How to Screenshot on MAC- Capture Full Screen or a Portion

How to Screenshot on MAC: Taking a screenshot on MacBook is very easy 😜. You can capture a screenshot on your Mac Book in two ways.

  • Full-Screen Screenshot
  • A portion of the screen

How to take a Screenshot on your Mac Book

➑️ To Take a Full-Screen Screenshot press the three keys together Shift, Command, and 3 as shown in the image below.

How to Take Full Screenshot on MAC
Capture Full Screen of MAC

After taking the screenshot if you see the thumbnail in the corner of the screen, click it to edit the screenshot.

Or Wait for the screenshot to be saved at the desktop (by default).

How to Capture a portion of the Screen

How to Take Portion of Screen Screenshot on MAC
Capture a portion of the MAC screen

➑️ To capture a portion of the MAC Screen, press and hold these three keys together Shift, Command, and 4

Drag the Crosshair Mac Crosshair icon and select the portion you want to capture. To move the selection, press the space bar while dragging. You are reading this article on TechnoHowTo.com

To take the screenshot release the mouse or trackpad button.

To cancel the screenshot press the Esc (Escape) key.

After taking the screenshot if you see the thumbnail in the corner of the screen, click it to edit the screenshot.

Or Wait for the screenshot to be saved at the desktop (by default).

How to Capture a Window or Menu in MAC

How to Capture Window or Menu in MAC

Press these four keys (Shift, Command, 4, and Space Bar) together and the cursor will change into a camera icon. Then click the Window or Menu to capture it.

To exclude the window’s shadow from the screenshot, press and hold the Option key while you click.

After taking the screenshot if you see the thumbnail in the corner of the screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or Wait for the screenshot to be saved at the desktop (by default).

Where is my Screenshot Saved in MAC Book

By default, screenshots save to your desktop with the name ”Screen Shot [date] at [time].png.”

In macOS Mojave or later, you can change the default location of saved screenshots from the Options menu in the Screenshot app. You can also drag the thumbnail to a folder or document.

More Options in Screen Capturing in MAC

Press Shift + Command + 5 together to open all the options of screen capturing, which includes these options

MAC screen capturing options
ActionTool
Capture the entire screenMAC Capture the entite screen icon
Capture a windowMAC Capture a new window icon
Capture a portion of the screenMAC capture a portion of the screen
Record the entire screenMAC Record Entire Screen icon
Record a portion of the screenMAC Record a portion of the screen icon

Start the screenshot or screen recording:

  • For the entire screen or a portion of it: Click Capture.
  • For a window: Move the cursor to the window, then click the window.
  • For recordings: Click Record. To stop recording, click the Stop Recording button MAC Stop Recording Icon in the menu bar.

When the Show Floating Thumbnail option is set, you can do any of the following while the thumbnail is briefly displayed in the bottom-right corner of the screen:

  • Swipe right to immediately save the file and make it disappear.
  • Drag the thumbnail into a document, an email, a note, or a Finder window.
  • Click the thumbnail to open a window where you can mark up the screenshot or trim the recording, or share it.

Depending on where you chose to save the screenshot or recording, an app may open.

For More details you can visit the official website of Apple to know how to screenshot MAC.

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