How to Snip Tool on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to use the Snip Tool on Mac. The Snip Tool is a built-in screenshot tool that allows you to capture and edit screenshots on your Mac. Whether you want to capture the entire screen, a specific window, or just a portion of the screen, the Snip Tool can help you get the job done quickly and easily.

Step 1: Accessing the Snip Tool

To access the Snip Tool on your Mac, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on the Spotlight Search icon (the magnifying glass) located in the top-right corner of your screen.
  2. Type “Snip Tool” in the search bar and press Enter.
  3. The Snip Tool will appear in the search results. Click on it to open.

Step 2: Capturing Screenshots

Once you have opened the Snip Tool, you can start capturing screenshots. Here are different options for capturing specific types of screenshots:

Capturing Full Screen:

  1. Click on the “Capture Full Screen” button. It is represented by a screen icon.
  2. The entire screen will be captured instantly.

Capturing Window:

  1. Click on the “Capture Window” button. It is represented by a window icon.
  2. Move your cursor over the window that you want to capture. The window will be highlighted in blue when selected.
  3. Click on the window to capture it.

Capturing Selection:

  1. Click on the “Capture Selection” button. It is represented by a crosshair icon.
  2. Drag your cursor to select the portion of the screen you want to capture. Release the mouse button to capture it.

Step 3: Editing Screenshots

After capturing a screenshot, you can use the Snip Tool’s editing features to annotate and enhance your screenshots. Here’s how:

Annotating Screenshots:

  1. Click on the “Annotate” button. It is represented by a pencil icon.
  2. You can now use various tools like pen, shapes, text, and highlighter to annotate your screenshot.
  3. Select a tool, customize its properties, and click on the screenshot to apply annotations.
  4. To remove an annotation, simply select it and press the “Delete” key on your keyboard.

Saving Screenshots:

  1. Click on the “Save” button. It is represented by a floppy disk icon.
  2. A dialog box will appear allowing you to choose a location and name for your screenshot.
  3. Select a location and enter a name for your screenshot. Then click “Save”.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to use the Snip Tool on Mac.

Now you can easily capture and edit screenshots whenever you need them. Remember to practice and explore the various features of the Snip Tool to make the most out of it.

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