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How to Take a Screenshot on Your Mac: Capture an Entire Screen, a Window or a Selected Portion

Apple just released macOS Mojave in September 2018, which included new features to capture a screenshot on Mac. Just press Shift–Command–5 on your keyboard of Mac, you can capture still images and record video of your screen.

Whether you need to capture an entire screen, a window or a selected portion of your screen, you can find multiple methods with onscreen controls on Mac from the article.

Moreover, you can also get the best alternative methods to take a screenshot on a Mac.

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1New features to take a screenshot on a Mac with macOS Mojave

What is new to capture screenshots on a Mac with macOS Mojave? You can simply press Shift–Command–5 to launch onscreen keyboard on Mac to take a screenshot. You can capture an entire screen, a window or a selection of your Mac screen with the onscreen keyboard.

1) How to take a screenshot on a Mac

  1. Capture the entire screen: click the full-screen button and the pointer will change to a camera. After that click any part to capture a screenshot on Mac of the whole screen.
  2. Take a screenshot for a window: click the window button and the pointer will change to a camera. And then you can click a desired window to capture the desired window.
  3. Select a selected portion of the screen: click the button to capture a selected portion of the screen. Then you can select the area to capture a screenshot in the onscreen controls.
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2) New features for taking a screenshot on a Mac

Share features: Once you capture a screenshot on Mac, you can save it to Desktop, Documents, Clipboard, Mail, Messages or Preview.

Delay capture: Set a 5-second or 10-second delay to line up items to make sure you have enough time to capture a screenshot.

Annotation features: There are multiple Markup tools to annotate the screenshot taken on Mac, such as text, line, arrow, etc.

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2How to capture a screenshot on your Mac in different methods

What should you do if you cannot update to macOS Mojave? Actually you can still use the keyboard command to capture a screenshot on a Mac for previous macOS.

Here are the methods you should know.

1) Take Screenshot on Mac with Keyboard commands

Here is a useful chart to use keyboard shortcuts to capture a screenshot with macOS Mavericks and Yosemite.

Take screenshot Result Keyboard command
Entire Screen Save as a PNG file Command-Shift-3
Entire Screen Saved on clipboard Command-Control-Shift-3
Portion of the screen Select the area and save as a PNG file Command-Shift-4
Portion of the screen Select the area and paste the file to other application Command-Control-Shift-4
Specific window Save as a PNG file Command-Shift-4 then tap on the Spacebar
Specific window Saved on clipboard Command-Control-Shift-4 then tap on the Spacebar

In order to capture a screenshot of a touch bar on your Mac, you can use the Command-Shift-6 keyboard command.

2) Take Screenshot on Mac with Preview

If you do not want to use the keyboard command, there is another method to take a screenshot on Mac with Preview. It is the default photo viewer with some editing features. Here is the method you can take screenshots on Mac with Preview.

Step 1: Launch the Preview application on your Mac.

Step 2: Click the File in the menu bar to select the capture mode.

Step 3: Custom the frame of the take a screenshot on Mac.

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  • Enter the parameter of the screen size to take a desired screenshot on Mac.
  • Quick access all the capture files, share and edit all the screenshots.
  • Follow mouse and take specific area around the mouse.
  • Set up hot keys to take snapshots, start/close record, etc.

Step 1: Download and install FoneLab Screen Record for Mac, launch the program and select the size to take a screenshot on Mac. You can set the destination folder, hot keys and other settings beforehand.

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Step 2: Choose Custom region option or adjust the frame to capture the desired screenshot. Click the “Capture Screen” button to take a series of screenshots on Mac.

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Step 3: Click the Media Manager access to the screenshot. Of course, you can also share screenshots to social media, open them with photo viewer, delete the files or access to the destination folder.

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Conclusion

In order to take some important screenshot on Mac, you can use the default keyboard command with ease. Especially when you update to macOS Mojave, you can find the onscreen controls to custom the size.

Even if you cannot update to the latest macOS, just find the keyboard command to capture a screenshot for different purposes from the chart above.

FoneLab Screen Recorder is another handy tool to take snapshots, record videos and capture audio files on Mac. If you have any other query about how to take screenshot on Mac, you can share more information in the article.

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Oct 26, 2018 09:00 / Posted by

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