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How to Take Screenshot on Your Mac

There are a million reasons to take a screenshot, also known as a screencap or screengrab, even on a Mac.

A screenshot allows you to capture exactly what you are seeing on the screen of your MacBook or iMac, either so that you can consult it later or to share it with other users. You can capture an image, a web page, a spreadsheet, a folder, whatever. It’s a very handy feature that we honestly use dozens of times a day, whether it’s capturing a full screen or maybe just a window or part of a window.

We have even changed where our screenshots are saved on our laptop. Here’s everything you need to know about screenshot on a Mac.

How to take a screenshot on your Mac

There are two ways to capture the entire screen, a part of the screen, or a window or menu: Use keyboard shortcuts or the Screen Capture application. In any case, after taking a screenshot, if you see a thumbnail in the corner of the screen, you can click on it to edit the screenshot. You can also copy a screenshot to paste elsewhere simply by pressing and holding Control while taking it.

Take a screenshot on mac clipboard in a blink by following the steps listed below.

Entire Screen screenshot on Mac Computer

Step 1. Open the screen you wish to take a screenshot.

Step 2. Press “Shift” + “Command” + number “3” keys altogether.

How to screenshot on Mac

Step 3. The screenshot will get copied to the Mac clipboard, if you wish to save the screenshot in a PNG file then press “Shift” + “3” keys together while capturing.

How to screenshot on Mac

Selected Area screenshot on MacBooks

Step 1. Go to the screen you wish to take a screenshot.

Step 2. Press “Shift” + “Command” + number “4” keys altogether.

How to screenshot on Mac

Step 3. Move your mouse pointer and select the region you require in your screenshot; for fine-tuning the selection process, press spacebar while choosing the region.

Step 4. The selected area screenshot will now be copied to the Mac clipboard, for saving it in a PNG file press “Shift” + “4” keys instead while capturing the screen.

How to screenshot on Mac

You can now find the PNG file saved on your desktop.