Screenshots, or screengrabs, can be helpful when you want to demonstrate something that would be difficult to explain in words. There are multiple ways to take screenshots on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. Screenshots are a convenient tool. You can use them to help guide someone through a new app, capture essential messages, and take incriminating photos of your best friend while Skyping. Capture Screen with Cursor on Mac. In fact, the default way of taking screenshot by pressing “Command+Shift+3/4” doesn’t show the mouse cursor. Lucky for you, one of little known built-in utilities in Mac OS X that named Grab could be the better choice to print screen with cursor.

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In Mac OS X, to take a screenshot (including any menus youmay have selected), pressCommand-Shift-3. You will hear a camerashutter click, and an image of your current screen will be saved toyour desktop in PNG format. In Mac OS X 10.6 and later, itwill be named with the date and time that you take the screen shot.In Mac OS X 10.5 and earlier, it will be named Picture N,where N is a number (e.g., Picture 1,Picture 2, etc.).

How I Can Take Screenshot For Mac

To take a screenshot of only a portion of the screen:

  1. Press Command-Shift-4. Your mouse pointer willchange into crosshairs.

    Note: If you want to cancel at any point in thisprocess, press Esc.

  2. Move your mouse to the upper-left corner of the area you want tocapture. Hold down the mouse button, drag the mouse to thelower-right corner of the area you want to capture, and then releasethe mouse button.

You can also take screenshots of individual windows, menus, and icons:

  1. If you want to take a screenshot of a menu, select it. If you wantto take a screenshot of a window, click it to bring it into focus.
  2. Press Command-Shift-4, and then press the Spacebar.Your mouse pointer will change into a camera.

    Note: If you want to cancel at any point in thisprocess, press Esc.

  3. Click the window, menu, or icon you want to capture.

Note: Whether capturing an image of the screen, aportion of the screen, a menu, an icon, or a window, if you also holdthe Ctrl key down along with other keys, it will save theimage to the Clipboard rather than a file.

Grab

You can use Grab, which is normally installed in/Applications/Utilities, to take screenshots of all orparts of your screen. It has a timed function that lets you include apull-down menu or change which application will be active in thescreenshot. You may also change the appearance of the mouse pointer orremove it from the screenshot altogether. Grab saves your images asTIFF files, which you can display in Preview or modify in agraphics editor, such as Adobe Photoshop.

Snapz Pro

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For more advanced screen capture features, including video capture,see SnapzPro X, available as shareware from Ambrosia Software.