenshot utility.

  • Click "Capture" from the Grab menu.

  • Click "Selection" if you want to take a screenshot of a specific area. The "Selection Grab" window appears. Drag the cursor to select an area on the screen, and the area you select is outlined in red. Release the mouse to take the screenshot of the selected area. The screenshot appears, titled "Untitled."

  • Click "Window" if you want to take a screenshot of a specific application window or a finder window. For example, take a screenshot of an email message that you are in the middle of writing. The "Window Grab" window appears. Click on "Window," and then click on the window you want to take a screenshot of. The screenshot appears, titled "Untitled."

  • Click "Screen" if you want to take a picture of the entire screen. The "Screen Grab" window appears. Click on any area outside of the "Screen Grab" window to take a screenshot of the screen. The screenshot appears, titled "Untitled."

  • Click "Save" after you make a screenshot, and then type a name for the screenshot. Click on a folder on your hard drive for a location to save the screenshot, and then click "Save."

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