If you are looking to capture screens on Mac and have just shifted from your PC to Mac it can be a bit confusing. The task is pretty straight forward though moving from one operating system to another can be a learning process.
These days we regularly capture the screen for slides while in a Zoom lecture or document a risky tweet before it gets deleted.
How to Capture Entire Screen on Mac?
The instructions below will prove helpful for you to capture the screen on Mac.
- Press and hold Command + Shift and 3
- A window containing the screenshot should pop up.
- Click on it to edit the screenshot or just leave it for a few seconds for the window to disappear and save your screenshot.
How to Capture A Portion of the Screen on Mac?
- Press and hold Command + Shift and 4
- A crosshair will appear. Hold down on your mouse or trackpad button and use the crosshair to select the area you want to capture.
- Release the mouse to take the screenshot.
- A screenshot will pop up in a window and give you the option to edit.
How to Screenshot a specific Window on Mac?
- Open the window
- Press and hold Command + Shift + 4 and Space Bar.
- A Camera icon will appear. Click on the window to take a screenshot.
- To eliminate the window’s shadow from the screenshot hold the “Option” when you click on the window to capture it.
If you want to cancel a screenshot of a specific window or portion of the screen, hit the Esc or Escape key. When saved the screenshots are saved in .png format to the desktop.