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MacOS take screenshots

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Screenshots are great to share information with others in the form of pictures. All you have to do is be on the screen of which you want to take the screenshot. Then follow the methods below to take screenshot. Fortunately, the process to do it is also easy.

  1. Command + Shift + 3

To take screenshot of entire screen, press Command + Shift + 3. Once it is done, a picture file will automatically appear on the desktop. Open it to see the information on the screen.

  1. Command + Shift + 4

It is possible that you can take picture of not the entire screen, but just part of the screen. Press Command + Shift + 4. Once done, a cross-hair window will appear on the screen.  Click and drag the portion of the screen which you need to take screenshot. The picture will be automatically saved on the desktop.

  1. Command + Shift + 4 + Spacebar

This method works the same as the above methods except this is used to take a screenshot of a particular window.

  1. Command + Control + Shift + 3

This method is also used to take screenshot of an open window. The difference is that the picture is not saved automatically inside the Mac. But the screenshot is copied at first to Clipboard. You need to paste or use Command + V to paste the captured image on an image editor or Word document.

Take screenshot of a Mac with Touch Bar

If your Mac comes with a Touch Bar, use the following method.

  • Press Shift + Command
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The screenshot will be saved as a PNG file on the desktop.

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