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How to take a screenshot on MacBook?
How to take a screenshot on MacBook?

This article will show you how to take a screenshot on Mac. Taking a screenshot is an easy and convenient way to save or share images of the screen with others. Screenshots are also handy for saving important moments, such as if you want to capture the image that appears when you finish downloading something from the Internet. You can use screenshots in presentations, emails, documents, or any other place where an image may be needed.

Keyboard shortcuts can be used to take screenshots on your Mac, but different techniques provide different results. There are three common keyboard shortcuts, a fourth one is also there for your users who have a MacBook with a touch bar. Apple does provide a decent number of options to save, delete and open the screenshots. 

How to take a screenshot on Mac?

  • To take a screenshot, press and hold the Shift, Command, and 3 keys together
  • You’ll see a thumbnail in the corner of the screen, click it to view/edit the screenshot.

How to capture a portion of the screen?

  • Press Shift, Command, and 4 keys together and hold them
  • Drag the crosshair to select the area of the screen that has to be captured. To move the selection, press the Space bar and hold it while dragging the cursor.
  • To cancel the screenshot, press Esc.
  • To capture, release the mouse button. 
  • You’ll see a thumbnail in the corner of the screen, click it to view/edit the screenshot. 

How to capture a window or menu?

  • Open the window or menu that you want to take a screenshot of.
  • Press and hold Shift, Command, 4, and space bar keys together. The pointer transforms into a camera icon.
  • Click the window or menu to capture it. To exclude the window’s shadow from the capture, press and hold the Option key while you click.
  • You’ll see a thumbnail in the corner of the screen, click it to view/edit the screenshot.  

Touch Bar MacBooks: Command-Shift-6

Just tap Command-Shift-6 to take a screenshot of your Touch Bar.

For all of the above processes, you can right-click the Floating Thumbnail to:

  • Save the screenshot to your desktop, or any desired location
  • Open it in Mail, Preview, or Photos
  • Show in Finder 
  • Delete
  • Close 
  • By default, screenshots will be saved on your desktop 

In macOS Mojave or later versions, you are allowed to change the default location from the Options menu in the Screenshot app. If you liked this article (or if it helped at all), please leave a comment below or share it with friends, so they can also know how to take screenshots on the Mac.

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