How to Take Screenshot in Mac

Taking Screenshot of the Mac screen won’t be familiar to you if you are new to the apple products. So, we are sharing some of the methods to take screenshots or snapshots in mac. Follow the simple steps given below to do this effectively.

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How to take screenshots of the entire Mac screen

If you want to take the screenshot of complete mac screen, you just have to follow the simple steps given below.

  1. Open the windows or screen that you want to take the screenshot of.
  2. Then, press Command+Shift+3 together.
  3. Now, you’ll hear a camera click sound, and your screenshot will be created on your desktop.
  4. The file will be in .PNG format, with the title Screen Shot [Date+Time].
  5. Now you can use that mac screenshot anywhere you want. 

How to take a screenshot of a custom area of your Mac screen

If you want to take the screenshot of specific or selected area of the mac, the following steps will help you.

  1. Open the window or screen that you want to take the screenshot of.
  2. Then, press Command+Shift+4 keys together.
  3. Now, a cross-hair cursor will be displayed. Click and hold it all the way long you wanted to capture screenshot.
  4. After selecting all the way you wanted to capture, withdraw your finger from the mouse.
  5. Now, you’ll hear a camera click sound, and your screenshot will be created on your desktop.
  6. The file will be in .PNG format, with the title Screen Shot [Date+Time].
  7. Now you can use that Mac screenshot anywhere you want.
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How to take a screenshot of specific window on your Mac screen

If you want to take the screenshot of a specific window in mac, follow the simple steps given below.

  1. Open the window that you want to take screenshot.
  2. Press Command+Shift+4 keys altogether.
  3. Now, the cursor will turn into crosshairs.
  4. Press the Spacebar and you can see the cursor will turn into a camera.
  5. Move the camera cursor on top of the window you want to snapshot.
  6. It will highlight that window.
  7. After placing the cursor over the correct window, Click to take the screenshot.
  8. Now, you’ll hear a camera click sound, and your screenshot will be created on your desktop.
  9. The file will be in .PNG format, with the title Screen Shot [Date+Time].
  10. Now you can use that Mac OSx screenshot.

If you want take a screenshot of a specific dropdown menu in mac OSx, you can use this method as only the menu will be captured. This will work on any mac devices including, Macbook, Macbook Pro, Macbook Retina, Mac Mini, Macbook Air, iMac, etc…

How to screenshot directly to the Mac Clipboard

Once you wanted to take screenshots directly to the Mac clipboard, the following steps will help you.

  1. Setup the screen as you wanted to screengrab mac.
  2. Then, press Command+Shift+Control+3 keys.
  3. This will screenshot the whole screen to your Mac OSx Clipboard.
  4. Or press Command+Shift+Control+4 keys to screenshot a specific area or section, or press Spacebar afterwards to screenshot a specific window in mac, to your Clipboard.
  5. Now, you can paste the image wherever a image can be placed by pressing Control+v. You can also paste it by choosing Paste from the context menu.
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Now, we think you got the answer for all your questions like:

  • How to take screenshot in macbook.
  • How to take screenshot in macbook pro.
  • How to take screenshot in mac laptop.
  • How to take screenshot in mac mini.
  • How to take screenshot in mac safari.
  • How to screen print mac.

We will be sharing the method to take screenshot in mac with windows keyboard in coming days. So, don’t worry if you are using a windows keyboard instead of the regular Mac keyboard. Stay tuned.

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