How to Screenhot on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user who wants to learn how to take screenshots? You’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of taking screenshots on your Mac. Whether you want to capture the entire screen, a specific window, or just a portion of the screen, we’ve got you covered.

Capturing the Entire Screen

To take a screenshot of your entire screen, follow these simple steps:

  1. Step 1: Locate the “Command” key (⌘) on your keyboard. It is usually located next to the spacebar.
  2. Step 2: Simultaneously press the “Command” key (⌘) and the “Shift” key (⇧) and then press the number “3”.
  3. Step 3: Release all keys. You will hear a camera shutter sound and see a thumbnail of your screenshot appear in the bottom-right corner of your screen.

You have successfully captured a screenshot of your entire screen! The screenshot file will be saved as a .png file on your desktop with a filename in the format “Screen Shot [Date] at [Time].png”.

Capturing a Specific Window

If you only want to capture a specific window instead of the entire screen, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Locate the window that you want to capture.
  2. Step 2: Simultaneously press the “Command” key (⌘) and the “Shift” key (⇧) and then press the number “4”.
  3. Step 3: Your cursor will turn into a crosshair. Click on the window that you want to capture. The screenshot of the selected window will be taken instantly.

The screenshot file will be saved as a .png file on your desktop, just like when capturing the entire screen.

Capturing a Portion of the Screen

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

  1. Step 1: Simultaneously press the “Command” key (⌘) and the “Shift” key (⇧) and then press the number “4”.
  2. Step 2: Your cursor will turn into a crosshair. Click and drag to select the portion of the screen that you want to capture.
  3. Step 3: Once you release the mouse button, your screenshot will be taken and saved as a .png file on your desktop.

You now have a screenshot of the specific portion of your screen!

In Conclusion

Taking screenshots on your Mac is a breeze once you know how. Whether you want to capture the entire screen, a specific window, or just a portion of it, you can do so easily using keyboard shortcuts. Remember to locate and make use of the “Command” key (⌘), “Shift” key (⇧), and number keys (3 or 4) to take screenshots with precision.

Note: Screenshots are saved as .png files by default on Mac, but you can convert them into other formats if needed.

Now that you are equipped with the knowledge of how to take screenshots on your Mac, go ahead and capture important moments, share information with friends, or document software issues. Happy screenshotting!

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