One of the most common questions I hear from new mac users is: There’s no print screen button on my mac, how do I take a screenshot of my desktop/screen?
Strange as it sounds. There is no dedicated print screen button on mac keyboards – even though it is one of the most commonly used keys. But don’t fear, there’s a couple of ways you can still take a screenshot of your mac’s desktop/screen.
using a combination keyboard shortcut
(Shift) key + (Command) key + (3) key = takes screenshot of entire screen
(Shift) key + (Command) key + (4) key = takes screenshot of selected area of screen
For a complete list of keyboard shortcuts, refer to this page on Apple’s website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343
using the Grab app
If you know the snipping tool on Windows. You can think of grab as the mac equivalent of it.