Thursday, March 17, 2022

4 Ways to Take Screenshots on your Mac

A screenshot is the best way to keep records properly. Taking a screenshot on a Mac seems a good idea to save pictures from your Mac screen if you haven't enough time or data to download the images. You can also edit your captured image by using simple tools and methods.

There are various methods to take a screenshot on Mac but in this article, we will provide you with the 4 best, most simple, and most trustworthy ways to take a screenshot. You can pick any one of them as per your requirement.

These 4 ways areas:-

1.   Use keyboard shortcut keys

2.   Grab utility tool

3.   Lightshot screen capture

4.   In-built screenshot tools in Ms office suite such as MS Word, MSExcel, etc.


1. Use shortcut keys:-

Shortcut keys of the keyboard allow you to capture the entire screen or just a portion of the screen. This is the simplest way to take a screenshot on Mac. This methods as follows:-

1. To capture the whole screen of your Mac press Shift+command+3 from the keyboard.

Just after a few seconds, you will see a thumbnail on the corner of the screen.

2. Click on this thumbnail to edit the screenshot, otherwise after a few moments later the screenshot will be automatically saved in your device in a default folder. 

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3. To capture just a specific portion of the screen press the Shift+command+4 button and hold it for a few seconds.

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4. A crosshair will appear on your screen. You just need to drag this crosshair to select the area for a screenshot. Now click on the space bar for movement in the crosshair. You can also cancel this process by pressing the Esc key.

5. Release your mouse to capture the selected area.

6. Now a thumbnail will appear on the screen. Click on this thumbnail if you want to edit the screenshot otherwise, it will be saved in the device automatically.


2. Grab utility tool:- 

Grab utility is an amazing feature of Mac that allows you to capture the screen of your Mac. You can use this feature by following these steps:- 

1. Click on the launchpad and search for grab in the search bar.

2. Click on the grab icon to open it.

3. Now it will appear on the bottom of your screen and hold the grab icon.

4. A new screen pops up and it will allow you to select anything which you want to capture.


5. If you don't want to capture the whole screen then select capture>selection. A pointer will appear on the screen.

6. Drag this pointer on that area that you want to capture.

7. Grab utility provides an amazing feature to set a time for screenshots. Select Capture>Timed screen and start the timer.

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You can save your captured screenshots by using the File>Save option. It allows you to change the name, tag, type, and so many other things.


3. By using LightShot:-

Lightshot is another free snipping tool for mac and windows for capturing screens. You can capture the whole screen or any specified portion of the Mac screen by using this tool. It provides you with many editing options for captured screenshots. Let's have a look at how to use lightshot in Mac:-

1. Lightshot is available on the Apple store for free. So you can download it from the Apple store without any cost. After installing the program, open it.

2. When you open this program a new feather will appear on the right corner of the screen.

3. If you want to take any screenshot then you Just need to click on this feather or you can adjust the screen area for the screenshot as per your requirement by dragging the cursor.

4. When you finish this process, two panels will appear on your Mac screen. By using the editing panel you can draw any box or arrow on your screenshot.

5. The second panel can be used to save, copy or share captured screenshots to one drive or another program.

4. In-built screenshot feature in Ms office suite:-

When you open an MS office suite then you will see an insert option on the top of the screen. Click on this option and select a screenshot from the given options.

This option will allow you to take a screenshot of the whole screen or any portion from the screen clipping feature.

MS office>Insert>Screenshot.



The screenshot is an amazing feature of Mac that saves your time as well as data. In this article, we give you a piece of brief information about how to take screenshots on Mac in a simple manner. We suggest you use anyone out of the 4 ways that we provide in our article. We are sure that this will change your experience and you will enjoy taking screenshots. Lightshot and Grab utility tools are the most sophisticated tools for capturing screens.

You can also do many things with your captured file. The methods that we provide in our article are so simple and brief that everyone can use them whether he is an expert or a beginner. We hoped that you liked our given methods. But still, if you have some query or doubt then you can write to us.