4 Fastest Methods To Crop Screenshot On Macbook Air M1

4 Fastest Methods To Crop Screenshot On Macbook Air M1

Everyone loves to take a screenshot on their Devices of different things like Memes, Photos, or anything informative they wouldn’t like to miss. But how many of you know the methods to take a screenshot on Macbook?

So, It’s very easy to take a screenshot on iOS devices, and editing that screenshot is also very quick and easy. On the other hand, taking a screenshot on Snapchat is not easy as it notifies the other user whenever you take a screenshot.

There are several ways for screenshotting on a Mac, such as built-in features as well as paid and free choices. Below all of the methods will guide you to Crop Screenshots on Macbook and to make your screenshot more interesting you can also add filters and Text.


How To Take Screenshots On Macbook Using Keyboard Shortcuts

If you’re one of those who don’t know how to take screenshots on a Mac with the help of Macbook Keyboard shortcuts, you should first follow the instructions given below to know that.

One of the fastest ways to take a screenshot on a Mac is using Shift+Command+ 3 and below we’ll show you three shortcuts to take screenshots very easily.

  • Take a screen capture of the “Entire screen”– Command + Shift + 3
  • Capture a “Section” of the screen-  Command + Shift + 4
  • Take a screenshot of a “Window or Menu”- Control + Command + 4 + Space bar


4 Working Methods On How To Crop Screenshot On Macbook Air

So, we’re going to show you some fastest methods to crop screenshots on Macbook very quickly with built-in tools or alternative ways. To know more follow the step-by-step guide explained below.


1. How to Crop Screenshot Using Built-in Cropping Tool

Whenever you took a screenshot on Macbook a hovering thumbnail appears at the bottom right corner of your screen. Simply tap on it and Open the screenshot, but before that keep one thing in mind is to click on the thumbnail right after a screenshot and if you won’t it will automatically disappear.

Follow the steps to know How to crop screenshots:-

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Step 1:- Take a screenshot on your Macbook and Open it.

Step 2:- After taking your screenshot, Press the “Crop icon” at the top of the picture.

Step 3:- Choose the “Portion” of your screenshot that you wish to save.

Step 4:- To make it more interesting you can also “Add filters” or text to it.

Step 5:- So, Once you’re finished cropping the picture, Click “Done”.

Also Read- How To Take Screenshots On Snapchat Without Anyone Knowing


2. How To Take Screenshot on Macbook Air Using Preview Method

The Preview app opens automatically whenever you double-click a picture on your saved MacBook and with the help of its features you can easily edit or crop pictures instantly.

To learn more, follow the steps given below.

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Step 1:- In Finder “Double-click” on a picture to open the “Preview.”

Step 2:- Select the “Pencil-shaped” Show Markup “Toolbar icon” at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 3:- Select the area you want to Save by “Clicking and Dragging”.

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Step 4:- Press “Tools” from the menu bar.

Step 5:- Select “Crop” from the drop-down menu.


Also Read- Does Zoom Notify When You Screenshot?


3. How To Take Screenshots on Macbook Air Using Photos App

So, if you want to crop pictures in Photos App you need to first take a screenshot on your MacBook and then save it on your macOS, only then you can do the cropping thing.

Follow the instructions to crop screenshots in Photos App:-

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Step 1:- Tap on  “File” and then  Import the image you saved on Mac.

Step 2:- Choose the “screenshot” you’d want to Crop.

Step 3:- Select “Import” from the Dropdown menu.

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Step 4:- Double-click the imported picture, then select “Edit” from the top of the screenshot.

Step 5:- Select the “Crop button” at the top.


Also Read4 Best Methods To Take Screenshot On macbook M1 or intel Mac


4. How to Crop Screenshot on Macbook Air Using Third-Party Apps or Online Tool

In this method, you’ll get to know some third-party apps that let you edit or crop images directly inside the app, not only crop you can also add filters and can use many features they offer.

There are lots of photo editing apps that include Adobe LightroomPolarr Photo Editor, Photoshop, Pixelstyle Photo Image Editor, and Pixlr.


Let’s have a look at Pixlr Online Tool and below we’ve shown step by step guide to make you know it better way. Follow the instructions given and you can easily Crop Screenshot on Mac.


Step 1:- Search “Pixlr “on a web browser and Open the website.

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Step 2:-  Then Tap on “Pixlr X” and Open it.

Step 3:- “Add an Image” from your Mac and then click on the desired option.

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Step 4:-  Tap on “Crop & Rotate” Option .

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Step 5:- After you’re finished with the cropping process, Tap on the “Apply button” and It’s done.

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Step 6:- To save it in your Macbook, simply Click on the “Save button” and choose the format that includes Png, Jpeg or Webp and then Press the “Save As button”.

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Also Read- 3 Latest ways on How to Take Screenshot on iPhone


Frequently Asked Questions


1. How do I crop a screenshot on a Mac?

Step 1:- On a Mac, you can easily crop a screenshot by simply Opening the screenshot in “Preview” first.
Step 2:- Then, in the toolbar, click the “Crop button”.
Step 3:- After that, “adjust” the crop area’s corners to the size you want.
Step 4:- Finally, press the “Finish button”.

2. Is there a snipping tool on Mac?

Macs have their own snipping tool as well. Mac users may capture a variety of screenshots and/or screen recordings with this powerful and user-friendly snipping tool. To use the snipping tool on a Mac is as simple as long-pressing the Shift+Command+5.

3. What is the shortcut to crop on a Mac?

There are three types of shortcuts to crop a Screenshot on Mac:-

  • Take a screen capture of the “Entire screen”– Command + Shift + 3
  • Capture a “Section” of the screen-  Command + Shift + 4
  • Take a screenshot of a “Window or Menu”- Control + Command + 4 + Space bar.



I hope the above article helped you to know How to Crop Screenshot on Macbook Air, also I’ve mentioned 4 Working methods that would help you do it very easily and this article is pretty much enough to become a bro at cropping an image on Macbook Air.

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Jasmine Kaur

Hi, I'm Jasmine Kaur, a 21 years old girl who is much passionate about exploring new things in diurnal life that can provide divergent knowledge. An escapist who specializes mainly in entertainment and tech (social tech) content and aims to offer you some quality content to clear all your doubts.

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