How to make a high resolution screenshot on a mac

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A screenshot image captures all activity on the desktop of an operating system. The captured images can be saved and used for demonstration and troubleshooting purposes. Mac OS X comes with a native application called "Grab," which is designed specifically for capturing high-resolution screenshots.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Double-click the hard drive icon to open it.

  2. 2

    Double-click the "Applications" folder to open it.

  3. 3

    Double-click the "Utilities" folder and double-click "Grab" to open the application.

  4. 4

    Select "Screen" from the "Capture" menu to capture the screenshot of the whole screen.

  5. 5

    Click "File" and select "Save" to save the screenshot.

Tips and warnings

  • The "Grab" application also allows you to take a picture of a specific window or a part of the screen, and its "Timed Screen" option allows you to start a timer, activate part of the screen and take a picture.

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