How to Make a Screenshot on a Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Making a Screenshot on a Mac

Taking screenshots on a Mac is a useful skill that can come in handy for various purposes. Whether you want to capture something important for work or share a funny moment with your friends, knowing how to take screenshots on your Mac is essential. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the different methods to make a screenshot on a Mac.

Method 1: Capturing the Entire Screen

To capture the entire screen of your Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Command + Shift + 3 keys simultaneously.

  2. Your screen will flash, indicating that the screenshot has been captured.

  3. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear in the bottom-right corner of your screen.

  4. To save the screenshot, click on the thumbnail and choose where you want to store it.

Method 2: Selective Area Screenshot

If you only need to capture a specific area of your screen, follow these steps:

  1. Press Command + Shift + 4.

  2. Your cursor will change into a crosshair.

  3. Select and drag the crosshair to highlight the area you want to capture.

  4. To adjust the selection, hold down Shift, Option, or Spacebar.

  5. To take the screenshot, release your mouse or trackpad button.

  6. Similar to the previous method, a thumbnail will appear for you to save the screenshot.

Method 3: Taking a Screenshot of a Window

Sometimes, you may only want to capture a specific window instead of the entire screen. To do this:

  1. Press Command + Shift + 4.

  2. Press the Spacebar. Your cursor will change into a camera icon.

  3. Move your camera icon over the window you want to capture. The window will be highlighted.

  4. To take the screenshot, click on the highlighted window.

  5. The thumbnail will appear as usual, allowing you to save your screenshot.


Taking screenshots on a Mac is quick and easy once you know the different methods. Whether you need to capture the entire screen or just a specific area or window, these options have got you covered. Remember, screenshots can be incredibly helpful in various situations, so make sure to practice these methods and familiarize yourself with them.

So go ahead and start capturing those screenshots on your Mac with ease!

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