Wednesday, September 28, 2022

How To Crop A Screenshot On Mac (Step-By-Step Guide)

If you found it difficult to crop your screenshot on your Mac, then this article is for you. This is an ultimate guide on how to crop a screenshot on Mac. 

Let’s get started!

How to take a screenshot on Mac

You can take a screenshot in the following ways. 

  1. Capture the whole screen: Shift + Command + 3 
  2. Capture a part of your screen:  Shift + Command + 4
  3. Capture a screenshot of a window or menu: Shift + Command + 4 + Space bar

How to crop a screenshot on MacBook air

To crop a screenshot on your Mac, follow the steps below. 

  • After capturing the screenshot, click on the thumbnail that will appear in the bottom right of the screen.
  • Next click on the crop tool at the top.
  • Drag the crop handles to select the screenshot area.
  • Now click on the Done button to save the screenshot. 

How to crop a screenshot on Mac Preview

Go through these steps below to crop a screenshot on your Mac with the help of the preview app.

  • First, open the screenshot you want to crop.
  • Next click on the show markup toolbar at the top.
  • Now click & drag the screenshot to create an area of that screenshot.
  • Under the Tools tab, click on the crop option. 

Mac crop screenshot shortcut

  • To take a screenshot of the full screen:  Shift + Command + 3 
  • To take a screenshot of a portion:  Shift + Command + 4
  • To take a screenshot of a window or menu:  Shift + Command + 4 + Space Bar

How to crop a screenshot on Mac video

You can crop a video on your mac with the help of the iMovie app. This is an in-built app for mac. 

  • To crop video on your mac navigate to Finder > Applications > iMovie
  • Click on Import media and add a video.
  • Select the video and tap on the crop option.
  • After this step, click on the Export icon to export the video file.

How to crop a screenshot on iPhone

  • Capture a screenshot of the content on your iPhone. 
  • Click on the thumbnail immediately to crop the image. 
  • Next click & drag the crop handles to select the area of the screenshot.
  • Now click on Done to save the screenshot. 

FAQs:- How to crop a screenshot on mac 

1. How to edit a screenshot on Mac

You can edit a screenshot on Mac with the built-in preview app. Using the preview app, you can crop, rotate, and adjust the color & size of a screenshot. 

2. How to screenshot a whole page on Mac

You have to press Shift + Command + 3 to screenshot the whole page on your mac.

3. How to screenshot a portion of the screen on Mac

Press Shift + Command + 4 to screenshot a portion of the screen on your Mac.

4. How to paste a screenshot on Mac

First copy the screenshot and press Command + V to paste the screenshot on mac or right-click on your screen and select the paste option. 

5. How to screenshot on mac without keyboard

Click on the magnifying glass on your mac and type screenshot and click on the screenshot button.

Conclusion 

We hope all your queries on “how to crop a screenshot on mac” has been resolved. If you are facing issues do let us know in the comment section below.

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Sunita Bindhani Ratna
Sunita Bindhani Ratna
Sunita is a freelance Content writer, Copywriter, and a LinkedIn Personal branding strategist. Apart from writing, she also works as a SEO consultant, and freelance Graphic Designer.

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