If you are coming from a Windows PC to a Mac, you may wonder how you take a screenshot without the Print Screen key on your keyboard. But don't worry, because there is a range of screenshot methods ̵
1; including those for capturing a specific window – available in MacOS, whether you've updated to Catalina or are still using Mojave, all of which produce images that you can use for everything you need.
Do you have a Windows machine? Here you can read how to make a screenshot on a PC.
Using Keyboard Commands
MacOS keyboard commands are the easiest and quickest way to take a screenshot on a Mac, whether you capture the entire screen or just a part of it. By default, all Apple's own methods will save your screenshot to your desktop. If you only want to copy the screenshot to the clipboard, hold down the Control key while pressing one of the key combinations below.
Step 2 : This will save a copy of your screen to your desktop. You can also press the same combination with the Control key to save the image to your clipboard.
In MacOS Catalina, an example of the screenshot appears in the corner of your screen, giving you faster access to editing tools. You can also take advantage of the "Stacks" feature, which groups similar files on your desktop, such as screenshots. To do this, right-click on your desktop and then click on Use stacks and they will all be grouped quickly.
Step 2: With your pointer changed to a crosshair, click and drag to select the region that you want to capture. When you release your mouse button, the screenshot is saved on your desktop.
Step 3: Alternatively, if you use MacOS Mojave or higher, press Command + Shift + 5 keys at the same time to display a selection frame that shows what is being captured. This can be moved or adjusted if necessary. This key combination also gives you a menu with options such as where you want to save the screenshot, whether you want to display the pointer and more.
Your selection is then saved on the desktop. Alternatively, you can also press the Control key and your screenshot will be saved to the clipboard instead.
Note that if you have a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, you get options on the Touch Bar that include the Selected area Window or Full screen . You can also use it to save it in a different folder such as Desktop, Documents or the Clipboard. Another exclusive feature for Touch Bar MacBooks is making a screenshot of the Touch Bar display, which can be done by pressing Shift + Command + 6.