Wondering how to take a screenshot with your Mac?
There’s no “Print Screen” button on your keyboard, sure, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the process is complicated. Using various keyboard shortcuts, you can capture a screenshot of your entire display and everything on it, or you can simply drag a box around the designated area you want to capture.
You can capture your entire screen or just a selected portion of it. The screenshot is automatically saved to your desktop.
There are three keyboard shortcuts for taking screenshots on a Mac:
1. Command-Shift-3It captures a screenshot of your entire screen.
2. Command-Shift-4It turns the cursor into a crosshair, which you can drag to select a portion of your screen to capture. Release the mouse button or trackpad to take the shot.
3. Command-Shift-4, then space bar, then click on a windowHitting the space bar turns the crosshair into a little camera icon, which you can move over any open window. Click on your desired window to take a screenshot of it. A screenshot captured by this method features a white border around the window with a bit of a drop shadow.