How to Capture Entire or Specific Screenshot On Mac: macOS Big Sur/Catalina, Sierra, Yosemite Shortcuts

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Not All guys aware of capturing a full Screenshot in Mac OS X or Print Screen On Mac Command, as with new updates Apple changes methods to take a screenshot on Mac. By the way, With a screenshot, you can get the full-screen view with text and picture data. You can save your Mac screen’s important Text or Picture, and you would like to share it with someone then you can take a snapshot of your Mac OS screen and quickly easy to share. Moreover great photographs like your highest score of the latest game, bug send to others for solving it.

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Whether you are running macOS Cataline, macOS Mohave of macOS Yosemite, this tutorial will show you how to take a screenshot on macOS.

Step for How to Capture Entire/ full Screenshot on Mac OS X: macOS Big Sur, Catalina, macOS Mojave, High Sierra, Yosemite & Windows

full screen screenshot in Mac OS X

For macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave,

Capture Screenshot on MacOS

Capture Screenshot on macOS

Capture Entire Screen

  • Step #1: Press the Shift+Command+5 on the keyboard.
  • Step #2: The capture controls will appear on the screen. Select the one as shown in the image to capture a full-screen screenshot and click Capture.

Capture Specific Screen/Window

  • Step #1: Press Shift+Command+5 and select the second option as shown in the picture.
  • Step #2: Now, you have to click on a specific Window to capture a screenshot of that window and click Capture.

Capture Select Screen

  • Step #1: Press Shift+Command+5 and select the third option on the screenshot control panel.
  • Step #2: Drag the mouse pointer to select a particular area and then click Capture.

Shift-Command-5 Not Working on macOS?

Some users have recently reported that Shift+Command+5 not working to take a screenshot on macOS Catalina or macOS Mojave. The reason behind this issue could be, someone has changed the keyboard shortcuts to capture a screenshot on your Mac. Here’s how to restore the settings to default,

  • Apple logo > System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Screenshot and lastly click on Restore Defaults.
Mac Screenshot Keybord shortcuts

Mac Screenshot Keyboard shortcuts

For Other MacOS,

Capture Entire Screen

  • Step #1. Open your Mac Screen which you want to capture for share or for keep save for a long time.
  • Step #2. Now on your keyboard – press command + shift + 3 after that leave all the keys.
  • Step #3. now you can see your Mac screen with notice the extra .png extension file this file contains words** screenshot.
  • Step #4. in last do Double click on the notice file I mean words**screenshot file; you can launch this file in either image previewers or within image viewer which you most like. After click snapshot, you can also see you on your Mac desktop. At the moment you can share it or save on your Mac.

Note: If you are using Windows Keyboard, Use Shift + Windows + 3.

Capture Specific Window

  • Step #1: Press Shift+Command+4 and then press the Space bar.
  • Step #2: Click on a Window to take a screenshot.

Capture Select Portion of Screen

  • Step #1: Press Shift+Command+4 and drag the mouse by holding the Space bar to select and capture a screenshot of the specific portion.

Related, Very Useful:

Change Default save path of the screenshot on Mac.

For Change Keyboard Shortcuts,

Also, we can change keyboard shortcuts for screen capture or screenshot on Mac, Go to the System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Screenshots (Double click on shortcut key code).

Change Screenshot keyboard shortcut on Mac (1)

How to Capture Specific Area Screenshot on MacBook Pro/ Macbook Air/ iMac

Open on your Mac desktop, favorite apps, etc.; for particular area capture, it should not take more work as the entire capture step.

For Specific area of Screen, screenshot in Mac OS X (Yosemite)

For Specific area of Screen, screenshot in Mac OS X (Yosemite)

  • Step: 1. Open with a screen which you would like for taking a snapshot: you can make this snap from anywhere it is your system screen or Web page anything whatever.
  • Step: 2. Now look on your keyboard and press command + shift + 4 after that leave it all keys.

For Windows: Shift + Windows + 4

  • Step: 3. you will show that on your screen mouse courser; using courser you can choose a specific area for taking the snapshot. As well as crosshair that you can move anywhere on the screen.
  • Step: 4. now Press down your cursor and drag the mouse over the area in which you want to take a snapshot.
  • Step:5. After selecting the specific area release mouse. Finally, you got (screenshot in Mac OS X: Yosemite).png extension file that is your destination I mean which you want to take the specific snapshot.

Note: – Mac OS X v10.6 and later version, the screenshot in Mac OS X are saved as automatically PNG files on your Mac desktop. As well it saved with automatically named ‘’Screenshot (date & time).png. ’’

Extra Tip

macOS High Sierra Not working (Command Shift 4 Won’t Work)

  • Fix #1. Go to the System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts
  • Select “Screen Shots” in the list at left…then make sure the shortcuts are checked.
  • Fix #2. First, You should Log out under the Apple in the Menu bar. then Log into Guest user mode.

Can you take a screenshot in Guest? If no…

Now you will have to Boot into Recovery Drive and run Disk Utility > First Aid on your internal Macintosh HD.

Restart in Safe boot mode. Hold down the Shift key when restarting.

That’s it!

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