Does you workload require taking several screenshots daily? Then you’ll probably be happy to here to we are going to show you a whole load of ways to capture your screen on Mac (including how to capture the screen of your MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar!)
Did you know that Apple have introduced a fully functioning screenshot app in to macOS? You can use this to capture your full screen, a specific windows, or a selected part of a screen… and you can even have it record video and set a timer to start capture.
To open the ‘Screenshot’ app, simply head to Applications > Utilities > Screenshot
You can also change where your screenshots are saved by default, very useful indeed!
Add a Screenshot shortcut to your Mac’s Touch Bar
For anyone that takes screenshots regularly, this is a must! Essentially, you can add a screenshot icon on to your Mac’s Touch Bar, allowing you to start capturing at the tap of your bar…
To enable this, head to System Preferences > Extensions > Touch Bar > Customise Control Strip…
Then just drag and drop the Screenshot icon on to your Mac’s Touch Bar… it’s as simple as that, you can perform a print screen on Mac at the tap of your Touch Bar!
Keyboard shortcut 1: Capture your entire screen
Do you need to capture the entire screen to show the latest project you are working on? Or do you simply need to show a friend something you caught in your most recent YouTube binge watch?
Regardless of the reason we know exactly how to help, simply press command + shift + 3. After pressing this you shall hear the camera flash sound.
Keyboard shortcut 2: Capture a portion of your screen
This shortcut is useful is you need help with working out a problem, you can highlight the issue avoiding explaining exactly where to look.
Simply press shift + command + 4. Your cursor will turn into a crosshair, click and drag the area you wish to cover and release the cursor. It really is that simple!
Keyboard shortcut 3: Capture your screen through a panel
This third shortcut command is relatively new being introduced in MacOS Mojave, this combination calls up a small panel at the bottom of your display with your screen capture options.
Simply press ‘command + shift + 5’ and a panel shall appear with the rest of your display greyed out. Select the area you’d like to screenshot before pressing capture.
Keyboard shortcut 4: Capture your Touch Bar on MacBook
If you’ve got a MacBook which features the sleek Touch Bar design, did you know yo can take a screenshot of what is currently showing on your Touch Bar?
Simply hit ‘Command + Shift + 6’ and a wide and skinny screenshot of your Touch Bar will be taken.
You now know how to print screen on Mac, even showing you a hidden feature for your Touch Bar.