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How to Capture Screen on Mac

By Tony Moton

March 12, 2019

We often need to capture screen on the computer or smartphone for showing others your current problem so that they can tell you how to solve it, saving the important information as an evidence, sharing a funny screen with others on Facebook or Twitter, etc. For those who use Mac computer, how many methods of capturing screen do you know? Which one do you think is the best one? Generally, Mac users can capture screen by the means of the hotkeys or a software for capturing screen. Going forward, I'll show you all solutions for capturing screen on Mac.


CONTENTS


Part 1. Capture A Screenshot on Mac With TuneFab Screen Recorder

Referring to software for capturing screen on Mac, TuneFab Screen Recorder for Mac could be an excellent choice which is a professional all-in-one recorder for recording, editing and sharing screen activity. It features various output formats such as MP4, M4A, etc., and it is capable of customizing output parameters.


What Can TuneFab Screen Recorder for Mac Do For You?

#1. Taking a screenshot on Mac.

#2. Recording audio and extracting audio from video, for example recording audio from YouTube and extracting soudtrack from video for playback.

#3. Downloading streaming video and recording gameplay, for example recording Minecraft gameplay on PC.

#4. Recording online meeting, for example recording FaceTime call on Windows.

#5. Capturing and saving video lectures.


In a word, it's a piece a cake for you to capture screen on macOS with TuneFab Screen Recorder for Mac, just follow the below guide.


Step 1. Download and Install the Program

First of all, click on "Try It Free" button below to download and install the Mac version of TuneFab Screen Recorder on your Mac.

After that, launch it and then you will see a pop-up window indicating the necessity of getting the registration version. As it is shown, free trial version users can take a snapshot without watermark so if you just want to take a snapshot, then you can click on "Free Trial" button on the bottom left of the pop-up window.


Note: If you want to record audio and video, then you are suppposed to register the program, because they can only save 3 minutes of each recorded file though there is no limited recording time for them.

To do that, you need to click on "Buy Now" button on the bottom of the pop-up window to go to the official website. Then pay for the personal license or family license to get the registration code and enter it, together with email address into the pop-up window. At last click on" Register" button to get registration version.

Register the Program


Step 2. Customize Snapshot Region

After that, you will enter into a new interface as below. The interface is divided into three sections by two lines including "Audio settings", "Recording area" and "Capture screen" and "REC" button. 


As you want to capture screen on Mac, so just click on "three-horizontal-line-alike" button on the "Recording area" section to select Full screen, Fixed region or Custom region as the recording region. If you select "Custom region" section, then you can customize the region for taking a screenshot by moving your mouse.

Customize Snapshot Region


Step 3. Save the Screenshot

If you are satisfied with the screenshot region, then you can click on the camera button on the right side of the main interface to capture the screenshot. Then the screenshot will be saved automatically to the output folder. To find the screenshot, you can click on the button next to "Settings" icon on the upper right corner of main interface.

Save the Screenshot

Note: In fact, TuneFab Screen Recorder is also available for Windows 10/8.1/7 (32 & 64 bits), which has a little difference with Mac version.


Part 2. Take A Screenshot on Mac With Hotkeys

In addition to capture screen on Mac with softwares for capturing screenshot such as TuneFab Screen Recorder, you can also use hotkeys. But do you know that different screenshot regions need different hotkeys?


#1. Capture the whole screen: Press "Command + Shift + 3";

#2. Capture a part of the screen: Press "Command + Shift + 4";

#3. Capture an open window: Press "Command + Shift + 4" then hit the space bar;

#4. Save a screenshot to the clipboard: Use Command + V or Edit > Paste to paste your image;

#5. Use the grab utility tool: Go to "Applications" >> "Utilities" >> "Grab".


The all solutions for capturing screenshot on Mac are shown as above. If you have more solutions for that, you are welcome to tell us. With the comparison between TuneFab Screen Recorder and hotkeys, I can tell that TuneFab Screen Recorder is the best choice for taking a screenshot on Mac as it enables you to adjust screenshot region and edit it by making drawings and adding text as you like.


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