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How to make a screenshot on Mac

Taking a screenshot can be very useful, either to capture the precise state of the entire screen at a given time or to print only the selection of a part of your monitor. It is a very easy process to do on a Mac or MacBook.

Next, we show you 15 tricks that will make your life easier if you want to make a screenshot on your Apple computer – much simpler than on a PC -, and all the possibilities you have in your computer or laptop of the apple company .

How to make a screenshot of the entire screen on Mac

The process for capturing the entire screen on your Mac or MacBook is not too complicated. Simply press the Command, Shift and number 3 keys at the same time. Here are the steps to follow.

one. Press and hold the keys Command, Shift Y 3.

2. Now, you should hear a sound similar to what a camera shutter makes when you take a picture. This indicates that the screenshot was successful.

3. Go to your desktop and locate the new image. This document in .png format will be called Screen Capture, followed by the date and time the capture was made. For example: Screenshot 2018-04-16 at 13.04.43.

It is possible to change the format of the screenshot, but only after doing it. In this sense, you should open the capture with a program such as Photoshop, Preview or any other and save the image with the desired extension.

On the other hand, you should know that if you have an external monitor connected to your Mac, two screenshots will be taken, each corresponding to each of the screens.

How to make a screenshot on Mac with Windows keyboard

You may be using your Mac computer with a keyboard designed for Windows devices. In this case, the process to make a screenshot differs a little. These are the steps you should follow.

one. Press and hold the keys Windows, Option Y 3.

2. Now, you should hear a sound similar to what a camera shutter makes when you take a picture. This indicates that the screenshot was successful.

3. Go to your desktop and locate the new image. This document in .png format will be called Screen Capture, followed by the date and time the capture was made. For example: Screenshot 2018-04-16 at 13.04.43.

How to make a screenshot of a selection on Mac

It is also possible to take a screenshot of a selection, that is, only part of the monitor. The procedure also has no greater secret, but then we detail the steps to follow.

one. Press and hold the keys Command, Shift Y 4.

2. When you see that a cross appears as a cursor, click on one end of the part you want to capture and select the entire area. For this you can use both the left button of your mouse or the trackpad of your laptop and drag it diagonally.

When the little cross appears, you can stop pressing the keys. In addition, when you have created the selection, you can move it to another part of the screen by pressing the space bar.

On the other hand, before leaving the cursor, press the key Esc to remove the selection and avoid capturing.

3. Now, you should hear a sound similar to what a camera shutter makes when you take a picture. This indicates that the screenshot was successful.