BEST WAYS TO TAKE SCREENSHOT IN MACBOOK .

macbook pro

Many mac users wonders how to take screenshots in macbook because there’s no Printscreen button on Mac keyboard , but that doesn’t mean it is complicated . Using keyboard shortcuts , you can capture a screenshot of your entire screen and everything on it or designated area you want to capture .

STEPS TO TAKE SCREENSHOT OF YOUR WHOLE SCREEN

  • Hit CMD +SHIFT +3

screenshot in macbook

  • You will find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop .

STEPS TO TAKE SCREENSHOT OF PARTICULAR  PART OF YOUR SCREEN

  • Press CMD + SHIFT + 4. The pointer changes to a crosshair

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  • Drag crosshair to where you want to start the screenshot and select an area .
  • While dragging you can hold SHift , option  or spacebar to change the way .
  • Means –

Hold shift to lock in vertical or horizontal position .

SCREENSHOT IN MACBOOK

Hold option to grow your selection from the center .

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Hold spacebar for locking the aspect ratio.

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Hit spacebar for changing your pointer into a camera and grab a full window .

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Holding shift + space to lock in horizontal or vertical while moving the locked selection .

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  • When you have selected the area you want , release your mouse .
  • To cancel press ESC key .

STEPS TO TAKE SCREENSHOT OF THE TOUCHBAR

  • Press Shift + CMD +6
  • You will find your screenshot as .png file on your desktop .

IMPORTANT :

– Screenshot are saved as .png file on desktop in MAC OS V10.6 and later .

– To save your screenshot to clipboard instead of desktop , simply add control to the key combinations above .Like CTRL +SHIFT+CMD +3 instead of CMD +SHIFT+3 (screenshot of whole screen)

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If you feel , you are not gonna remember all those keyboard shortcuts .

GRAB , a program that comes pre-installed in all MAC . You can create screenshots directly from the menubar . You can find GRAB in the utilities folder , which is housed withing the Applications folder . Once you launch GRAB application , you’ll see an icon for the program in your dock .

grab application

  • This application runs almost entirely from the menubar entire screen .

grab application

  • With this application you can take a screenshot of  entire screen , individual window or individual part of your screen , the same three method we discussed above .
  • GRAB also got timed screen option , which gives you 10 seconds delay before screenshot is captured .

grab application

There’s one more tool called Preview which allows you to open everything from photos to pdf files . It automatically save your screenshots to the desktop . Preview lets you make a few edits , and save the file wherever you like . If that matters to you then i suggest preview is a solid choice .

preview tool

preview tool

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