With some similarities to last year’s screenshot updates that came with iOS 11, macOS Mojave offers up some handy new functionality and changes to taking screenshots. Follow along for what’s new and how to use the new features.

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With the newest macOS version, Mojave, you can still take screenshots in the same ways that you’re used to, but there is a new interface that brings even more functionality.

macOS: How to use the new screenshot features in Mojave

  1. Use the keyboard shortcuts cmd + shift + 3 for a standard screen shot, or cmd + shift + 4 to make a selection (or manually Preview → File → Take Screenshot)
  2. Use cmd + shift + 5 to open the new screen shot interface available in Mojave
  3. Click Options in the new interface to show mouse cursor in screenshots
  4. After taking a screenshot, click the thumbnail in the bottom right corner of your screen to quickly access markup tools

Keep reading for a more detailed look at the new options, including how to include your cursor in screenshots without software like Grab.

You can either use the shortcuts mentioned above or take screenshots manually, the same as High Sierra as shown below.

You’ll see the new transparent interface at the bottom of your screen.

In addition to the various screenshot options, you can now also choose to record your entire screen or a selected portion from the new interface.

Click on Options to for the ability to show the mouse cursor, use the timer and more.

After taking a screenshot, click the thumbnail in the bottom right corner to edit your image with text, shapes, highlights, and more.

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