10 Variations On How To Take Screenshots On a Mac

If you take a lot of screenshots, check out these productivity tips to make your captures go to the folder you want, save to a different location each time, go straight to the clipboard, go into the Photos app, and more.

Comments: 11 Responses to “10 Variations On How To Take Screenshots On a Mac”

    Antonello
    2 days ago

    Thanks you for great explanations (as always). I use Snagit to do screenshots. I especially like its ability to do a screen shot of a document (web or other) that expands over more than one page. Can Mac OS do that because that app is getting ridiculously expensive... Thanks again!

    2 days ago

    Antonello: Not sure what you mean by "expands over more than one page."

    John Robinson
    1 day ago

    The suggestion to use Automator is appreciated. I never use Automator and the ability to assign actions to folders I had forgotten. Have you done an Automator video, or should I go to Shortcuts hereon?

    1 day ago

    John: Except for Folder Actions, Shortcuts is the way to go from now on.

    Jak Grimm
    1 day ago

    There is also the very useful option with Command-Shift-4 - hover the cursor over a window (does not have to be on top), press Space, then mouse-click. It captures just the window.

    Eric
    24 hours ago

    I find it useful to have the Screenshot app in the dock - it's easier than having to remember the less-than-intuitive keyboard shortcuts for invoking the various ways to take a screenshot.

    Antonello
    16 hours ago

    Sorry Gary, my previous was not clear. Some times it is necessary to scroll down to see an entire Webpage. So to do the screenshot of the entire web page, one needs to do multiple screenshots ending up with multiple files. Snagit can do it in one single step and hence results in one single file. Is it possible to do that with Mac OS.

    16 hours ago

    Antonello: You mean just capture the entire webpage. See https://macmost.com/screen-capture-entire-web-pages-on-your-mac.html

    David Taenzer
    8 hours ago

    I do not see Preview as an option under shift-command-5. I am running Ventura 13.1. Is there a setting I need to fix to see this?

    David Taenzer
    8 hours ago

    I figured out the problem with using Preview in the settings. I changed to capture the whole screen and the Preview option appeared. After I enabled it, it also appears when capturing a region. Quite strange.

    6 hours ago

    David: It will not appear when you select a recording option (QuickTime Player is there instead).

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