Find screenshots on Mac

If you’ve ever wanted to take a screenshot on your Mac, you’re in luck because you can do it in a few easy steps.

You can take as many screenshots as you want, and you can upload them into Word or PowerPoint document to finish your presentation.

I’m going to show you where you can find your screenshots and how you can change the location your screenshots are saved in.

Let’s get started…

How to Take a Screenshot on Mac

Command Shift 4 Mac

Taking a screenshot on your Mac is very simple and it can be done by holding down a combination of buttons.

To screenshot:

  1. Hold down the Shift-Command + 3 together

To screenshot a section of the screen:

  1. Hold down the Shift-Command + 4 and resize the screen by dragging the cursor

After you’ve done this, you’ll hear a shutter sound to tell you that your screen has been captured successfully.

Where to Find Screenshots

Each time you take a screenshot, they are saved in your desktop folder as a .png file.

If you have a lot of files on your desktop, it’s going to be hard to find these screenshots in the folder.

Each screenshot you take will have .png on the end of it and the name will contain the time and date the screenshot was taken.

It will look something like this:

Screenshot 2018-11-25 at 15.47.15 PM.png

Change Where Mac Screenshots are Saved

If you want to create a separate folder on your Mac so that all your screenshots can be kept here, you’ll need to change the folder that the screenshots are automatically saved in.

To change where screenshots are saved:

  1. Hold Command + Shift + 5
  2. Click on Options
  3. Click one of the folders listed or click Choose Location
  4. If you choose one of the folders listed, this will be the default folder that the screenshots will be saved in
  5. If you choose another location, you’ll need to navigate to the folder or create a new folder for the screenshots to be saved in

Can’t Find Screenshots on Mac

If you can’t find screenshots on your Mac, you’ll need to look for the screenshots with the method I showed you above – they will likely be in your desktop folder.

If you can’t find the screenshots anywhere, take the screenshot again by holding, Shift-Command + 3.

After you’ve done this, you should be able to locate the screenshot with ease.

Bottom Line

The best way to find a screenshot is by changing the screenshot location and finding the screenshot from here.

If you have any questions or you’re confused, comment down below and I’ll help you out.

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