How to Take a Screenshot on Mac OS

Screenshot on Mac OS is a simple task although not everyone knows how to do it, we will show you how to achieve it.

Manzana From his website, he shows how to take a screenshot on Mac, whether it’s the full screen of a window or just a specific part, as follows:

Take a screenshot of the whole screen

Screenshot on Mac

Press Command (⌘) + Shift +3.

Locate the screenshot .png file on your desktop.

Take a screenshot of part of the screen

Screenshot on Mac

Press Command+Shift+4. The pointer changes to a crosshair.

Move the crosshair pointer to where you want to start the screenshot.

Drag to select an area. While dragging, you can hold down the Shift key, Option key, or Spacebar to change how the selection moves.

When you have selected the desired area, release the mouse or trackpad button. To cancel, press the Escape (esc) key before releasing the button

Locate the screenshot .png file on your desktop.

Take a screenshot of a window

Screenshot on Mac

Press Command+Shift+4. The pointer changes to a crosshair.

Press the spacebar. The pointer takes the form of a camera.

Move the camera pointer over a window to highlight it.

Click mouse or trackpad. To cancel, press the Escape (esc) key before clicking.

Locate the screenshot .png file on your desktop.

Apps

But apart from the keyboard shortcuts to take a screenshot on Mac Os

there are other apps for this task that you can get from the Mac App Store.

SnapNDrag PRO


A very useful tool for screen capture on Mac, it is a complete suite with many options:

  • It has 3 buttons to capture with one click: A screen selection, a window or the whole screen
  • You can choose between formats: jpeg, png, gif and tiff at 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% size.
  • It has a recycling bin.
  • You can preview your capture, save it in your images, copy it and share it on social networks, mail or messages or airdrop
  • It has a programmable 5-second timer that you can use for unattended capture.
  • It also has a print button and a pencil to add notes to screenshots.

AV recorder screenshot


Screen Capture AV Recorder is another application that allows you to capture screen on Mac, it is a multi-application to capture video, take screenshots and record audio.

The options they offer are:

  • Capture the whole screen, a particular area or just a window. For zone or window modes, you must double-click.
  • Choose the desired resolution.
  • Place an image as a logo in any corner (png, jpg).
  • Place a text with the font and color you want, in the corners or in the middle of the capture.