How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac


Taking a screenshot on a Mac should be fairly easy to do. It is indeed, but that’s if you already know how to do it. If you’ve used a Windows computer for years and you’ve recently become a full-time Mac user, then sometimes the basic things on a Mac aren’t so straightforward. Even though in my opinion the Mac is probably the easiest computer to use. But if you haven’t been shown how to then it can be frustrating.

However, you don’t need to worry because we pride our self on helping people master the features on their Mac. Read on to find out how to take a screenshot on your Mac.

On some Windows computers, you can take a screenshot using a single key on the keyboard. It’s different to do so on a Mac.

The Steps to take a screenshot on a Mac

On your keyboard, you need to locate three keys. The Shift, command and 3. To take a screenshot on your Mac, press and hold these three keys together.

screenshot on your mac

If the volume of your Mac is up then you will hear a camera shutter sound and a thumbnail of the screenshot will appear in the corner of your screen. You can click on it to edit it.

Please note that on some keyboards the shift key is different. Some will show it as an arrow point upwards.

Capture part of the Screen

You can also capture a part of your screen. To do so you Press and hold Shift, Command and 4.

take screenshot of portion of screen

A crosshair will appear in place of the mouse cursor. You then click, then drag the mouse over the portion of the screen you want. Simply release the click and the screenshot will be created with a thumbnail in the corner of your screen.

Screenshots are saved automatically to your desktop.

As you can see, it’s fairly easy to take a screenshot on a Mac.

Also Read: Mac Trackpad Gestures to make your work more productive


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