How To Take Screenshot On MacBook Pro with Keyboard and without Keyboard

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How to take a screenshot on your Mac

  1. Press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 4.
  2. Drag the crosshair  to select the area of the screen to capture. To move the selection, press and hold Space bar while dragging. To cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.
  3. To take the screenshot, release your mouse or trackpad button.
  4. If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.

How to capture a window or menu

  1. Open the window or menu that you want to capture.
  2. Press and hold these keys together: Shift, Command, 4, and Space bar. The pointer changes to a camera icon . To cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.
  3. Click the window or menu to capture it. To exclude the window’s shadow from the screenshot, press and hold the Option key while you click.
  4. If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.

 

How to take Screenshots on macOS without Keyboard

Here is how you can take a screen shot on a Mac (like what we call print screen on Windows) without Keyboard

1. Preview App:

If you do not want to use keyboard key combinations to take a screenshot (print-screen/screen capture) there is an option available using Preview App

  1. Goto Spotlight Search and look for Preview App and Open it
  2. Now you must see that Preview Menu bar is loaded
  3. Now goto File -> Take a Screen Shot

 

There are 3 options available,

    1. From Selection.

      This will make the cursor pointer as a cross-wire, when you click and drag a portion of the window gets selected and will be displayed with Preview App.

    2. From Window..

      When you select this option, your mouse pointer turns into a Camera icon and it highlights the selectable windows that are available on the screen, when you click, the selected window is captured and displayed with Preview App.

From Entire Screen

When you select this option, you would see that a message is poped-up at the center of the screen saying “Countdown to Screenshot has started” and after few seconds the entire window image is taken displayed with the Preview App.

There are a few advantages of taking a Screen Shot using the Preview App,

  • It lets you edit the image on a go, before being saved. It lets you do some basic editing on the image like rotation, cropping, adding text and so on ..
  • You can save the image in formats other them Png like JPEG, JPEG-2000, OpenEXR, PDF and TIFF.

 

2. Grab App:

There is another application that lets you take screenshots, you may find it under /Applications/Utilities/

a. Open Grab (type Grab in Spotlight search)

b. Now on the Grab menu, select Capture, you get the following options,

      • Section
      • Window
      • Screen
      • Time Section

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