Build-in Snipping Tool Alternative on Mac

If you come from the Windows to the Mac world and missing your favorite Snipping tool to take quick screenshots, well macOS has had this feature for a very long time and it works wonders, you do not need any new tool installed in order to get the similar qualities.

Snip a portion of a Screen

If you want to grab a screenshot of a portion of a screen simply press Command ⌘ + Shift + 4 and you will get a cross-hair cursor, drag and stop what you want to capture and you will see the file created on your desktop.

Cropped Screenshot on Mac Device Demo
Cropped Screenshot on Mac Device Demo
Screenshot file on the Mac desktop
Screenshot file on the Mac desktop

Snip the compete Screen

If you want to capture the complete screenshot of the window, just press Command ⌘ + Shift + 4

Making use of the Screenshot Utility.

If you wish to use a UI for the same - just type Screenshot and open the utility using Spotlight Search (Keyboard shortcut F4 key)

Checkout a very detailed tutorial on this:

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