How To Take A Screenshot On A Mac

You must have seen times when you need to take a screenshot on Mac and you can’t because you don’t know how to take a screenshot on a Mac.As a blogger I regularly take screenshots on my Macbook and i know it’s not that much easy to take a screenshot on Mac if you don’t know how!

You must have used Windows and it’s quite easy to take screenshots on windows using the “Prn Sc Sys Rq”.Using the print screen button you can easily take screenshots in windows but unfortunately you will not find these buttons on a Mac Laptop.The questions like how to take a screenshot on mac is quite common these days on internet and forums.I also received some because i was writing many posts on Windows but not Mac.

Taking a screenshot on Mac is as easy as eating an apple.But to take a screenshot on Mac you need to know how to take a screenshot on a Mac First.The answer is simple that there are many ways to take a screenshot on a Mac.You can use many tools,use keyword combinations to take a screenshot on Mac.

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So now we are listing the commands and shortcut keys and combination through which you can take a screenshot on a Mac.These are thoroughly reviewed and all works.You can take screenshots of entire screen,any particular screen,visible screen or more.

How to take a screenshot on a Mac:-

1). Command+Shift+3– Holding down Command,Shift and 3 together will take the screenshot of the entire screen.

2). Command+Shift+4– It transforms the cursor into a cross-hair that you can use to select a portion over the screen and when you release the mouse shot is taken and saved.

3). Screenshot of an open Window-Press Command+Shift+4 and hit Spacebar.Hitting The space bar will turn the cross hair into a camera which you can move over any open Window.Then click on your desired windows to take a screenshot of it.

So these were some of the ways to take a screenshot on a Mac and now you must have realised that it is not that hard to take a screenshot on a mac.If you have any further queries feel free to comment and we will try to reach to you as fast as possible.

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  1. hi,this is very good post ,I love this kind of informations ,i found your site in google
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  2. I am really very impressed to see this step by step tutorial…because I was unable to screenshot on my MAC due to my less knowledge. But now I am doing it very easily.. Thanks…

  3. The article is too good. I am agree with your views that taking a screen shot is as easy as eating an apple. But its a complicated for the people who don’t know how to take it. your post really helpful for those people. good job!!

  4. That’s fabulous, recently bought a MacBook Pro and I honestly didn’t even tried to take any screenshot, but, suddenly after reading this post title I came to know, how I am going to take a screenshot in this different OS?

    Thanks for your tip, CMD + Shift + 4 = screengrab!

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