While using your Apple device, you may want to capture some of your favorite moments or preserve valuable information, which is why you're reading this guide.

We'll present all possible ways to print a screenshot on a Mac, including built-in features and advanced third-party software solutions. We'll also show you how to convert the format of your screenshots for the best experience.

Table of Content
    1. Capture the Entire Screen
    2. Capture a Selected Area
    3. Capture a Specific App Window
    1. Capture the Full Webpage Using DemoAir

How To Print a Screenshot on a Mac With Built-in Commands

Mac devices offer three ways to capture high-quality screenshots. We'll show you how to print a screenshot of the entire screen, a selected area, and a specific app window to enhance your experience. In addition to printing screenshots, you can also record the screen on a Mac.

Method 1. Capture the Entire Screen

The first method for Mac screenshots includes capturing your entire screen. The process is straightforward and requires no technical know-how. Here's how to print a screenshot on a Mac and capture your whole screen:

  1. Prepare the content you wish to capture.
  2. Press the Command + Shift + 3 keys on the keyboard.
    take a screenshot of the entire screen

Once you complete these steps, the device will automatically save the screenshot on your desktop. You can then move it to the desired location and enjoy your captures.

Method 2. Capture a Selected Area

Capturing the entire screen may require dealing with editing and cropping afterward to get the desired results. If so, you can use another built-in feature for Mac devices to make a screenshot of a selected area. Here's how to do it:

  1. Prepare the desired content to capture.
  2. Press the Command + Shift + 4 keys simultaneously.
    screenshot command for a selected area
  3. Click and drag to select the part of the screen you want to capture. You can move the selection by simultaneously pressing the Spacebar.
    select the area to capture

    Once you release the trackpad, your Mac will save the screenshot on your desktop.

Method 3. Capture a Specific App Window

The last built-in method Mac provides is to capture a specific window. You can use it to print a screenshot of a particular area. That way, you will include only the necessary details. Without further ado, let's see how to capture a specific app window on a Mac:

  1. Open the desired app on your Mac.
  2. Press the Command + Shift + 4 + Spacebar keys simultaneously.
    a shortcut for app window screenshots
  3. Once the camera icon appears, click the desired window to take a screenshot. You can long-press the Option key while capturing the window to exclude its shadow.
    capture a specific app window

These screenshots will also appear on your desktop, and you can continue your journey from this point on.

How To Print a Full Webpage on a Mac With a Third-Party Tool

Sometimes, the built-in Mac tools may leave much to be desired regarding your screenshot needs. You may want to access some editing tools and features that integrated options don't provide. That is when third-party solutions like Wondershare DemoAir come into play.

These tools provide many features and products you can use to enhance your screenshot experience and get breathtaking results. For instance, Wondershare DemoAir automatically saves your Mac screenshots to a cloud backup solution, providing more convenience and a safer journey. Moreover, the clean and user-friendly interface allows you to share your creations with a few clicks.

It's a web-based tool, so you won't have to download additional applications to your device and take up space. Instead, you only need to create an account on the platform, and you'll be ready to make some of the best screenshots of your life.

How To Capture the Full Webpage Using DemoAir

Wondershare DemoAir is intuitive, and you'll have no issues mastering the tool. To get insight into what you can expect, check out a step-by-step guide to taking screenshots on a Mac:

  1. Visit the website from which you want to take a screenshot.
  2. Copy the Image name to the webpage.
  3. Go to Wondershare DemoAir Online Screenshot Capture.
  4. Paste the URL into the box.
    paste the page Image name
  5. Choose the type of device layout.
  6. Enable a full-page screenshot.
    select the screenshot preferences
  7. Click Capture.
    capture the screenshot on demoair
  8. After a few seconds, DemoAir will redirect you to a new tab where you can crop the image, blur the background, and select the proportions.
    screenshot editing options
  9. Click Done to complete the process.
    save the screenshot

You can choose where to save your screenshot for easier access and convenience.

How To Change the Format for Screenshots

Your Mac will save your screenshots in the PNG format by default. However, you may need to use another format and want to convert your images. You can also use built-in systems to change the default settings; we'll show you how below.

However, we must note that the available screenshot formats include JPG, GIF, TIFF, PDF, and PNG, so you must choose from these options. Here's what to do:

  1. Press Command + Space to open Spotlight.
  2. Type Terminal into the search box and click the first option.
    open terminal
  3. Run this command: defaults write com.apple.screencapture type. Specify the desired format at the end of the line. In this guide, we've used JPG.
    terminal command for changing the settings

Just like that, you'll change the default settings. If you only need to convert one image without changing the settings, you can download and use an advanced converter like Wondershare UniConverter. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Launch Wondershare UniConverter on your Mac.
  2. Head to Tools > Image Converter.
    open the image converter
  3. Add images to the program.
    add images to uniconverter
  4. Preview and edit the files.
    edit your images
  5. Choose the output format by clicking the arrow in the top right corner.
    choose the output format
  6. Click Convert All.
    convert screenshots on a mac


This guide is everything you need to take the most impressive screenshots on your Mac. The methods include capturing the entire screen, selected parts, and specific windows. Although you can do that with built-in tools, a third-party solution like Wondershare DemoAir will take your screenshots to the next level.


  • Can I simultaneously print several screenshots on my Mac?
    Yes, you only need to follow the steps below to bring your screenshots together and print them:
    1. Choose all images and click Open.
    2. Head to File > Print.
    3. Click Layout > Pages per Sheet and choose your preferences.
  • How can I adjust print settings for screenshots on a Mac?
    Print settings are easy to adjust on Mac devices. You only need to open the image you want to print and head to File > Print. You can select your preferences and change the settings in the dialog box before hitting the Print button.
  • Can I print Mac screenshots directly using the Screenshot toolbar?
    Unfortunately, you cannot print your screenshots with the Screenshot toolbar. You can only capture your favorite moments and save them on your desktop. You can then access the images and print them accordingly.
  • How do I print a long screenshot on a Mac?
    Follow these steps to capture a scrolling screenshot on your Mac:
    1. Open the page you want to capture.
    2. Press the Command + Shift + 5 keys.
    3. Click Record Entire Screen.
    4. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
    5. Press the Command + Shift + 5 keys again and click Stop.
Alma Elliott
Alma Elliott Apr 20, 24
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