Have you ever taken a screenshot on your Mac and then wondered how to delete it? If so, you’re in the right place! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily delete screenshots on your Macbook.
How to delete screenshots on a Mac
To delete a screenshot on a Mac, simply open the Screenshot app and select the screenshot you want to delete. Once you’ve selected the screenshot, click the delete button at the bottom of the app.
How to take a screenshot on a Mac
There are several ways to take a screenshot on a Mac. The most common is to use the shortcuts Command + Shift + 3 or Command + Shift + 4, which will capture the full screen or a selected portion, respectively.
You can also use the Preview app to take screenshots, or even record video of your screen. And if you have an Apple Watch, you can use it to take a screenshot of your Mac too.
Here’s how to do all of those things:
Command + Shift + 3:capture the full screen
Command + Shift + 4:capture a selected portion
Use Preview to take screenshots: Open Preview, click File > Take Screenshot from the menu bar. Then choose whether to capture the entire screen, a window, or a selected portion.
Use Quicktime Player to record video: Open Quicktime Player from your Applications folder, then click File > New Screen Recording from the menu bar.
How to edit a screenshot on a Mac
-First, take a screenshot by pressing Shift-Command-3.
-A thumbnail of the screenshot appears in the lower-right corner of your screen.
-Click the thumbnail to add annotations, or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.
-To take a screenshot of a selected portion of your screen, press Shift-Command-4, then drag the crosshair to select the area. To move the selection, press and hold Space bar while dragging. When you’re ready to take the screenshot, release your mouse or trackpad button. If you want to cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key before releasing the button.
-To take a screenshot of an open window such as a Finder window or a Safari window, press Shift-Command-4, then press the Space bar. The pointer changes to a camera , and you can move it around the screen. When you find the window you want to capture, click your mouse or trackpad. Or use Touch Bar
If you see no thumbnail after taking a screenshot on Mac – First check if they are turned off in Preview
Preferences -> General -> Show screenshots in Preview:
If that is not turned off then they are likely being stored in another location; possibly on iCloud if that option was chosen when configuring/updating macOS:
Open Finder and go to iCloud Drive/Pictures/Screenshots
How to share a screenshot on a Mac
Sharing a screenshot on a Mac is easy with the built-in features of the operating system. With just a few clicks, you can share your screenshots with anyone, whether it’s by email, social media, or another file-sharing method.
Here’s how to share a screenshot on a Mac:
1. Take a screenshot on your Mac. This can be done by pressing the Command+Shift+3 keys simultaneously, or by using the Grab application.
2. Once you’ve taken a screenshot, it will appear as a file in the bottom-right corner of your screen. Click on this file to open it in Preview.
3. In Preview, click on the File menu and select Export….
4. Choose where you’d like to save the screenshot and how you’d like to share it (such as by email or social media) and click Export.
How to use screenshots on a Mac
learning how to take a screenshot on a Mac is one of the most basic things you can do on your computer. Whether you want to save a document or share your screen with someone, taking a screenshot is the best way to do it.
Here’s how to take a screenshot on a Mac, update: On MacBooks with Touch Bar, you can now use the Touch Bar to take screenshots. Simply press Command + Shift + 6 to take a screenshot of your entire screen, or press Command + Shift + 5 to customise what kind of screenshot you’d like to take.
To take a screenshot of your entire screen, press Shift-Command (⌘)-3. To take a screenshot of a selected portion of your screen, press Shift-Command-4. Drag the crosshair pointer to select the area of the screen to capture. To cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key before you release the button. If you see instead , hold down Control while you press any of these keys:
-To view all your screenshots as thumbnails in a row (rather than large previews), Control-click any thumbnail in this row, then choose ”Open in Preview” from the shortcut menu that appears.*In macOS Mojave or later, open Finder and use iCloud Drive or Time Machine to restore older versions of your screenshots from here (Preview also keeps copies here).
How to troubleshoot screenshot issues on a Mac
If you’re having trouble taking screenshots on your Mac, here are a few troubleshooting tips to help you out.
First, make sure that you’re using the correct keyboard shortcut. On most Macs, the shortcut to take a screenshot is Command + Shift + 3. If that doesn’t work, try Command + Shift + 4, which should bring up a crosshair cursor that you can use to select the area of the screen you want to capture.
If neither of those shortcuts works, it’s possible that they’ve been changed in the Keyboard section of System Preferences. Open System Preferences and select Keyboard, then click on the Shortcuts tab. If either shortcut is listed under Screen Shots, make sure it’s set to the correct key combination.
If you’re still having trouble taking screenshots, it’s possible that there’s something wrong with the way your Mac’s display is configured. To check this, open System Preferences and select Displays. In the Display preferences pane, make sure that the option is selected and then take a look at the menu bar at the top of your screen.
If there’s a little blank space where the screenshot icon should be, that means screenshots are disabled for some reason. To re-enable them, simply click on the blank space and select Enable from the menu that appears.
How to find older screenshots on a Mac
Older screenshots are automatically stored in the same place as new ones, so finding them is just a case of knowing where to look. The default location for screenshots is the Desktop, but you can also find them in the Documents, Downloads and Pictures folders if you’ve changed the screenshot save location.
To find all your screenshots in one go, open Finder and then press Command + Shift + G on your keyboard. You’ll see a “Go to folder” box appear – type in ~/library/images/screenshots (without the quotes) and press Return.
How to delete screenshots from a Mac
If you take a lot of screenshots, you might want to clean them out every now and then to free up some space. Here’s how to delete screenshot images on a Mac.
To delete a screenshot, open the Screenshots app and select the screenshot you want to delete. Then click the trash can icon in the upper-right corner of the window.
You can also delete screenshots by opening them in Preview and pressing the Delete key on your keyboard. Or you can select the screenshot in Finder, press Command + Delete, and then click Delete when asked if you’re sure you want to delete the file.