How To Take Screenshot On Mac : If you’re updating yourself from a Windows PC to a Mac, you might be thinking how to take a screenshot on MAC without that Print Screen key on your keyboard. Be calm about this, because there are a variety of screenshot methods that also include those for making a specific window available in MacOS, whether you’ve changed to Mojave or are still running High Sierra all of which form images that you can use for whatever your needs.
How To Take Screenshot On Mac
Do you have a MAC machine? Here’s how to capture a screenshot on MAC Desktop.
BY USING KEYBOARD INSTRUCTIONS
MacOS keyboard instructions are the easiest and fastest way to capture a screenshot on an Mac whether you’re obtaining the entire screen or just a portion of it — as long as your keys aren’t stuck.
Step 1: Tap the Command, Shift, two keys at the same time.
Step 2: This will help to save a copy of your screen to your clipboard. You can alternatively tap the same combination without the Command key to keep the image in the form of PNG file to your PC.
If you’ve updated MacOS to the very latest released version, known as Mojave, a preview of the Screenshot will come in the corner of your screen giving you quick access to editing tools. You can also take benefits of the new screenshot “Stacks” feature which groups together related files on your desktop, like screenshots. To do this, press right click button on your desktop and all of them will be quickly grouped.
Step 1: Press the Command, Shift, four keys at the same time.
Step 2: Change your mouse pointer into a crosshair, and have it as the region you want to click.
Step 3: You can select your selection by clicking the spacebar, which will help you to capture a full-screen or to open a bar.
Your selection will be copied to the clipboard. But, don’t tap the Command key otherwise the file will be saved as PNG file.
Note that if you are using a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, it’ll give you options on the Touch Bar that includes the Selected Portion, Window, or Entire Screen. You can also use it to use it for a different folder such as Desktop, Documents, or even Clipboard. Another feature exclusive to Touch Bar Mac Books is to use a screenshot of the Touch Bar display, which can be completed by pressing Shift, Command, six keys at the same time.
TAKING SCREENSHOTS on Mac WITH GRAB
Are you feeling afraid of memorizing keyboard shortcuts? Use the Grab program that comes pre-installed on all Macs and lets you create screenshots directly from the menu bar. The program also allows you to take time-taking screenshots, as sometimes you need to maintain the stage before taking an image.
Step 1: Open Grab by opening it from the utility folder, which is enclosed within the Applications folder. You will be able to pin this icon for quick access later for other vital things.
The Grab features a window opening when it is opened, and also runs almost by the help of icon called a menu icon.
Step 2: You should Either use the inbuilt Capture menu system to capture screenshots according to your demands, or you can also use the keyboard shortcuts for it.
With Grab function, you can click a screenshot of a particular section of the screen, a single window, or the full screen — that is the same as the three options that we have seen earlier. What has come new here is the “Timed screen” option, which will help you to give a 10-second time.
This implies that if you need to get a menu or position your mouse in the right position, you will get some time to do so.
Step 1: Open Grab as in the commands above.
Step 2: Choose a Timed Screenshot from the Grub menu, or there is a shortcut way that is by pressing the buttons Command + Shift + Z.
Keep in mind that your mouse cursor will not show up in the Screenshot by default. If you want to ensure it’s captured in the frame, click Preferences from the main Grab menu and select the mouse icon from the resulting pop-up window.
The cursor will only show up when capturing delayed screenshots, which is just as well since you’ll need your mouse to take screenshots with the other options. We still think the keyboard shortcuts are a better way to capture screenshots, but if you don’t want to memorize anything, Grab is a great alternative.
USING PREVIEW TO TAKE A SCREENSHOT
Preview, the default tool that allows you to open everything from photos to PDF files on your Mac (here’s how to convert them) has more than a few hidden features. You can edit images with Preview, for instance, by merely pressing the toolbox icon.
Step 1: Open Preview option.
Step 2: Use File present in the Mac.
Step 3: From the drop-down menu, choose ‘Take Screenshot’ and then either From Selection, From Window, or Entire Screen, according to the preferences.
We give preference to the keyboard shortcut method to this one because the former is far quicker, but Preview give us one main advantage that you can choose where your screenshots should end up. The other options on our list save your Screenshot to the computer with a filename. Preview opens the Screenshot, lets you make a few edits, and then you can keep the file wherever you like. If it is important to you, the ‘Preview’ option is a
also a reliable option.
Taking And Saving Mac Screenshots
What will be the result once a screenshot is clicked? Let us assume that you didn’t just save it to the clipboard, your Mac will automatically time save the Screenshot with the day, and time it was made, before saving it as a PNG file to your desktop. This is handy for quick reference, but if you’re taking many screenshots at a time, then your computer will quickly become cluttered with files that sport odd names.