How to print screen on Mac


Switching from Windows to Mac is not complicated as you may think. Yes, you will need some period of time to get used to some changes, but you will pick it all up really fast and after a while, you will feel like you have been using a Mac your whole life. Until you figure it all out, we are here to help you a bit. In this article, we are going to share a quick guide on how to print screen on Mac.

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You can take a screenshot of the entire screen, or you can go for the option to capture just a part of it.

How to print screen on Mac – capture all

If you want to capture it all, here is what you need to do:

  • Make sure that you are on the screen you want to capture
  • On your keyboard, press Shift, Command, and 3 at the same time
  • The screenshot is taken and will be saved on the desktop in PNG format.

How to print screen on Mac – part of the screen

If you want to take a screenshot but you don’t want to capture the entire screen but just the part of it, here is what you need to do:

  • Make sure that you are on the screen you want to capture
  • On your keyboard, press Shift, Command, and 4
  • Select the area you want to capture by dragging the crosshair
  • Press and hold the Space bar while dragging to move the selection
  • To capture the part of the screen, just release your trackpad button or your mouse button
  • The screenshot is now taken and will be saved on the desktop in PNG format.

As you can see, you can take screenshots in a matter of seconds and now you know how to do it. Simple, right?