How to take Screenshot on your Mac


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If you have recently switched to Mac from Windows and wondering how to take screenshots like you used to take it with snap-it, then this article is for you. So lets check how to take screenshot on your Mac.

How to take Screenshot on Mac

Key Combination
  • To take a screenshot, press and hold these three keys together : Shift, Command and 3. 
  • If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.

How to capture portion of the screen

Key Combination
  1. Press and hold these three keys together : Shift, Command and 4.
  2. Drag the crosshair  to select the area of the screen to capture. To move the selection, press and hold Space bar while dragging. To cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.
  3. To take the screenshot, release your mouse or trackpad button. 
  4. If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.

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How to capture top active Window

Key Combination
  1. Open the window or menu that you want to capture.
  2. Press and hold these keys together: Shift, Command, 4, and Space bar. The pointer changes to a camera icon . To cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.
  3. Click the window or menu to capture it. To exclude the window’s shadow from the screenshot, press and hold the Option key while you click.
  4. If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.

All screenshots will be by default stored on Desktop with naming convention ”Screen Shot [date] at [time].png.”

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