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How to take Screenshots on Mac

There always comes a time where you just have to take a screenshot on your computer especially on a Mac. Luckily, Macs even have an integrated shortcut for screenshots! It’s stupid easy and especially useful because of the multiple options.

By default, your screenshots will be saved to your Desktop with the date as its name.


The Full Screenshot

Command (⌘)-Shift-3

The command takes a full picture of your desktop.

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Example full screen shot


Partial Screenshot (Drag method)

Command (⌘)-Shift-4

Move the cursor to where you want to start taking the screenshot, click, hold, drag, and let go at the ending area where you want to stop the screenshot.

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Example partial screenshot


Window Screenshot

Command (⌘)-Shift-4

Then, press:


Click on a window with the camera icon that appears, and you will take a screenshot of that window.

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Example window screenshot

Those are the main three ways I use screenshots on Mac. It’s super easy and with perfect shortcuts.