How to take Screenshots on Mac?

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How to take Screenshots on Mac?

It took a long time before we got used to handling windows and now we are obsessed with Macs. If you have just bought a Mac or have been using one for a long time, then one thing that you may want to know is how to take screenshots.

Screenshots are amazing, right? Whether you are making a do-it-yourself (DIY) video to teach a cool trick to your followers on YouTube or simply help your friend with something, the simple feature can come in handy. Taking a screenshot in a windows system is quite easy as there is a dedicated key for the same but unfortunately, Mac does not have one. So, how do you take a screenshot on a Mac? Would you like to know? All you have to do is keep reading.

Taking A Screenshot Of The Entire Screen

Let us begin with teaching you how to take the screenshot of the entire screen. The first thing you have to do here is to make sure that everything you want in your screenshot is on your screen before you take the screenshot. To take the screenshot, press Command + Shift + 3 on your keyboard. If you have sound enabled on your Mac, then you will hear a camera shutter sound at the time you press the keys. After you are done, the screenshot of whatever was on your screen at that time, will be saved automatically on your screen. While in the earlier versions of the OS X used to save the screenshot as ‘Picture #’ along with the number of the screenshot on your desktop, the latest ones label these as ‘screenshot’ with the date and time the image was taken.


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Taking A Screenshot Of A Part Of The Screen

There could be times when rather than capturing the entire screen, you would want a small part of it as an image. In that case, you would have to press Command + Shift + 4. Doing so will turn your cursor into a crosshair reticle using which you can select the portion of the screen you wish to save as an image. To take the screenshot, you have to simply let go of the mouse button after selecting the area and you also choose to return to the regular cursor without taking a screenshot by pressing the Escape key. After you have taken the screenshot, the image file will be saved to your desktop just like it is saved when you capture the entire screen.


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So, this is how you take a screenshot in Mac. Is there any other Mac or iPhone trick that you would like to know? Ask a question using the dedicated button at the top of the website or tell us through your comments below.

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1)Press Shift-Command-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair.

2)Press the Space bar. The pointer changes to a camera.

3)Move the camera over a window to highlight it.

4)Click your mouse or trackpad. To cancel, press the Esc (Escape) key before you click.

5)Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.


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