How to take a screenshot on mac-Ultimate guide with 3 easy steps

Take a screenshot on Mac - Introduction

You have the option of capturing the entire screen, a window, or just a portion of the screen. In this article we will be discussing all of these option to help you take a screenshot on Mac.

How to Capture a Screenshot on a Mac

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  • To take a screenshot, hold down the Shift, Command, and 3 keys at the same time.
  • Click the thumbnail in the corner of your screen to edit the screenshot. Alternatively, you can wait for the screenshot to be saved to your desktop.

How to Screen Capture a Section of a Screen

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  • Hold down the Shift, Command, and 4 keys at the same time.
  • Select the area of the screen to capture by dragging the crosshair .
  • To move the selection, hold down the Space bar while dragging. Press the Esc (Escape) key to cancel taking the screenshot.
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  • Release the mouse or trackpad button to take the screenshot.
  • Click the thumbnail in the corner of your screen to edit the screenshot.
  • Alternatively, you can wait for the screenshot to be saved to your desktop. This will help you to take a screenshot on Mac.

How to Take a Screenshot of a Window or Menu

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  • Open the window or menu you want to record.
  • Shift, Command, 4, and Space bar should all be held down at the same time.
  • The pointer transforms into a camera icon. Press the Esc (Escape) key to cancel taking the screenshot.
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  • To capture it, click the window or menu. To remove the window’s shadow from the screenshot, hold down the Option key while clicking.
  • Click the thumbnail in the corner of your screen to edit the screenshot.
  • Alternatively, you can wait for the screenshot to be saved to your desktop.

Where can I find screenshots on Mac?

Screenshots are saved to your desktop by default with the name “Screen Shot [date] at [time].png.”

You can change the default location of saved screenshots in macOS Mojave or later by going to the Options menu in the Screenshot app.

You can also move the thumbnail to a folder or document by dragging it.

Conclusion

With the Screenshot app in macOS Mojave or later, you can also set a timer and choose where screenshots are saved.

To launch the app, press and hold the Shift, Command, and 5 keys at the same time. Find out more about the Screenshot app.

Some apps, such as Apple TV, may not allow you to take screenshots of their windows.

To copy a screenshot to the Clipboard, hold the Control key down while taking the screenshot. The screenshot can then be copied and pasted elsewhere.

Alternatively, you can use Universal Clipboard to copy it and paste it on another Apple device.

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