How to Scrrenshot on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Have you ever wanted to capture a screenshot on your Mac? Whether you need to save an important image, document, or error message, taking a screenshot is a quick and easy way to do it. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the different methods of taking screenshots on your Mac.

Capturing the Entire Screen

If you want to capture the entire screen on your Mac, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Locate the Command (⌘) key on your keyboard. It is usually located next to the space bar.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the Shift (⇧), Command (⌘), and 3 keys simultaneously.
  • Step 3: Release all the keys after you hear a camera shutter sound or see a flash on your screen.
  • Step 4: Find the screenshot file on your desktop. It is usually saved as “Screen Shot [date] at [time].png”.

Capturing a Specific Area

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

  • Step 1: Locate the Command (⌘), Shift (⇧), and 4 keys on your keyboard.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the Command (⌘), Shift (⇧), and 4 keys simultaneously.
  • Step 3: Your cursor will turn into a crosshair. Click and drag to select the area you want to capture.
  • Step 4: Release the mouse button to capture the selected area.
  • Step 5: Find the screenshot file on your desktop, saved as “Screen Shot [date] at [time].

Capturing a Window or Menu

If you want to capture a specific window or menu on your screen, use this method:

  • Step 1: Locate the window or menu you want to capture. Press the space bar once.
  • Step 4: Move your cursor over the window or menu you want to capture. It will be highlighted in blue.
  • Step 5: Click on the highlighted window or menu to capture it.
  • Note:The screenshot file will be saved as “Screen Shot [date] at [time].png” on your desktop, just like in previous methods.

Capturing Touch Bar Screenshots (for MacBook Pro users)

If you own a MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar, you can also capture screenshots of your Touch Bar. Follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Command (⌘), Shift (⇧), and 6 keys simultaneously.
  • Step 2: Release all the keys after you hear a camera shutter sound or see a flash on your screen.
  • Note:The screenshot file will be saved as “Screen Shot [date] at [time].

In conclusion,

Taking screenshots on Mac is a simple process that can be done in various ways. Whether you want to capture the entire screen, a specific area, a window or menu, or even the Touch Bar on your MacBook Pro, these methods will help you easily save important information and visuals for later use.

Now that you know how to take screenshots on your Mac, go ahead and give it a try!

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