How to Take Screenshot on Mac?
To take a screenshot on a Mac, you can use keyboard shortcuts or the built-in Grab utility. Here are the steps for each method:
- Keyboard Shortcut:
- To take a screenshot of the entire screen, press “Command + Shift + 3”.
- To take a screenshot of a specific area, press “Command + Shift + 4” and then select the area you want to capture.
- The screenshots will be saved to your desktop as PNG files.
- Grab Utility:
- Click on the “Finder” icon in the Dock to open a Finder window.
- Go to the “Applications” folder and find the “Utilities” folder.
- Open the “Utilities” folder and double-click on “Grab”.
- In the Grab window, choose the type of screenshot you want to take from the “Capture” menu.
- To take a screenshot, click the “Capture” button.
- The screenshot will be saved as a TIFF file on your desktop.
These are the two most common methods for taking screenshots on a Mac. You can use the keyboard shortcuts for quick and easy screenshots, or use the Grab utility for more precise control over the screenshot.
More ways on how to take screenshot on mac
Here’s a simple guide to taking a screenshot on a Mac:
- Entire screen screenshot: To capture an image of the entire screen, press Command + Shift + 3. The screenshot will be saved to your desktop.
- Selected area screenshot: To capture a specific area of your screen, press Command + Shift + 4. The cursor will change to a crosshair, allowing you to select the area you want to capture. Simply drag the crosshair over the desired area and release the mouse button to take the screenshot.
- Window screenshot: To capture a specific window, press Command + Shift + 4 and then press the Spacebar. The cursor will change to a camera icon, allowing you to select the window you want to capture. Simply click on the desired window and the screenshot will be taken.
- Timed screenshot: To take a timed screenshot, use the Grab application that comes pre-installed on your Mac. Open the Grab application and go to File > New Timed Screen. This will give you a 10-second countdown, allowing you to set up the shot before the screenshot is taken.
Note: All screenshots taken on a Mac are saved as PNG files on your desktop by default. You can easily change the file format and location in the screenshot tool preferences.
To take a screenshot on a Mac, you can use keyboard shortcuts:
- Entire screen: Command + Shift + 3
- Selected area: Command + Shift + 4
- Specific window: Command + Shift + 4 + Spacebar
The screenshots will be saved as .png files on the desktop.
How to Take a Screenshot of a Window on your mac book
- Press Command-Shift-4 on your keyboard.
- When the target icon appears, press the space bar to transform it into a camera icon.
- To take a screenshot of an open window, menu, dock, or bar, drag the camera icon over it.
- Your screenshot will be saved as a .png file and will appear on your desktop.
How to take a Screenshot of an entire Mac display
- Press Command-Shift-3 on your keyboard to take a screenshot of your entire screen.
- Your entire screen, including any windows visible on the screen, and the toolbar at the top of the screen, will be saved as a screenshot on your desktop.