How to Capture Screen on Mac
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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
  • 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. 

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