How to take Screenshot on  Mac or MacBook Pro

How to take Screenshot on Mac or MacBook Pro

The MacBook is a product of Macintosh Laptop computer by Apple. It has other known as PowerBook and iBook. The present models that are in market are MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. If you bought a new mac or are a new user to it and you don’t know How to take screenshot on Mac. It will take a while to learn about how to take screenshot.

The screenshot is a very handy option. You can make records of your online shopping receipts and tickets or any appointment. Screenshot can be saved as a record. This record can be used in any worst case of mismanagement.

On a Mac you can take screenshot of pictures rather than downloading them to save time. Then you can use that screenshot whenever you need.

To take a screenshot on Mac many ways are available. Follow steps to take screenshots on your mac if you don’t know how to yet.

How to screenshot part of your screen on Macbook?

To make a screenshot of a desired part of screen rather than the whole screen follow the steps below.

First of all press command+shift+4 on your keyboard. Press all the keys at the same time.

Now click and drag the cursor shown as target icon and select the part of the screen you want to take screenshot. When the right part of screen is selected release the mouse button. The Mac will make a camera shutter sound. Know that the screenshot is ready.

A preview picture will occur at the right bottom corner of the screen. After some seconds the preview will disappear and the picture will be saved on desktop.

The picture will be available with name as Screenshot with the date and time.

If in the middle of selecting the screen you feel that you have selected the wrong part. Press the Escape button to cancel the screenshot. No picture will be saved.

How to screenshot a particular window on Mac?

Taking screenshot of window is also very easy as like above. To take the screenshot of a particular window follow these steps.

First of all press command+shift+4 on your key board. Press all the keys at the same time as done before.

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When you will see the target button press the space bar and it will convert target button to camera icon.

Move the camera button on any menu, window, bar or your dock and click to take screenshot. The window will turn up blue when you move the camera icon on to it.

Your Screenshot will appear on the desktop named as Screenshot with date and time. Once the screenshot is saved you can rename it whatever you want.

How to screenshot your whole screen on Mac?

Press Command+shift+3 on your keyboard. Whole of the screen that you are seeing including tool bar at the top of the screen dock will be taken as screenshot. It will be saved on your desktop.

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Final Words

All three above methods are used to take different types of screenshot in Mac. Its important for users to learn every method of “How to take screenshot on Mac”. In all three methods screenshots are saved on desktop with the name of screenshot date and time as a default label. But you can change it any time.

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