Windows users are quite aware about the feature known as Print Screen, When they wanted to save or capture something in their Windows system, they simply press Print Screen button, this button basically takes a screenshot of our computer screen and we can save it any where in our system using Paint tool but this is not same with Mac system, in Mac there is no Print Screen button and in todays tutorial of Mac Analyst we are going to show you How to Print Screen on Mac Systems so that you easily send or receive screenshots from anywhere around the world.
How to Print Screen on Mac
Lets see how we can Print Screen feature in Mac system, it will be same as we used to do it in Windows operating system, so without wasting any time further let us see how we can use print screen feature in Mac
There are many other ways to take screenshot in Mac, we commonly use this Print Screen feature to take screenshot of the screen.
All you have to do is Press Shift Button + Command(⌘) Button + 3 button in order to Print screen on Mac system as shown in this image.
It will save that screenshot on your Desktop in JPG format, now you can use that file anywhere, you can send to your friends via Facebook, Facetime, Whatsapp or any other applications.
If you want to take a screen of a selected area then you have to press Command(⌘) + Shift + 3 button it will enable your cursor to select the area and that part will be saved in JPG format directly on your Desktop.
How to Print Screen to the Clipboard on a Mac
Do you want totake a Screenshot of your screen which should be directly copied to your clipboard instead of storing it right on your Desktop?, well this can be done, all you need to do is Press Command(⌘) + Control + Shift + 3 and the screenshot will be directly copied to your clipboard. Now if you want to send it to someone, you just have to press Command + V and it will be pasted directly as shown in this image below.
Command(⌘) + Control + Shift + 4: It willTake a Screenshot of a selected area and it will be copied directly to your clipboard.
How to Print Screen a Window
Press Command(⌘) + Shift + 4, now the pointer will change into a cross hair.
You have to press space bar so that the pointer will change it camera, move the camera over the window inorder to highlight it. Now you have click on your mouse and the screenshot will be saved directly on your Desktop, if you want to cancel it then you can press Esc button.
Using Print screen feature is simple but in Windows we have to use other application when we want to capture a small part of screen and copy it to the clipboard, programs like shortcodes, snipping tools works great but they are third party programs but in Mac, Apple has provide this built-in feature. So this was all about How to Print Screen on Mac, if you guys face any problem while taking a screenshot on your Mac system then you can throw your queries in comment below and we will try to solve them, thanks for reading.