How to Ss Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user looking to take screenshots on your device? Well, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of capturing screenshots on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Capturing the Entire Screen

If you want to capture everything that’s displayed on your screen, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Locate the “Shift” key on your keyboard.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the “Shift” key.
  • Step 3: While holding the “Shift” key, press the “Command” key (also known as the ⌘ key) and the “3” key simultaneously.

Note: You’ll hear a camera shutter sound, indicating that a screenshot has been captured. The screenshot will be saved as a PNG file on your desktop with a filename labeled with the date and time of capture.

Capturing a Specific Area

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

  • Step 1: Locate the “Shift” key on your keyboard.
  • Step 3: While holding the “Shift” key, press the “Command” key (⌘) and the “4” key simultaneously. Your cursor will change into crosshairs.
  • Step 4: Click and drag your cursor to select the desired area for the screenshot.
  • Step 5: Release the mouse button to capture the screenshot.

Note: Just like capturing the entire screen, you’ll hear a camera shutter sound, and the screenshot will be saved as a PNG file on your desktop.

Capturing a Window

If you want to capture a specific window or application, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Locate the “Shift” key on your keyboard.
  • Step 4: Press the Spacebar. Your cursor will now change into a camera icon.
  • Step 5: Move your cursor over the desired window or application to highlight it.
  • Step 6: Click on the highlighted window or application to capture a screenshot of it.

Note: Again, you’ll hear a camera shutter sound, and the screenshot will be saved as a PNG file on your desktop. The captured image will include shadows and reflections by default for an enhanced visual appeal!

Taking Screenshots of Touch Bar (if applicable)

If you have a MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar, here’s how you can capture screenshots of it:

  • Step 1: Locate the “Shift” key on your keyboard.
  • Step 3: While holding the “Shift” key, press the “Command” key (⌘) and the “6” key simultaneously.

Note: The screenshot will be saved as a PNG file on your desktop, just like with the previous methods.

In Conclusion

Congratulations! You’ve now learned how to capture screenshots on your Mac.

Whether you need to capture the entire screen, a specific area, a window, or even the Touch Bar, you’re equipped with all the necessary knowledge. Remember to explore these methods and get creative with your screenshots!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. Happy screenshotting!

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