Category Archives: iOS

Taking screenshots in OS X, iOS and Windows

Writing documentation, blogpost or other activities that requires taking screenshots is something I do a lot. Using several operating systems one sometimes forget how to do it. This little blog post is one of those “note to self”.

Mac OS X

Press Command + Shift + 4 for selecting part of the screen.

Press Command + Shift + 3 for fullscreen.

Press Command + Shift + 4 and hit spacebar for  screenshot of an open window.

Link to a tutorial with step by step instructions.


To take a screenshot with your iPhone, just press the home button and the sleep button. The camera click sound is heard and the screenshot is placed in the camera roll .

Windows 7 and 8

I use the built in app Snipping tool. It works great. Finding the Snipping tool in Windows 8 could be a little problematic.