How to Take Screenshots and Screencasts on OS X Mountain Lion

In this post, I’d like to show you how to take a screenshot on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and capture a screencast on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion for free and without any third-party application.

How to take a screenshot on OS X Mountain Lion for free?

If you’d like to capture the full screen of your Mac, please hold Command + Shift + 3.

To capture part of the screen of your Mac, please hold Command + Shift + 4. Then drag to adjust the area you need. Release the mouse to get it done.

The captured screenshots will be saved to your Mac desktop.

How to take a screencast on OS X Mountain Lion for free?

To record the screen on your Mac Mountain Lion,  you only need to run the QuickTime Player.

Then press menu File -> New Screen Recording.

screen recording Mac

You can also choose to record full screen or part of the screen.

screen recording Mac quicktime

Then you can save the recorded screencast video to your Mac.

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