Gadget

Taking a Screenshot on a Mac

Screenshot Software

It can be termed as the best way of taking screenshots on a Mac device. This is because it is an ideal method for any kind of user, whether starters or pro users. The software is free and has different screenshot modes to capture the screen, application window, webcam and even web pages. It also has editing options, sharing options that are flexible and cloud storage making it an amazing choice. It is without a doubt a comprehensive solution for all Mac users with an interface that is simple to get the job done in seconds.

Using the Mac keyboard

This is the default way on how to make a screenshot on a Mac. It is a process that can be achieved through simple steps.

  • Turn the cursor into a cross hair reticle using Command+Shift+4
  • Click the cursor and drag to highlight the areas needed for the screenshot. This will be done by a rectangular cursor and you can make adjustments by pressing the ESC key to make the selection again
  • Release the mouse drag. A camera shutter will signify that your screenshot has indeed been taken. You can find your shot a “.png” file with a screenshot label on it. You can then attach and send the shot as desired.

Bundled Apple Software Use

This is the old way of taking a screenshot on a Mac. The utility GrabMac can be accessed from the utilities folder on the applications tab on the start menu. It makes it possible for the users to take shots that they need to and include a cursor or menu along with the screenshots. It is especially useful for TIFF format screenshots. You will have to choose the cursor icon that you prefer the most on the screenshots.

Using Skitch for Screenshots

This is definitely an easy way to get a screenshot on a Mac. This program allows passing of points using annotations, sketches and shapes. They will have a few words, but with the ability of transforming the ideas to reality in a short period of time. All you have to do is open the program and open the screenshot page in the new window tab before then clicking on the snap button. You can format the shot from the program and then use it as desired.