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How to record Mac screen image

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Despite the fact that you can select any place on the computer’s disk for recordings after creating them, the new tool allows you to make default selections.

1. Open the program Screenshot any of the methods above, for example, using the keyboard shortcut ⌘Cmd + ⇧Shift + 5.

2. Click "Options".

3. Select "Desktop", "Documents", "Clipboard", "Post office", "Messages" etc. to set the save location.

How to set a timer to start recording video from a Mac screen (for macOS Mojave and newer)

1. Open the program Screenshot by any of the methods mentioned above.

2. Click "Options".

3. To set the timer, select "5 second" or "10 Seconds"to disable select option "Not".

How to show the mouse cursor on screenshots (for macOS Mojave and newer)

1. Open the program Screenshot by any of the methods mentioned above.

2. Click "Options".

3. Click Show mouse cursor.

When you enable the option to display the mouse pointer, when recording video from the screen when you click on any object on the screen, a black circle will be displayed around the pointer.

How to edit (crop) video screen recordings (for macOS Mojave and newer)

1. After recording the video, a thumbnail will appear in the lower right corner. Click on it to start editing mode.

If you don’t have time to click on the thumbnail, open the captured video along the path specified in Parameters. By default it is Desktop.

2. Click the crop button in the upper right corner of the edit window.

3. If necessary, move the capture points at both ends of the recording timeline to change the recording length.

5. To share the video, click Share this in the upper corner of the window. The option allows you to upload videos to YouTube, send by email, AirDrop, etc.

6. To change the resolution (quality) of the video when saving, open the video in the QuickTime Player application and go to the menu File and select Export as.

Use the Shift-Command-5 keyboard shortcut on macOS Mojave

On macOS Mojave, press Shift-Command (⌘) -5 on your keyboard to display all the controls you need to record video and capture still images from your screen. Use these controls to record an entire screen, a selected area, or capture still images from your screen. If you have not upgraded your OS to Mojave, you can record a screen image using QuickTime Player.

Full screen image recording

  1. Click the button in the control section. A camera icon will appear instead of the cursor.
  2. Click anywhere on the screen to start recording, or click the Record control.
  3. Use thumbnails to crop, share, save, and more.

Record selected screen area

  1. Click the button in the control section.
  2. Select a screen area to record by dragging it. To move the selected area, drag it by placing the cursor inside the area.
  3. To start recording, click the Record control.
  4. To stop recording, click the button on the menu bar. Or press Command-Control-Escape.
  5. Use thumbnails to crop, share, save, and more.

Cropping, Sharing, and Saving

After stopping the recording, the thumbnail of the video is briefly displayed in the lower right corner of the screen.

  • You can either take no action or swipe the thumbnail to the right to automatically save the recording.
  • Click a thumbnail to open the recording. Next, you can click the button to trim the recording, or the button to share the recording.
  • Drag the thumbnail to move the entry to another location, such as a document, email, Finder, or Trash.
  • To display more options, click a thumbnail while holding down the Control key. For example, you can change the save folder, open an entry in the program, or delete it without saving.

Change settings

Click “Options” in the controls section to change the settings:

  • Save to: Choose a place where records are automatically saved, for example, the Desktop, the Documents folder, or the clipboard.
  • Timer: select the time to start recording: immediately, 5 seconds or 10 seconds after pressing the record button.
  • Microphone: To record your voice or other sound along with the image, select the Microphone option.
  • Display floating thumbnail: indicate whether to display the thumbnail.
  • Remember last choice: specify whether to accept the default settings that you used the last time in the tool.
  • Show mouse clicks: specify whether to show a black circle around the mouse pointer when pressed during recording.

Using QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player also includes a screen capture feature that does not require macOS Mojave to function.

  1. Open QuickTime Player from the Applications folder, then choose File> New Screen Recording. A screen recording window will open.
  2. Before recording, you can click the arrow next to the button to change the recording settings.
    • To record a voice or other sound along with the screen image, select the desired microphone. To adjust the sound during recording, move the volume slider (if you hear an echo, lower the volume or use headphones with a microphone).
    • To display a black circle when you click around the mouse cursor, select the "Show mouse clicks in the entry" option.
  3. To start recording, click the button, and then do one of the following:
    • Click anywhere on the screen to record the entire screen.
    • If you want to record only part of the screen, move the mouse cursor to select the desired area and click the "Start Recording" button inside the area.
  4. To stop recording, click the button on the menu bar or the keyboard shortcut Command-Control-Esc.
  5. After stopping recording, QuickTime Player will automatically open the resulting video. You can play, edit the video or share it with friends.

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