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Best macOS screenshot tool

MacOS has nice screenshot tool. You can use these commands to save screenshots to folder or clipboard.

  • Command+Shift+3 save a screenshot of the full screen
  • Command+Shift+4 save selected box
  • Command+Shift+4, then space, then click window save a screenshot of selected window

Also there are same commands with Ctrl pressed save screenshot to clipboard. You can paste it somewhere later.

By default macOS saves screenshots to ~/Desktop folder. You can change it. Eval this commands in your terminal.

defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /screenshot_folder/
killall SystemUIServer

Change /screenshot_folder/ to folder you want to use. Don’t forget to create it if not exist.