6 ways to take screenshot on MAC

If you’re a new MAC user, one of the questions you’ll soon encounter is ‘how to take a screenshot on MAC’.

One of the many advantages that a MAC has over a PC is the flexibility of taking a screenshot. On a PC, you use the Printscreen key to copy the whole screen and then you edit it. On a MAC, it is different and it’s super useful.

Tips:

  • By default, screenshots get saved to the Desktop.
  • If you need to copy screenshots to your clipboard, use the Control key.
  • The use of the numeric key 4, captures a smaller section of your screen – like an application or a selection.
  • The use of the numeric key 3, captures the entire screen.

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6 ways to take screenshot on MAC:

Capture an application window

1. Use Command+Shift+4. You should now see a cross on the screen. Release the keys and then hit the spacebar once. Now click on any window to capture the entire application window. The screenshot is saved on your Desktop.

2. Use Command+Shift+Control+4. You should now see a cross on the screen. Release the keys and then hit the spacebar once. Now click on any window to capture the entire application window. The screenshot is saved to your Clipboard.

Capture a selection

3. Use Command+Shift+4. You should now see a cross on the screen. Drag it around and release to capture the selection. The screenshot is saved on your Desktop.

4. Use Command+Shift+Control+4. You should now see a cross on the screen. Drag it around and release to capture the selection. The screenshot is saved to your Clipboard.

Capture entire screen

5. Use Command+Shift+3. This will take a screenshot of the entire screen. The screenshot is saved on your Desktop.

6. Use Command+Shift+Control+3. This will take a screenshot of the entire screen. The screenshot is saved to  your Clipboard.

Alternatively, you can also use the Grab application to capture a screenshot on MAC.

screenshot on MAC

 

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