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How to crop screenshot on mac

How to crop screenshot on mac

If you’ve ever had to crop a screenshot on a Mac, you know it can be tricky. You have to find the right tool and use it correctly or else your results will be less than ideal. That’s why we’re here! In this article, we will show you how to crop screenshot on mac like a pro (or at least get them as close as possible).

Follow the given steps 

Open the screenshot

To open a screenshot, use the file open dialog.

To take a screenshot with the image capture tool:

  • Click on the icon in your toolbar or press and hold down the Command key (⌘) and then click anywhere on your desktop or in any application window to bring up an image capture menu that contains options for taking photos, adding captions, saving them as files, etc.
  • If you want to take more than one photo at once—for example, if you’re using multiple windows of different sizes side by side—hit Shift + Command+ Control + Option while clicking on each item so they all appear in sequence instead of individually.
  • Click on the Tools menu in the corner of the window.
  • if you have a Mac with Touch Bar, press Command + 7.

how to crop screenshot on mac after saved

The Instant Alpha tool is in the tools menu, at the top right of your screen. It looks like a circle with a dotted outline. Use this tool to crop and edit screenshots in one step by selecting an area you want to keep and then clicking on the Instant Alpha icon (it will turn into a dotted line).

How to crop screenshot on mac

You can then resize or reposition the selected area by dragging it around on the screen this is great for when you’re trying to fit more content into an image without having to crop manually.

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To crop a screenshot on your Mac, you’ll need to use the mouse. Click and drag the parts of the image you want to save. Hold down ⌘ Command while clicking and dragging to avoid accidentally selecting unwanted parts of the image—you can undo this selection by pressing ⌘ Command+Z or going back into Edit mode (Edit > Undo Instant Alpha).

You can use the Direct Selection tool to select and deselect portions of your screenshot. To do this, click on the selection tool in the toolbar on the left side of your screen (it’s a small arrow). Then, while holding down Command-Option (or ⌘) on your keyboard, drag over any part of the image you want to remove. If you have trouble finding what you’re looking for with this method, try using Instant Alpha instead of selecting individual pixels—the latter will leave behind some noise around those areas where there is no data present in order to make it easier for you to see everything that needs removing.

You can also use Undo and Redo when cropping screenshots by selecting either option from within Photoshop’s menu bar after pressing Command+Z or Ctrl+Z respectively; however, if multiple versions are saved simultaneously then only one instance will be available at any given time so remember not too close these tools together because otherwise, they’ll cancel each other out.

How to recover your selection

If you need to undo your selection, press ⌘ Command+Z or go to Edit > Undo Instant Alpha. To redo an action, press ⌘ Command + Shift + Z or go to Edit > Redo Instant Alpha. You can also use the Edit menu to undo and redo.


In this tutorial, we showed you how to crop a screenshot in macOS. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. Thanks for reading! if you want more interesting blogs visit our site.

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