Copy Screenshot on Clipboard on Mac (macOS)


If you are working on a Word document or writing an email with screenshots, you might find copying the screenshots to the clipboard much quicker rather than saving it as a file on your desktop, opening it, copying it, and then pasting it.

Steps to Copy Screenshot on Clipboard on Mac (macOS)

  • Press Command. + Shift + 5
  • Now Click on Options
  • Under "Save to" select "Clipboard"
  • Press escape.
macOS Save Screenshot To Clipboard

Now all you need to do is paste the clipboard to your document.


This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on an M1 Mac running macOS Sequoia 15.0.

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