Friday, June 12, 2020

How To Take Screenshots On Your Macbook |Three Ways|

Screenshots are handy; you can take pictures of something you’d like to show your friends and family or even save a recipe you would like to cook later. Each of the major operating systems, whether it’s Android, Windows. iOS, or macOS, have multiple ways you can take screenshots.

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Macbook Screenshots 

On a Macbook, taking a screenshot is a straightforward process, and with each of its various methods, you can find the screenshot in the format Screenshot - Date - Time.png. If you want to learn more about Macbook screenshots, read on to know what you need to do:

Command +Shift + 3: Taking Screenshots Of The Entire Screen

Useful for when you don’t want to miss anything out, pressing Command + Shift + 3 simultaneously helps you take a screenshot of the whole screen. You will hear a camera click sound confirming the screenshot has been saved.

Command + Shift + 4: Taking Screenshots Of A Portion Of The Screen

There are times where you only want to capture a particular section. While you can take a screenshot of the entire screen and crop it later, there’s an easier way to get you to the end goal. Press Command + Shift + 4 to convert your Mac’s cursor into a reticule with pixel coordinates. After this, you can do several things:

  • Press and release the space bar to switch the reticule into the camera icon, which can be moved to any window you want to take a screenshot of. 
  • Drag the reticule down to the section you want to screenshot. After this, press and hold down the space bar, not letting it go until you’ve moved around the selection area to the section you desire. Just ensure you don’t let go of the space bar until you’ve finalized the area you want to screenshot.
  • Drag the reticule to highlight the area you want to screenshot, but don’t release the trackpad or mouse button. Then, hold down the shift key, which will lock every side of the highlighted section except the bottom one, allowing you to move your mouse up and down to finalize the bottom edge. Once you’ve done this, you can release the shift key and hold it down again to reposition the right side in the same way. You can switch between the bottom and ride sides through your shift key.
Command + Shift + 5: The Screenshot App

The current versions of macOS Mojave and Catalina are equipped with a Screenshot app, which can be accessed by pressing Command + Shift + 5. This app will give you access to a command bar with multiple options, such as taking a screenshot of a particular section, window, or the entire screen. You can also take videos of your entire or specific part of the screen. The app also has an “Options” tool that allows you to determine where you want to save your screenshots. To take a screenshot, all you need to do is press the “Capture” button.


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