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How to copy screenshot into clip board in macOS

How to copy screenshot into clip board in macOS

Mac is popular for IT engineers.
It is OK to use Mac for initial Mac user.
But there are some problems for Windows familiar user.
It is how to take screenshot.

In Windows case, we can take full screenshot by Ctrl + PrtSc.
In Mac case, if we did Shift + Command + 3, it saves screenshot as a file.

Windows familiar user want to take screenshot into clip board.
So today I will introduce "How to copy screenshot into clip board in macOS".

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I worked as a system engineer, AI engineer for more than 10 years. Recently I use started to use Mac for my job. So sometimes I wonder keyboard difference between Windows and Mac.

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  • How to copy screenshot into clip board in macOS

    In order to copy screenshot into clip board in macOS, use Control key.

    If you want to take full screenshot, you can do it with Shift + Command + Control + 3.

    If you want to take acreenshot of active window, push Shift + Command + Control + 4 to select area, and tap Space key to select active window. Then click to copy screenshot.

    And you can paste it by Command + V.

    To copy a screenshot to the Clipboard, press and hold the Control key while you take the screenshot. You can then paste the screenshot somewhere else. Or use Universal Clipboard to paste it on another Apple device.



    Comparison with Windows

    There is a comparison with Windows about how to copy screenshot.

    operationWindowsmacOS
    Full screenshotCtrl + PrtScShift + Command + Control + 3
    Active window copyCtrl + Alt + PrtScShift + Command + Control + 4
    and Space, then click
    Selected area copyWindows + Shift + SShift + Command + Control + 4
    I didn't know that Windows can copy selected area.
    I also got to know it today.
    Are you familiar with Windows, right ?
    I didn't know that we can talke selected area screenshot from Windows10 !


    You can also use keyboard shortcut Windows key + shift-S (or the new Screen snip button in the Action Center) to capture a screenshot with Snip & Sketch. Your screen will dim and you'll see Snip & Sketch's small menu at the top of your screen that will let you choose with type of screenshot you want to capture.




    [Conclusion] How to copy screenshot into clip board in macOS

    In order to copy screenshot into clip board in macOS, use Shift + Command + Control + 3 for full screen, use Shift + Command + Control + 4 for selected area.



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