The screenshot is important when you ask for help from someone in case of difficulty with software or to keep a memory of a page that we will use later.

If you want to keep track of what’s going on your Mac, there is nothing better than taking a screenshot for the cause. Several methods exist and are also integrated to perform this function.

Keyboard shortcut

This method is the easiest to use by the majority of Mac users. You can take screenshots on Mac by pressing three to many keys simultaneously.

These shortcuts are assigned to the system regardless of the software launched. Note that the keys used here are the one located above the keyboard above AZERTY.

Take a full screen capture

You need to have a screenshot of your entire screen without exception, simultaneously pressed Cmd + Shift + 3. Thus the capture has been carried out and it is in your Mac in the default on the Desktop and in the PNG format.

Capture a specific area of the screen

If you intend to take a screenshot of only one part of your screen, the handling is different and the mouse will have to intervene. Press the keys Cmd + Shift + 4. Use the mouse pointer at the target point and make it slide using its left button to define the frame you want to take the screenshot. So the screenshot is only carried out when you have let go of the mouse button and saved, by this the shot is save on default on the desktop.

Take a screenshot of a window

You just need to take a screenshot of a software window, press the Cmd + Shift + 4 keys. You will then move your mouse pointer over the window you want to screenshot. Mac’s contrast color appears on the dot area to indicate that this is where you are going to screenshot. So press the space bar on your keyboard and the capture is immediately saved by default on the desktop.

Use the macOS screenshot utility

  • From the Finder, pull down the Go menu and choose Utilities.
  • In the folder that opens, double-click the Screen Capture tool.
  • A selection frame is immediately displayed on the screen. At its base is a small control panel.
  • Click on the Options menu. In the Save in … section
  • In the Timer section, you can choose here to start a 5 or 10 second self-timer.
  • Finally, in the Options section, you can choose to keep the mouse pointer in the image

When you are done, choose one of the three capture options you want among those available.