Take a screenshot on your Mac
Explore the Screenshot menu to find all the controls you need to take screenshots and screen recordings. You can also capture your voice during a screen recording. The optimized workflow lets you take photos and videos of your screen, and then easily share, edit, or save them.
Access the screenshot controls. Press Command-Shift-5. You can capture the entire screen, a selected window, or a portion of a window. You can also record the entire screen or a selected portion of the screen.
Use the icons at the bottom of the screen to capture a selection , record your screen , and more. Click Options to modify your save location, set a timer before capturing, set microphone and audio options, or show the pointer. Click Capture or Record to take the screenshot or video.
After you take a screenshot or video, a thumbnail appears in the corner of the screen. Drag the thumbnail into a document or folder, swipe to the right to quickly save it, or click to edit or share it.
Note: You can also open the Screenshot utility from the Other folder in Launchpad, or go to the Apps > Utilities folder in the Finder.
Mark up your screenshot. Click the thumbnail of your screenshot to use Markup tools and make annotations. You can also click Share to send your marked up screen to colleagues or friends—right from the screenshot itself. See Mark up files on Mac in the macOS User Guide.
Learn more. See Take screenshots or screen recordings on Mac in the macOS User Guide.