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How to Screenshot on macOS Catalina and Mojave?

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Every new Apple users who were struggling and wondering about how to screenshot on MAC? This article is all about explaining how to take screenshots on macOS Catalina and Mojave users. The reason for the difficulty is because you’ll be shifted from Windows to iOS newly, so you’ll feel this task as an unrevealed concept. It is a very simple process and not a difficult task to do. You just need to follow some commands or shortcuts with a couple of keys. Here you’ll learn the simple process to take screenshots on macOS Catalina and Mojave with ease and very quick.

This write-up would give you a clear idea about taking the capture of screenshots on macOS. Here I mentioned for both Catalina and Mojave users.

How to take Screenshot on macOS Catalina 10.15?

The current version of macOS is Catalina 10.15 and it is launched in October 2019. Currently, the Catalina OS is the upgraded version. So let’s find out how to capture screenshots on this OS Catalina. The process is very simple by following a few commands or shortcuts with a couple of keys. Below I’ll mention a few steps to take a screenshot on macOS Catalina.

  • First of all, press SHIFT + COMMAND + 5.
  • By clicking that multiple keys, you’ll find menus like the above-shown picture.
  • There you can find many ways to take a screenshot on your mac,
  • Here you can take screenshots in ways such as the entire screen, selected window, selected area, and finally record the entire screen, etc.

How to take Screenshot on macOS Mojave 10.14?

We have seen above that how to take Screenshot on macOS Catalina. But here, we’ll see about taking Screenshots on macOS Mojave 10.14 launched in September 2018. There will be the same procedure as pressing a couple of keys, but in this OS, you’ll find more options to capture your screen. Here, I’m going to give you 3 ways to take a screenshot on Mojave macOS.

1. Old version of Mojave mac OS

This way is for the users who don’t upgrade their Mojave OS. The procedures are quite simple and nothing else complicated. Below I’ll mention simple steps to take a screenshot.

1. First of all, press SHIFT+COMMAND+3.
2. Second, press SHIFT+COMMAND+4

These are the two simple steps that will make you take a screenshot on your mac device. This is a simple and quick process to take screenshot Instant. The first step gives you to take a screenshot of your entire screen. After taking a screenshot, you’ll need to choose a location for that image.


The second step gives you take a screenshot, but one change when compared to the first step(i.e., you can select the area where you need to take a screenshot).

2. For updated Mojave users

This way is for the users who were updated their Mojave version. They will have just only one simple step to take a screenshot on their macOS. That one simple step is mentioned below,


Hereby following this step, you can easily take a screenshot on your device. By clicking these shortcuts, you’ll find many ways to capture a screenshot. Some of them are capturing the entire screen, selected area, recording the entire window, and selected area of recording. These options will be available when you press this above-mentioned shortcut.

3. Using third-party app

Above we’ve seen two ways of capturing screenshots on macOS. In this way, you’ll get more options while taking a screenshot by using a third-party app. The one app I’m mentioning is CleanShot X. This app provides you a different variety of options to take a screenshot. The app is only available for mac users. CleanShot X app teaches you to use simple actions to take screenshots and provides multi-features. For this app, you need to pay some amount for owning this app. You just need to pay $29 for 1 mac and $339 for 15 macs. They also give you a 30-day money-back guarantee. This would be an affordable price and gives you more features for a subscription.

  • There will be a quick-access capturing an area where you want to take a screenshot.
  • Within a second, highlight a part on your screenshot Instantly.
  • Upload your screenshot on the cloud and get an immediate shareable link.
  • You can capture a screenshot by scrolling down your page.
  • You’ll get a screen recording option too.


The summary of this article is all about the concept of taking Screenshots on macOS Catalina and Mojave. I’ve explained clearly and in detail with some simple steps. By following those steps, you can capture a screenshot with ease and very quickly. With this, I’m concluding my article. I hope this article will be helping to all-new apple users and existing ones.