How To Take Prettier Screenshots On A Mac

Mac: If you’re clipping a bit of text to send in a tweet or saving info from a rental car confirmation page, your standard Command-Shift-4 shortcut for a screenshot is more than adequate. But adding a couple of keystrokes can make all the difference when you want to, say, include a professional-looking image of your company’s webpage in a presentation deck.

Capture A Window With Border And Drop Shadow

Border + drop shadow

To capture a window with a white border and grey shadow so it looks 3D, press Command-Shift-4, then press the space bar. When your cursor turns into a little camera, select the window you want to capture.


Capture A Window Without Border Or Shadow

Window without border or shadow

To remove the border and shadow, press Command-Shift-4, then press the space bar. Hold down the Option key when selecting the window and you’ll get a clean, flat, 2D capture.


As with all MacOS screen captures, if you want to copy your selection rather than save it as an image, add the Control key — Command-Control-Shift-4 copies either of the above screenshots to your clipboard.


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