How to Ss on a Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you new to using a Mac and finding it difficult to take screenshots? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this tutorial, we will show you how to take screenshots on a Mac with ease.

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Taking screenshots on a Mac is incredibly convenient thanks to the built-in keyboard shortcuts. Let’s explore the different options available:

Capturing the Entire Screen

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

  1. Press Command + Shift + 3 simultaneously.

  2. You will hear a camera shutter sound, indicating that your screenshot has been successfully taken.

  3. The screenshot will be saved as a PNG file on your desktop with a filename starting with “Screenshot” followed by the date and time of capture.

Capturing a Specific Area

If you only want to capture a specific area of your screen, use the following steps:

  1. Press Command + Shift + 4.

  2. Your cursor will turn into crosshairs or a reticle symbol.

  3. To select the area you want to capture, click and drag the crosshairs over it.

  4. Release the mouse button or trackpad once you have selected the desired area.

Capturing a Window or Menu

If you want to capture a specific window or menu, use these steps:

  1. Press Command + Shift + 4.

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

  3. Move the camera icon over the window or menu you want to capture.

  4. Click on the desired window or menu to take the screenshot.

Method 2: Using the Screenshot App

In addition to keyboard shortcuts, Mac provides a built-in Screenshot app that offers more advanced options. Follow these steps:

  1. Press Command + Spacebar to open Spotlight Search.

  2. Type “Screenshot” and press Enter/Return.

  3. The Screenshot app will open, displaying various capturing options such as capturing the entire screen, specific windows, or selected areas.

  4. Select your preferred option and customize any additional settings if required.

  5. Click on “Capture” to take the screenshot.

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    Taking screenshots on a Mac is a breeze once you familiarize yourself with the keyboard shortcuts and the Screenshot app. Whether you need to capture the entire screen or specific areas, Mac provides you with multiple options to suit your needs. So, go ahead and start capturing those important moments!

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