A single keyboard shortcut will take you to a power control that will let you take a screenshot of your entire screen, a window or an area. You can set options such as where to save the screenshot or which app to send it to. You can also use the floating thumbnail feature to preview and edit a screenshot before you do anything with it. A variety of hidden keyboard shortcuts make taking screenshots faster and easier if you take the time to learn them.
Love the tutorial. I already knew the command-shift-4 option, but this opens up many more possibilities. Thanks, Gary!
Thanks for the nice overview. Little Snapper was a nice tool to manage all the screenshots once they have been taken. Do you have a suggestion for that, or know of an alternative to Little Snapper, which has been discontinued?
when I try to use screenshot using the shortcut keys (shift-comm-5) and I capture the area I don't get a choice or options where to save. It goes to iCloud. I don't have the option bar with all of the options.
Don: Are you using Catalina? Did you maybe change your keyboard shortcuts?
Helmut: There are a lot of third-party apps that will do it. SnagIt for instance. Lots of others. But for most people the built-in system function is all that is needed.
Yes using Catalina... did not change shortcuts....When I use the shortcut keys it comes up with the crosshair and only can make a snapshot of the area I want but it saves to iCloud no choices.
Don: That's very odd. You don't see the controls anywhere at all? Maybe off to the bottom or on another display?
No....can't find them on the top ,bottom, l or R side and the other display. Just the crosshair w the circle around it.
Don: You'll need to keep investigating. Something is wrong. Perhaps try it in a second user account to see what happens then.
Thanks Gary....I will...And thanks for all the great Video's
Another outstanding video. Thanks Gary
I just did a restart and now it works.... THANKS AGAIN
Are these expanded screenshot features limited to Catalina? Thanks....Hal
Hal: Mojave and Catalina.
When i use shift command 5 for screenshots, nothing happens on imac with high Sierra ). I went to preferences keyboard shortcuts; there are settings for shift com 3 and -4, but none for shift comm-5.
John: You have to be using at least Mojave to have this functionality.
Great Video. Shift Command 5 brings up the control bar but Preview does not appear as an option to save.
Ray: Perhaps you have one of the screen recording options selected instead of screenshot options. Preview doesn't handle video.
Got it. Now works perfectly.