Where Do I Find My Screenshots on a Mac?

Last Updated on Feb 18, 2021

Everyone takes a screenshot in their daily routine. Screenshotting is an excellent way to save a shareable memory for bits of data. Screenshots are easy to capture in iOS and macOS. But it is essential to find the screenshot and save it to the desired location or folder. 

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Where do I find my screenshots on a Mac?

Read this, if you having issues on Screenshot not Working on Mac.

On the Mac, it stores the screenshot you take on your desktop by default. If you take a lot of screenshots, then these screenshots create a mess on the desktop. To prevent cluttered Desktop Screen, Use Stacks on Mac [Right Click on Desktop and Select Use Stacks], Finally, you will see the All Screenshot into Group. The file of the screenshots is saved by the date and in PNG format.

We will see, 1) How to Capture SS on Mac, 2) How to See Location and Change Location

Make a Group of Screenshot Photos and Stacks
Make a Group of Screenshot Photos and Stacks

How Do I Print a Screen from a Mac?

● Use this shortcut – Command + Shift + 3: To take the screenshots of the entire screen on Mac then use this shortcut.

Full Screen Screenshot on Macbook and Mac
Full Screen Screenshot on Macbook and Mac

● Use this Shortcut – Command + Shift + 4: To take a small portion of the screen on the Mac then use this shortcut.

Selected Screen Screenshot from display
Selected Screen Screenshot from display

When you press this shortcut, automatically a selection box pops up, and then you have to select a particular area Using a Mouse or Trackpad that you want to take the screenshot on your Mac screen. It will then automatically save it to your Mac’s desktop as an image file.

● By using these steps, you can take a screenshot of a particular application on your Mac computer:

Press these keys: Command + Shift + 5.

Use Screenshot control on Macbook and Mac
Use Screenshot control on Macbook and Mac

Select the Proper Screenshot Tool from Screenshot toolbar, Showing in below Screen,

When these keys are pressed, the Mac cursor changes to “+“.

Next, Press the Spacebar button, and the cursor will turn into a camera icon with White Transparent Backgroud.

Screen-capture Tools For Mac
Screen-capture Tools For Mac

Just move the camera icon and then click on the to Capture it, screenshot application that you want to take.

How to Change Screenshot Save Location on Mac? 

There are two methods of changing the default screenshot saving directory on a Mac, and these are dependent on the operating system. The more straightforward way to change the location is by using the Screenshot app in macOS Mojave. Second, you need to use the Command Prompt. 

By using Mojave and Later-

● Please click Command + Shift + 5.

● Click the Options button.

See Where Screenshot Save on Mac?
See Where Screenshot Save on Mac?

● Now, either pick a folder that is specified or choose a different location [Other Location…].

● You can move to the folder that you want the screenshot to go to, or build a folder if necessary.

● Once you have updated the place where your screenshots will go before you have changed it again.

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By Using Command Prompt-

● In the top-right menu bar, check for Terminal in Spotlight Search.

● Go to the Terminal command and do these steps:

defaults write com. apple.screen capture location

Create a New Folder on Mac under Your Desired Finder location, then Drag the Folder to a terminal to Automatically Type Folder path. Now Capture Screenshot on Using Keyboard Shortcuts and New SS will save into new location, Here’s my test.

Get Screenshot Folder path on Terminal Mac
Get Screenshot Folder path on Terminal Mac

● Enter the following command to add the modifications:

killall SystemUIServer

When you successfully enter commands, the screenshots will now be saved to the Screenshots section in the Documents > Screenshots folder. Before adding the changes via Terminal, make sure actually to create the folder.

New SS location on Mac
New SS location on Mac

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