Mac Screenshot-O-Rama

This post was published more than a few years ago (on 2015-04-03) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

Useful Mac recently posted The Screenshot Spectacular, with all of the shortcuts and variations on taking a screenshot on the Mac. Very comprehensive and clear.

My favorite is ⌘⇧4 for taking a crosshair-bounded screenshot, and then pressing space to switch it to a cursor that captures whatever window is under the cursor when you click, and then (and I didn’t know this part before today), ⌥-click to capture the window without the big soft shadow around it.

Anyway, check out the whole post for even more screenshot tips-n-tricks. Thanks to Liz Marley and Joel Page for dropping screenshot knowledge.

Addendum 2017-12-08

Andrew Abernathy mentioned that once you are in window mode, you can hold command to target just a sheet attached to a window (instead of the whole window).