Tech Tidbits: (Mac) Capture a portion of your screen

imagecaptureportionAlt/Printscreen is so 2010…sometimes we need a little more control over what we want to take a snapshot of on our screens non? Well let me introduce you to this lovely little shortcut that will have you happily (and sneakily) taking “snapshots” of pictures that can’t be downloaded or are paid downloads err, I mean anything you want on your screen!

Ready for it? Hold the following buttons down at the same time…..

SHIFT + COMMAND + 4

Yep that’s it!

You should see a little “+” symbol along with the pixel dimensions. Simply click your mouse, drag to capture the area you want a snapshot of, let go of the mouse and VOILA! A perfectly captured .PNG file on your desktop (and a funky little fake camera sound effect to boot!)