How To Capture Video or Screenshot From Mac Computer Screen?


If you own a Mac computer then you do know the difficulty behind spending money on licensed software. Screenshot is the most common thing which comes in handy in case if you like to take a screenshot or video for tutorials.

In Mac you have an inbuilt option to take screenshot but the option is again set to limited but you can’t capture video unless you have any third party application. In this article I will share both the tips to help you in capturing screenshot and videos from your Mac computer screen.

Capture Video / Screenshot From Mac Computer Screen

Method 1: Screenshot Using Mac Inbuilt Option

Mac has two options to capture screen; the first one you can capture the entire screen and the second option is to capture only a specific portion of the screen.

Command + Shift + 3: Pressing these three keys will capture the entire screen of your Mac computer.

Command + Shift + 4: Pressing these three keys will give you an option to capture only the specific portion of the screen. You can drag and select the area that you would like to capture and the output will be stored in your desktop.

These are the two inbuilt options which you can’t customize but if you need some customization then you will have to rely on third party application. Here I will also show you the alternate option to do the same task with lot of options.


Method 2: Screenshot Using Wondershare Filmora (The easiest way)

If you are looking for customization while taking screenshots and looking for a software to capture videos then Wondershare Filmora is the right one for you. Taking Screenshot using Filmora is really easy all you need to do is follow the simple steps.

 Download Wondershare Filmora on your computer and install it

Download Windows versionDownload MAC version 

Step 1: Run the application… Play a video wherein a screenshot needs to be  taken or if you just want your screen to be captured then minimize everything and just keep the software ready.

take snap shot

Step 2: Click on snapshot icon which will capture the screen or video screen as you need and will store it in your computer.


You can easily capture screenshot and also create videos using Filmora. It is highly effective and very user friendly. Here are some of the top features of Filmora.

Top Features Of Filmora

  • Very easy to use interface
  • Multiple options for export including DVD’s
  • Title and text editor
  • Inbuilt music library
  • Complete speed control
  • Multiple picture editing option

I hope this is convincing enough for you to opt for Wondershare Filmora. But I would strongly recommend you to try it on your own before you actually purchase it. You have an option to try the free trial version to check all its features. I hope this article helps you to capture video or screenshot from Mac computer screen. Do try it and if you have any query then do let me know by commenting.

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