How To Take A Screenshots On Mac Device


When we are doing work on computer, manytimes need arise to take a screenshots of our screen or windows.


Taking screenshots on MacOs in no big deal. You just need to press a shortcut keys and you're done.


Previously I shared a guide on how to take a screenshots on windows 10 operating system. Today in this post we will see a guide to take a screenshots on MacOs.


MacOs offers you couple of shortcuts by which you can take a screenshot of your entire screen or a part of screen or just a single active window.


 So, here are the different shortcuts taht will help you to take a screenshot.

Shift + Command + 3 (To capture the entire screen)

Shift + Command + 4 (To capture the selected area)

Shift + Command + 4 + Space (To capture single windows or menu)

Save a screenshot to your clipboard

Shift + Command + 6 (To take a screenshot of  touchbar)



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Take a screenshot of entire screen

When you want to take a screenshot of your entire screen, then press this three (Shift + Command + 3) button together on your keyboard to capture the entire screen.

The screenshot will be directly saved as a .png file on your desktop by default.



Take a screenshot of selected area

If you don't want to take a screenshot of entire screen and crop it later to take a part you need from it.

MacOs offers you a direct way by which you will be able to select any perticular area that you want to capture.

For that, press this three (Shift + Command + 4) keys on your keyboard.

Once you press this key combo, your mouse cursor will change into crosshair. Drag that crosshair to select the area you want to capture.

If you want to cancel taking screenshot, just press Esc button.

The screenshot will be saved as a .png file directly on your desktop by default.



Take a screenshot of single windows or menu

If you need to take a screenshot of only single windows or menu, then this shortcut will be for you.

Press this four (Shift + Command + 4 + Space) keys on your keyboard.

Once you press this key combo together, your mouse cursor will change into little camera icon.

Move that camera icon on any windows that you want to capture. When you move that camera icon on any windows, that windows will be highlighted as blue so that can make sure you are taking screenshot of right windows or menu. Click on highlighted windows to capture it.

Press Esc button if you want to cancel taking screenshot.

The screenshot will be saved as .png file directly on your desktop.



Save a screenshot to your clipboard

If you just want to save a screenshot to your clipboard instead of saving it as a .png file on your desktop, you can do it by pressing Ctrl button with above shortcuts. (For example, Ctrl + Shift + Command + 4)

Later on you can paste that screenshot in any image processing softwares and do what you want.



Take a screenshot of Touch Bar

If you have any Mac device with touch bar, then you can also take a screenshot of that touchbar.

Press Shift + Command + 6 to take a very wide screenshot of your Touch Bar.


That's it my friend.


Final words

So, this was the couple shortcuts that I think you should know.

This can be handful for you in case you need to take a screenshot on your MacOs device.


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I hope that you find this information useful.


So, tell me which shortcut is your favourite and why?


Till then Good bye 👋🏻, have a great weekend.


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