Screenshot on a Mac (MacBook, MacBook Air or iMac)

It’s so simple, it’s almost not worth typing, but for the sake of those of us who need this as a reference point, capturing the screen and saving it as a file, or to the clipboard to use the screenshot later, there are only a few steps involved on a MacBook or iMac. This works on all Apple Mac machines that aren’t tablets or phones (where you just the home and power button together – it’s saved to your Photos). On Windows, just use the PrintScr key…

Use the keyboard shortcuts as below!

Saving as file
CMD + SHIFT + 3 save the entire screen as a file (default: JPG)
CMD + SHIFT + 4 save the selected area as a file (default: JPG)
CMD + SHIFT + 4, then SPACE save the selected element or Window as a file (default: JPG)
Saving to clipboard
CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + 3 save the entire screen to clipboard (default: JPG)
CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + 4 save the selected area to clipboard (default: JPG)
CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + 4, then SPACE save the selected element or Window to clipboard (default: JPG)

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