How to Find Screenshot on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Do you often take screenshots on your Mac but struggle to find where they are saved? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this article, we will guide you through the process of finding screenshots on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Using Finder

If you prefer using Finder to locate your screenshots, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Open a new Finder window by clicking on the Finder icon in the Dock.
  • Step 2: In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on “Go” and then select “Go to Folder..” or simply press ‘Shift + Command + G’.
  • Step 3: A small window will appear. Type in the following path: /Users/[your username]/Pictures and click “Go”.
  • Step 4: The Pictures folder will open.

    Here, you will find a subfolder called “Screenshots”. Open this folder to access all your screenshots.

Using Terminal

If you’re comfortable with using Terminal, this method can be even quicker:

  • Step 1: Launch Terminal from the Applications/Utilities folder or by searching for it in Spotlight.
  • Step 2: In the Terminal window, type or paste the following command: cd ~/Pictures/Screenshots
  • Step 3: Press Enter to change into the Screenshots directory.

Taking Screenshots on Mac

Before we conclude, let’s quickly go over how to take screenshots on your Mac:

  • Command + Shift + 3: Captures the entire screen and saves it as a PNG file on your desktop.
  • Command + Shift + 4: Turns your cursor into a crosshair. Click and drag to select the area you want to capture.

    The screenshot is saved as a PNG file on your desktop.

  • Command + Shift + 4, then Spacebar: Changes the cursor into a camera icon. You can then click on any window or menu to capture it. The screenshot is saved as a PNG file on your desktop.

Congratulations! You now know how to find screenshots on your Mac using both Finder and Terminal. Taking screenshots has never been easier!

We hope this article was helpful. Happy screenshotting!

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