How to take a Screenshot on a Mac (Step-by-Step Guide)

How to take a Screenshot on a Mac (Step-by-Step Guide)

This article will teach you the 3 simplest methods or keyboard shortcuts for taking Screenshots on your Mac if you have one.

How to take a screenshot on a mac

Here we go, let's see what we can do to snap a Screenshot on a MacBook Pro!

This shortcut turns the pointer into a crosshair that may be used to choose a specific area of the screen on your Mac.

To snap a screenshot, simply let go of the trackpad button.

Using the Command-Shift-3 shortcut, you can take a screenshot of the entire screen as it captures a screenshot of the entire screen. However, this shortcut does not or cannot take a screenshot of any specific part of the screen, so you must use the Shift-Command-4 method to take a screenshot of that specific part of the screen.


This keyboard shortcut for taking great screenshots has been introduced in MacOS Mojave. To capture the entire screen, a window, or a specific portion of it, you'll need to open a small panel at the bottom of your screen.

You may also capture the entire screen or just a portion of it using any of the two video recording buttons.

Press the left-side X button to close the screenshot (if you straight away want to exit then you just need to press the ESCAPE key).

Right next to the Options button is a drop-down menu where you can choose where to save your screenshots, for example, you may save them to a folder on your desktop or in your clipboard or in an email or document.

By default, the Show Floating Thumbnail Feature is turned on in most browsers and applications.

A thumbnail of your screenshots will appear in the lower-right corner of your screen if you choose this option

Using Markup Tools to Annotate Screenshots is as easy as holding down the Floating Thumbnail.

Simply swipe away the Floating Thumbnail to save it, otherwise it will be saved to the folder where your screenshots were last saved.

In the Markup View Preview Window, if you click the Thumbnail, the following Markup Tools will be displayed:

  • Use Mail, Messages, Photos, or Preview to view
  • Remove Remove, Close, and Save
  • Set as default in a folder
  • Screenshots can be saved to a variety of locations including the desktop, documents, or clipboard.
  • Quickly open a preview window in Markup
  • There you have it, the most up-to-date and user-friendly ways to capture a screenshot on your MAC.

How to take a screenshot on a mac

Keep an eye on this page for further fascinating items that will be posted soon! 

Enjoyed this article? Stay informed by joining our newsletter!


You must be logged in to post a comment.

About Author