How to Easily Screenshot on Macbook

Taking a screenshot on your Macbook is an easy process. With just a few simple steps, you can capture anything on your screen and save it for later use.

Taking screenshot

Taking a screenshot on a Mac is relatively easy and straightforward. All you need to do is press and hold three keys together: Shift, Command and 3 (⇧+⌘+3). Doing this will instantly capture the entire screen of your device and the screenshot will be saved as a PNG file to your desktop. If you look closely, you may even see a thumbnail image appear in the corner of your screen after taking the screenshot.

Once the screenshot has been taken, you can either choose to leave it alone, or click on its thumbnail to edit it directly within macOS’s preview app. You can also modify the file type of your screenshots if desired by opting to save them as JPG or PDF documents. Whether you’re using your MacBook for work purposes or simply need to show someone what’s happening on your screen without having them look over your shoulder, learning how take screenshots on Mac computers is simple and an important tool for any tech-savvy user.

How to capture a portion of the screen

Taking a portion of your screen or partial screenshot is quite simple. All you need to do is press and hold the “Shift”, “Command” and “4” (⇧+⌘+4) keys together on your keyboard. A crosshair will appear and you can use it to select the area of the screen you want to capture by dragging it across the screen. To move the selection, press and then drag the spacebar. If you decide not to take a screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key instead. When you are done with selecting your desired area of the screen, just release your mouse or trackpad button and a thumbnail will appear in one corner of your screen. Clicking that thumbnail will allow you to edit the screenshot before saving it.

Taking a portion of your screen allows for more creatively tailored screenshots than simply taking an entire view or window alone. It is much faster than taking multiple full-screen shots then pasting them together in photo editor programs. Utilizing this shortcut can help make tedious tasks faster, such as when incorporating images into online documents or webpages, or even when constructing presentation slideshows for work or school related projects!

Taking screenshot of window or menu

Capturing a window or menu can be done quickly and easily. All you need to do is open the window or menu that you want to capture, then press and hold the Shift, Command, 4 (⇧+⌘+4) and Space Bar keys together. This will cause the pointer to change into a camera icon. To end the screenshot process, press the Esc (Escape) key. After that, simply click onto the window or menu to take its picture. To exclude the window’s shadow from the screenshot, hold down the Option key and then select it.This method of capturing windows or menus has been made simple and effective by modern computing technology. It has become one of the most efficient ways of recording something that appears on your computer screen in an effortless manner – all it takes is a few specific keyboard presses and clicks with your mouse button. For anyone who needs to take screenshots regularly or just once in awhile, this tool is incredibly useful and convenient!

Where to find screenshots

Taking a screenshot is a useful way to remember or share what is happening on your screen. Whether you need to take a snapshot of an error message or capture a moment in one of your favorite games, it only takes few clicks or keystrokes to save the image. By default, all screenshots are saved to your desktop with the name ”Screen Shot at .png.” In macOS Mojave or later, you can quickly change the default location of saved screenshots from the Options menu in the Screenshot app.

When you first take a screenshot, you may see an animation from the bottom corner of your screen and then find that a thumbnail has appeared in that spot. This thumbnail allows you to do tasks such as annotate, crop and more before saving it as an image file. You can also drag this thumbnail directly onto any folder or document on your Mac if you want to keep it there for easy access later on. With these easy steps, anyone can take screenshots for quick reference and use them for multiple purposes as needed.

Find screenshots on your desktop

The desktop is an easy and convenient place to save your screenshots. If your device is running macOS Mojave or later, you can modify the save location of screenshots in the Screenshot app’s Options menu. To launch the app, press Shift+Command+5 (⇧+⌘+5). All screenshots will be saved as .png files with a filename beginning with “Screen Shot”, followed by the date it was taken. Screen recordings are also saved within this same folder as .mov files, but with a filename beginning with “Screen Recording”.

Using this method of saving your screenshots and recordings keeps all of your files organized in one place on your device. By having them on your desktop, they are easily accessible when needed while ensuring that they don’t get mixed up amongst other documents and data. This allows for quick retrieval of past screenshots or recordings when necessary.

Bonus for Touch Bar MacBooks

Taking a screenshot of the Touch Bar has never been easier! With the older generation MacBook Pro’s that have the Touch Bar, you can easily capture what is being displayed with just three successive keystrokes. All that’s required are the screenshot buttons Command-Shift-6 (⌘+⇧+6) combination to quickly shoot a wide and skinny snapshot. Not only is this convenient, but it can help anyone who wants to share an image of their shortcut controls or customise their type settings according to whatever they needed that particular day.

The Touch Bar itself offers a great range of features that can increase your workflow and make it easier for you to navigate around your apps more quickly and efficiently. By being able to take images of it with ease, you can reference them whenever you need a quick reminder of how your settings are currently configured for your own personalised use. Furthermore, if you determine certain key commands but forget which ones you opted for – now there’s no worry about having to retrace all those steps; simply find the screenshot again and check out exactly what is on display in the touch bar!

Learn more

The Screenshot app in macOS Mojave and later is a powerful tool to help you capture screenshots from your computer. Pressing and holding three keys together – Shift, Command, and 5 (⇧+⌘+5) – allows users to open the app, setting a timer and choosing where the screenshot will be saved. Furthermore, it’s also possible to copy a screenshot directly to the clipboard by pressing and holding the Control key when taking the screenshot. This allows screenshots to be pasted elsewhere or used with Universal Clipboard so they can be easily shared with other Apple devices.

However it should be noted that some apps do not permit screenshots of their windows. In this case you may have more luck using another method such as recording portions of your screen instead of taking screenshots. Regardless, if you’re sharing something across multiple Apple devices this compatibility makes the Screenshot app especially useful whether you’re on Mac OS Mojave or later.