Screenshots are a great way of interacting and sharing moments. From your high score in a game to conversations on social networks like Facebook to bugs you want to report and almost everything else is what a screenshot can be used for. You can either save the screenshot as memories or send the screenshot to your friend, family or client to give him a clear and exact image of something.

Taking a screenshot or capturing your screen is also pretty simple. This is why most people love to do it. If it was complex, a very small number of people would’ve been doing it.

However, let’s get down to business. There are a number of ways you can take a screenshot on your MAC. In this article, you will find all those various ways, so that you never fail to capture the screen of your MAC again.

How To Take a Screenshot of an Entire Screen?

  • Open all the apps and windows you want to include in your screenshot. Then arrange them exactly the way you want them to appear in the screenshot.
  • To take the screenshot press the Command key, Shift key and 3 key at the same time.

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  • You will hear a camera click sound. That will tell you that the screenshot has been taken. The screenshot will appear on your desktop in the .PNG format. The title of the screenshot will include the date and time it was taken on.
  • To open the screenshot, double click on it. Then share it with Preview. After that right click on the screenshot and go to Open With. Or you can just drag and drop the screenshot to share it with another app.

How To Take a Screenshot of a Selected Portion of The Screen?

  • Open all the apps and windows you want to include in your screenshot. Then arrange them exactly the way you want them to appear in the screenshot.
  • To take the screenshot press the Command key, Shift key and 4 key at the same time.

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  • Crosshair cursor will appear. Place the crosshair cursor at one corner of the area you want to screenshot. Then click and hold the crosshair cursor there.
  • While holding the crosshair cursor, drag it to the opposite corner of the area you want to screenshot.
  • The crosshair will provide you with a very precise pixel count so that you can measure the size. To change the lock point to the center of the area, press and hold Option. To lock all other sides, but the one that you’re dragging, press and hold Shift.
  • When the area you want to screenshot is outlined, let go of the mouse button of the trackpad to release the crosshair cursor.

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  • When you let go, you will hear a camera click sound. That will tell you that the screenshot has been taken. The screenshot will appear on your desktop in the .PNG format. The title of the screenshot will include the date and time it was taken on.
  • To open the screenshot, double click on it. Then share it with Preview. After that right click on the screenshot and go to Open With. Or you can just drag and drop the screenshot to share it with another app.

How To Take a Screenshot of a Specific MAC App Window?

  • Open the app window you want to include in your screenshot.
  • To take the screenshot press the Command key, Shift key and 4 key at the same time. Crosshair cursor will appear.

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  • Then press the Spacebar. That will turn the crosshair cursor to a camera.

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  • Then take your camera cursor onto the top of the window you want to screenshot. When you bring the camera cursor on the top of the window, the window will turn blue. This will help you make sure that you’re selecting the right window.
  • Click the camera cursor onto the top of the window you want to screenshot to take a screenshot.

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  • You will hear a camera click sound. That will tell you that the screenshot has been taken. The screenshot will appear on your desktop in the .PNG format. The title of the screenshot will include the date and time it was taken on.
  • To open the screenshot, double click on it. Then share it with Preview. After that right click on the screenshot and go to Open With. Or you can just drag and drop the screenshot to share it with another app.

How To Take a Screenshot of a Menu?

To Screenshot Menu Without The Title:

  • Click on the menu so that it reveals its contents.
  • To take the screenshot press the Command key, Shift key and 4 key at the same time.
  • Crosshair cursor will appear. Place the crosshair cursor at one corner of the menu you want to screenshot. Then click and hold the crosshair cursor there.
  • While holding the crosshair cursor, drag it to the opposite corner of the menu you want to screenshot.
  • The crosshair will provide you with a very precise pixel count so that you can measure the size. To change the lock point to the center of the area, press and hold Option. To lock all other sides, but the one that you’re dragging, press and hold Shift.
  • When the menu you want to screenshot is outlined, let go of the mouse button of the trackpad to release the crosshair cursor.
  • When you let go, you will hear a camera click sound. That will tell you that the screenshot has been taken. The screenshot will appear on your desktop in the .PNG format. The title of the screenshot will include the date and time it was taken on.
  • To open the screenshot, double click on it. Then share it with Preview. After that right click on the screenshot and go to Open With. Or you can just drag and drop the screenshot to share it with another app.

To Screenshot Menu with The Title:

  • Click on the menu so that it reveals its contents.
  • To take the screenshot press the Command key, Shift key and 4 key at the same time. Crosshair cursor will appear.
  • Then press the Spacebar. That will turn the crosshair cursor to a camera.
  • Then take your camera cursor onto the top of the menu you want to screenshot. When you bring the camera cursor on the top of the menu, the menu will turn blue. This will help you make sure that you’re selecting the right menu.
  • Click the camera cursor onto the top of the menu you want to screenshot to take a screenshot.
  • You will hear a camera click sound. That will tell you that the screenshot has been taken. The screenshot will appear on your desktop in the .PNG format. The title of the screenshot will include the date and time it was taken on.
  • To open the screenshot, double click on it. Then share it with Preview. After that right click on the screenshot and go to Open With. Or you can just drag and drop the screenshot to share it with another app.