How To Take A Screenshot On A Mac Computer

How To Take A Screenshot On A Mac Computer

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One of the most common questions asked in the world of computing is how to take a screenshot on a Mac Computer. It seems everyone knows how to take one on a Windows based machine, but when it comes to Macs, most people are clueless. In all honesty, it shouldn’t be that hard, but sadly the makers of these machines do make it a little complex as to having us being forced to remember a combination of keys to press rather than one simpler function key. In this day and age of Instagram and Facebook, picture sharing is a pretty popular part of culture. There is no easier way to share a picture than just taking a screenshot of the item or person and saving it as a png that’s easy to upload to any social media platform, website or to it send in an email.

So let’s get to it right away. So far on all Mac computers, the way to capture a screenshot is right below.

Method Number 1

To capture the entire screen….

At the same time –

Press the  SHIFT, COMMAND, and number 3 Keys.

This method will capture the entire screen. It will be saved as a png. Apple save pictures as pngs because that format does not compress the file like a jpeg does.  You should then be able to find the png on your desktop. You can then edit the png file in any picture editing software. However, if you wish to edit the screenshot as you are talking it, there is an alternate method to taking a screenshot that will allow you to frame the picture you want to capture before saving it. That method is below.

Method Number 2

At the same time –

Press the  SHIFT, COMMAND, and number 4 Keys but do not let go.

While holding down all three keys, use your mouse or trackpad and frame the picture moving the cursor around the image you want to save. Once you are satisfied with your framing, let go of all three keys and the picture will be saved to your desktop.

Apple does allow you to change these key combinations by making your own. You can do that by clicking on the setting app icon and then clicking on the keyboard icon. This is what it should look like below

How To Take A Screenshot On A Mac Computer

Screenshot was taken using method number 2.

Hopefully, this simple tutorial helped you figure out how to save a screenshot on a Mac.

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