Taking Screenshots In macOS Mojave

Mojave offers a new comprehensive method of taking screenshots and doing screen recordings. Instead of using a variety of keyboard shortcuts and methods, there is now on keyboard shortcut that will bring up a control strip with all of the options. You can capture the screen, an area, or a window. You can save to a file, clipboard or go directly to an app. You can even set up timed captures and record video.

Comments: 10 Responses to “Taking Screenshots In macOS Mojave”

    Ellen Gesell
    1 year ago

    I would like to be able to insert my screenshot into the body of an email, not as an attachment.
    How do I do that?

    1 year ago

    Ellen: Whether the image is “in the body” as “as an attachment” isn’t really any different. Anything “in the body” will be an attachment. Anything “as an attachment” should show up in the body, perhaps at the end if no other place. It really depends on the receiver, not the sender as the receiver’s email app will choose how to display attached images.
    If you want to place the image at a spot in a message, and the receiver is also using Apple Mail with a recent version of macOS, then you can just use the “Mail” option in the screenshot shortcut. The image appears in the message and you can put text before or after it, move it around, etc.

    Lynda Farabee
    1 year ago

    Gary, recently I read something about ability to take a screenshot with a drop-shadow…I cannot find the key strokes for that anywhere. I’m still on High Sierra. Shift-command-4 is usually what I use, I remember the space key added a “camera” cursor….but then I get the entire screen and no shadow. Can you help me?

    1 year ago

    Lynda: You use Shift+Command+4. Then press Space. Then click on the window you want to capture. That gives you a shot of that window with a drop shadow under it.

    Andrew Bullard
    1 year ago

    Hi Garry
    I have used screenshots since for ever to individualize all my standard blue folder icons
    However using screenshots in Mojave do not work very well. Each Mojave screenshot seems to be very pixel reduced to make the resulting individualised folder very blurry.
    Any idea how to retain the screenshot when used this way to a pixel increased screenshot? I get info on the desired folder click the pic in the get info box and paste that screenshot?

    1 year ago

    Andrew: Yes, you are right. I have seen this bug. I’d report it to Apple and hope a fix is coming soon.

    Lynda Farabee
    12 months ago

    That works for windows, Gary…Shift=Command=4 then Space, but not for “selections.” I usually don’t want an entire window, just a selection. I noticed while researching that command in terminal will turn the shadow off and on, but then another command (UI something) is necessary. I don’t know my shadow got turned off, I don’t know if it’s turned off. Leary of doing much in terminal unless 100% sure.

    12 months ago

    Lynda: Drop shadows are for windows. I don’t think there is a way to do it for selections. But you can easily do that in an image editing app if that is your goal.

    Lynda Farabee
    12 months ago

    Good to know, Gary. Yes, I could do that in image editing app, just thought it would be nice to come already done with selections. Is this possible in Mojave, do you think?

    12 months ago

    Lynda: Same in Mojave.

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