Screenshot on Mac

How to screenshot on mac using built in apps and third party apps. Basically macbook has built in screenshot apps you can use. Screenshots are saved as .png files on the desktop in Mac OS X v10.6 and later. They’re automatically named “Screen Shot date at time.png.”. Some apps, such as DVD Player, might not let you take screenshots of their windows. To avoid that limitation you can use third-party screenshot apps for mac such as Lightshot Apps.

Screenshot on Mac
Screenshot on Mac

How to Screenshot on Mac

You can screenshot your entire mac screen or just a selected portion of it.

Screenshot entire Mac screen

  1. Press Shift-Command (⌘)-3.
  2. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Screenshot selected portion of Mac screen

  1. Press Shift-Command-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair.
  2. Move the crosshair to where you want to start the screenshot, then drag to select an area.
    While dragging, you can hold Shift, Option, or Space bar to change the way the selection moves.
  3. When you’ve selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button. To cancel, press the Esc (Escape) key before you release the button.
  4. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Screenshot a window on Mac screen

  1. Press Shift-Command-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair.
  2. Press the Space bar. The pointer changes to a camera.
  3. Move the camera over a window to highlight it.
  4. Click your mouse or trackpad. To cancel, press the Esc (Escape) key before you click.
  5. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Screenshot a menu on Mac Screen

  1. Click the menu to reveal its contents.
  2. Press Shift-Command-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair.
  3. Drag to select the menu.
  4. Release your mouse or trackpad button. To cancel, press the Escape (esc) key before you release the button.
  5. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

These steps capture the contents of a menu, but not its title:

  1. Click the menu to reveal its contents.
  2. Press Shift-Command-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair.
  3. Press the Space bar. The pointer changes to a camera.
  4. Move the camera over the menu to highlight it.
  5. Click your mouse or trackpad. To cancel, press the Esc (Escape) key before you click.
  6. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

That is tutorial on how to screenshot on mac. You can also read tutorial about How to Screenshot using Lightshot apps on mac.