By default, screenshots save to the Desktop which isn’t ideal. With this terminal command you can change the folder, e.g. to the Pictures folder:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Pictures

To remove the setting and go back to the default do:

defaults delete com.apple.screencapture location

To query what the current setting is do:

defaults read com.apple.screencapture location

Here are all the key combos for taking screenshots:

command+shift+3 capture whole screen.

command+shift+4 capture drag to capture area.

command+shift+4 then space and click window to capture.

If you would prefer to use a simple menu bar utility for taking screenshots try my app ScreenshotMenu in the Mac App Store.

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