Friday, November 18, 2016

How Can I Capture Screenshot Of My Apple iMac?

You might have thought that capturing the screenshot of your new iMac is hard. That's because you don't know how to do it. You will realize it's so simple after reading this guide from me.

Actually, this isn't a guide. It's just a short tutorial that will help you to learn further about your Mac computer. Also, it will tell you exactly what you need to do in order to capture a Mac screenshot.

Basically, if you want to capture a screenshot of your iMac (or any other Mac machines), you can press three keys below:

Command + Shift + 3

However, this key is a general function and will capture a whole screen instead of a specific part you want.

How can you select any part and take the screenshot of it?

Not to worry. You can easily do that by pressing three keystrokes below:

Command + Shift + 4

What will happen when I press those keys?

There would be a selection box that will appear on your Mac screen. You need to press and hold the left button of your mouse, move it to choose the part you want. Then release the mouse button and the screenshot will automatically be taken.

Where can I find the taken screenshot?

By default, all taken screenshots will automatically be stored on your iMac desktop. If you don't want to keep them in this location, you can easily change it to another place, with a simple Terminal command.

Is there anything else I should know?

You can also use this keystroke to capture a screenshot of a particular application window:

Command + Shift + 4 + Space

After pressing those keys, you will be able to choose any opening applications and then capture the screenshot of it. The taken screenshot will also be saved to the same location as I mentioned above, except you have changed.

To find out further regarding how to take screenshots on your new iMac, read this guide from

Is there any application I can use to capture screenshots, instead of using keyboard shortcuts?

Of course! There are many applications you can use to replace keystrokes in order to capture screenshots of your iMac. Just do a quick search on Google, and you will find many results.

However, I would recommend you two primary Mac applications that you can use to replace Mac keyboard shortcuts to take screenshots. That are Grab and Preview. Both are built-in applications that are existing on your iMac computer. You can use Spotlight and launch them to use, very quick.