How To Take a Screenshot on a Mac & Macbook



How to take a screenshot on a Mac & Macbook?

  1. Hold down ⌘ command and shift and press # 3.
  2. Your Mac captures the entire screen and saves it as a file on the desktop. The file name will look like “Screen shot 2018-12-11 at 08.45.00 AM.png”.

How do I take a partial screenshot mac?

  1. Hold down ⌘ command and shift and press $ 4.
  2. Use your mouse to draw a rectangle in order to specify what to capture – or press the spacebar and then click on something (e.g. a window) to capture it. Your Mac then saves it as a file on the desktop. The file name will look like “Screen shot 2018-12-11 at 08.45.00 AM.png”.

How do I take a screenshot of the Touch Bar (MacBook Pro)?

  1. Hold down ⌘ command and shift and press ^ 6.
  2. Your Mac captures the entire Touch Bar and saves it as a file on the desktop.

Where is my Screenshot on mac?

  1. The file won’t open automatically. You will find it on the desktop. Also the Finder might be helpful.

I don’t need a file. How can I have a screenshot in the clipboard instead?

  1. Hole down control together with any of the combinations above.
  2. Your Mac takes a screenshot and copies it to the clipboard (instead of saving it as a file).

I guess it’s in the clipboard now. How can I paste it into a document or something?

  1. Hold down ⌘ command and press V.
  2. Your Mac pastes the screenshot (that is in the clipboard) into a document or image you are currently editing.

I don’t like keyboard shortcuts. How can I take a screenshot using Preview?

How can I take a screenshot using Preview?

How can I have my screenshots in other file formats than PNG?

  1. With Preview (see previous question) you can save your screenshots in JPG, TIFF, PDF, and other file formats.

I need even more flexibility. How can I take screenshots using the command line (“Terminal”)?

  1. try help:
  2. use delays:

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