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
- 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
- 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 .
Hold option to grow your selection from the center .
Hold spacebar for locking the aspect ratio.
Hit spacebar for changing your pointer into a camera and grab a full window .
Holding shift + space to lock in horizontal or vertical while moving the locked selection .
- 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 .
– 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)
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 .
- This application runs almost entirely from the menubar entire screen .
- 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 .
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 .