Preview also enables you to take a screenshot of a selected window. To screenshot a window with Preview, have the window you want to screenshot open on your computer.
MAC keyboard. Since there is no "print screen" button, the PC won't do a screen grab. The Mac keyboard does not have a Print Screen key. It has an Alt key. If you ever need to take a screenshot in Windows whilst using Boot Camp on your Mac – and with the Apple supplied keyboard, you may find it.
Then, as you hover your mouse aka the camera icon over your window, simply click your mouse. The camera icon will disappear, and your screenshot will pop up in a new window.
Here you can see what that window looks like. Notice that the image name at the top center is Untitled. Skitch is a Mac snipping tool you can download from the Mac App Store. It is similar to Preview, as you can take or edit screenshots through Skitch, or using the shift-command-4 function. Download the program and open it on your Mac.
Once you do so, a drop down menu will appear. Similar to other programs, you can choose if you would like to capture your entire screen or a portion of your screen. In addition, you can time your screen snap or edit pre-existing image and PDF files.
As soon as you select Screen Snap, a grid will appear. Just like the shift-command-4 function, click and drag your mouse to capture the selected area. Release the mouse when you have the correct area highlighted. There could be times when you want to take a timed screenshot, especially when the screenshot image requires mouse movements. For example, you may want to screenshot a pop-up window, but it disappears or changes when you move your mouse to take a screenshot. Skitch allows you to take timed screenshots.
The process is similar on both programs, as you experiment with both, you can see which interface you prefer. Skitch is automatically set to take a screenshot after a five-second delay.
Once you have your video paused, open Skitch. In your YouTube video, click and drag the crosshairs to highlight the area to capture.
In this case, the highlighted area is your thumbnail. As soon as you release your mouse, the five second timer will begin. Click the play button on your video, then move your mouse out of the screen grab area. The YouTube player will disappear as your video plays, enabling you to get a clean screen grab.
The trickiest part is selecting the correct area for the perfect YouTube thumbnail size. Capturing a screenshot isn't as intuitive on PC as it is on Mac, but it's still pretty easy to do.
First we'll go over how to do it without installing any third-party programs, but we highly recommend you scroll down and check out Lightspot, a free app that brings Mac-style functionality to Windows Lightspot really does a bang up job of eliminating those extra steps. Lightshot is a free screenshot app for PC and Mac.
It's a blessing, really, especially if you're a PC user, as you don't have to mess around with Paint or open up additional programs. In other words, it brings Mac-style screenshot functionality to Windows To take a screenshot, you can either press the print screen key on your keyboard or click the Lightshot icon on the bottom right of your screen.
When you take a screenshot, the screen will dim slightly 3. Click and drag to highlight the area you want to capture 4. You might need a screenshot for work, or need to send one along to tech support, or maybe you just want to capture a great or interesting moment on your computer. Regardless of the reason behind it, there are various ways to do so in Windows.
Further reading How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook How to take a screenshot on a Mac How to take a screenshot on an iPhone. You will now be able to find it there, in Pictures, under Screenshots the Screenshots folder may appear if this is your first one.
You can go here to open the file and rename it if you wish. Check out your screenshot in the Screenshots folder. You can save it, move it, attach it to an email, and upload it wherever you need. There are many programs that can do this, but the one closest at hand is the long-suffering Microsoft Paint. You should see the image you captured appear in your edit windows in Paint.