Screenshot on MacBook: How to take it on your macOS powered iMac and Mac Mini

Screenshot on MacBook: Here's how you can capture screenshots on your new MacBook, iMac, and Mac Mini computers. The process works for machines on the latest macOS Monterey.
By HT TECH
| Updated on Nov 26 2021, 02:43 PM IST
Screenshots on MacBook: You can use a keyboard shortcut to take quick screenshots. Similar to Windows 10/Windows 11 PCs, you can even edit them and attach them to emails, or send them as messages
Screenshots on MacBook: You can use a keyboard shortcut to take quick screenshots. Similar to Windows 10/Windows 11 PCs, you can even edit them and attach them to emails, or send them as messages (Unsplash)

Screenshot on MacBook: So you got yourself a brand new MacBook Air/Pro and are getting to learn its tricks. One of the most crucial functions is taking screenshots and unlike Windows machines, you don't get a dedicated “Print Screen” key for that. If you are coming from a Windows 10 PC, you are accustomed to the Snap tool, which is also not available on macOS.

So, how do you take a screenshot on a macOS powered computer? While there is no dedicated pre-installed app or button for that, you can use a keyboard shortcut to take quick screenshots. Similar to Windows 10/Windows 11 PCs, you can even edit them and attach them to emails, or send them as messages; whatever catches your fancy.

Hence, if you want to grab a snap of whatever it is on your PC screen, here is how you can do it.

How to take a screenshot on your MacBook

The process applies for all macOS powered computers, including the iMac and Mac Mini.

-Go the screen or window of which you want to take a screenshot.

-Next, you have to press  Shift+ Cmd+3 keys simultaneously. 

-You will see a screengrab floating on a thumbnail. You can click on it to edit or adjust the size, scribble something, and choose from various other options. 

-You can also leave the thumbnail unattended, which will eventually save the screenshot on your desktop. You can view it just like a photo.

How to take screenshot of just one app window/selected area

-Open the window or have the section ready on your screen.

-Press the Shift+Cmd+4 keys.

-You will see a selection windows, with crosshairs to adjust the capture area with your mouse. Adjust it according to your preference. 

-You can press and hold spacebar key to change the selection area.

-Once done, release the mouse/trackpad button to capture the screenshot.

Note that all screenshots are saved on the desktop by default. 

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First Published Date: 26 Nov, 02:43 PM IST
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