Print Screen Mac | How to do Print Screen on a Mac

There is no print screen button on mac but despite this, mac print screen function is in fact much more advanced than windows. Print Screen Mac can be done very easily. Here are the five ways to do a print screen on mac, or screen shot Mac OSX:

How to do Print Screen on Mac

1. The simple “print screen button” capture:

  • Press the Apple key ⌘ + Shift + 3 all at the same time
  • You will find a capture of the screen on your desktop named ‘Picture _’
  • Print Screen Mac
Print Screen Mac
Print Screen Mac

 

2. Capture entire mac screen area and save it to clipboard

  • Press the Apple key ⌘ + Control + Shift + 3 all at the same time
  • You will find a capture of the screen on clipboard
  • Mac print screen shortcut
Mac Print Screen Shortcut
Mac Print Screen Shortcut

3. Capturing a selected portion of your screen:

  • Press the Apple key ⌘ + Shift + 4 all at the same time
  • You will see the cursor change to +
  • Drag a box around the section you want to copy and release the mouse
  • You will find a capture of the screen on your desktop again entitled ‘Picture _’
  • Mac OS Print Screen
Mac OS Print Screen
Mac OS Print Screen


4 . Capturing from a selected application window:

  • Press the Apple key ⌘ + Shift + 4 all at the same time
  • You will see the cursor change to +
  • Press the spacebar.
  • The cursor will change to a camera. Simply click on the window you want to be captured.
  • Again the capture of the screen will be on your desktop labelled ‘Picture _’
  • Screenshot on Mac
Mac OS Print Screen
Mac OS Print Screen

5.  Capturing a selected portion of your mac screen and save it to clipboard:

  • You have to press following keys all at the same time Apple key ⌘ + Control + Shift + 4 .
  • You will see the cursor change to +
  • Drag a box around the section you want to copy and release the mouse
  • This capture of the screen is saved on mac clipboard. This capture can be used in other apps.
  • Print Screen on Mac
Print Screen On Mac
Print Screen On Mac

Hope this was helpful in explaining how to do a print screen on an Apple mac.