How To Take A Screenshot On A Mac Computer

Screenshot your Mac computer screen

Screenshot your Mac computer screen

Hello everyone, how are you all doing today? I hope you are all having a great week so far. I can’t believe January is halway over already! I feel tired though, I plan to just rest this weekend, I am not going to go out or do anything, it’s Netflix and chill mood all weekend long lol, anyway please read on…

Today you will learn how to easily take a screenshot of your screen on your iMac or Macbook laptops. I assume most of you have probably had a Windows OS computer so the traditional way of taking a screenshot by pressing just one button is not really available for Mac users. I don’t know why not, but anyway let us begin.

Take a screenshot on your Mac

You can take screenshots of your whole screen or just part of it. Screenshots are saved automatically as .png files on your desktop.

Take a screenshot of your whole screen

  1. Press Command (⌘)-Shift-3.
  2. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Take a screenshot of part of your screen

  1. Press Command-Shift-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair pointer.
  2. Move the crosshair pointer to where you want to start the screenshot.
  3. Drag to select an area. While dragging, you can hold the Shift key, Option key, or Space bar to change the way the selection moves.
  4. When you’ve selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button. To cancel, press the Escape (esc) key before you release the button.
  5. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Take a screenshot of a window

  1. Press Command-Shift-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair pointer.
  2. Press the Space bar. The pointer changes to a camera pointer.
  3. Move the camera pointer over a window to highlight it.
  4. Click your mouse or trackpad. To cancel, press the Escape (esc) key before you click.
  5. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Resource Link: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201361

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