How to take screenshots on iMac/ MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

Here is how you can capture the entire screen in different formats on iMac, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro without installing any third-party application. Apple made it taking screenshots much easier.

You can take a screenshot by using simple keyboard shortcuts, In this guide, we will show you how to take screenshots of your entire screen or portion even you can record desktop videos.

How to take a screenshot of your entire desktop

To do this.

You need to Press Shift+Command+3 to take the entire screen snap. When you take a screenshot after that it will appear as a snap in the bottom right corner of your screen. If you want to edit or delete the snap that you just took then click on that or leave it to save automatically on your desktop.

How to take screenshots on iMac/ MacBook Pro/ MacBook Air

How to Take portion screenshot

To do this.

If you want to capture a specific area’s with different formats then, you need to press Shift+Command+4 after that you get to see a pointer that allows you to take a snap from anywhere to desktop, just select the area which you want to save, click and drag then release it to capture.

How to take screenshots on iMac/ MacBook Pro/ MacBook Air

You can use a trackpad or mouse while taking a screenshot and if you want to cancel it just press the ESC button.

How to take screenshots on iMac/ MacBook Pro/ MacBook Air

How to take full Window screenshot.

To do this.

You need to press Shift+Command+4 after that press the Space Bar button. This will select automatically the Window that you want to capture or move it to take other Window snaps then, click trackpad or mouse to capture snap. The screenshot will automatically be saved to your machine.

How to take screenshots on iMac/ MacBook Pro/ MacBook Air

Use toolbar to take a screenshot

If you don’t want to use previews commands to take screenshots then, you can also use the MacOS screenshot toolbar feature to capture a good-looking snap even it allows you to record videos using a microphone.

To do this.

You need to press Shift+Command+5 to appear tool at the bottom of the screen then, select the portion or Window to take a screenshot, you can also record video by using the fourth number option. You have complete control to take screenshots through the toolbar.

How to take screenshots on iMac/ MacBook Pro/ MacBook Air

This is the easiest way to take free screenshots and record videos. Lots of people use “command + shift + 4” almost every day it’s easy to use when you need it for training, college things, and it’s a lot simpler than a third-party app.

If you don’t want your screenshot to be on your desktop then follow the below steps to change location.

  1. Create a “Screenshot” folder or any name you want.
  2. Go to Applications> Utilities> Screenshot. Or use the shortcut by clicking ”Command + Shift + 5”.
  3. From the toolbar select “Options”, then save to “Other location…”.
  4. Select the “Screenshots” folder that you’ve created earlier. Then click choose. To close the window, just click on the (x) on the toolbar.

I hope you find it helpful Today if you have any thoughts How to take screenshots on iMac/ MacBook Pro/ MacBook Air then, feel free to let us know through comment.

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