Take a deep breath and organize your screen for the perfect shooting effect with ” Screenshot Timer “.
After pressing the screenshot shortcut, you don’t always want to take a snapshot of your Mac screen right away; sometimes you may want to give yourself a few seconds to set it up before taking the screenshot. Fortunately, your Mac allows you to do this and we will show you how.
The built-in screen capture tool is all you need to get your work done, so this is what we want to focus on. The first step is to activate the screenshot option on your Mac. To do this, use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + 5. When you press this key combination, a floating menu with screenshot options will open on your Mac.
From the screenshot menu, select one of the three icons next to the close button: capture the entire screen, capture the entire window, or capture a selected portion. It doesn’t matter which one you choose, just click on one of these three icons. Once done, you will see an option button on the right side of the floating screenshot menu.
We click on the option to open another menu where we will see the timer section. There are three options under the timer: “Off”, “5 seconds” and “10 seconds”. If you select “Off”, the Mac will take a screenshot immediately. To set a screenshot timer on your Mac, select 5 seconds or 10 seconds. This will add a 5 or 10 second delay to each screenshot you capture, and you will see the countdown in the small floating menu on the screen.
Please note that this timer will remain until you choose to disable it. If you just want to add a timer for this time, you can do the same. Press Command + Shift + 5 again and select an option. Now uncheck “Remember last selection” in “Options“. This will ensure that the screenshot timer is only added for the next screenshot. After that, the screenshot will be captured again immediately.
However, remembering the last selection is a very convenient option because it allows your Mac to remember your screenshot preferences. This is why we strongly recommend that you keep it enabled.
When you use the screenshot option on your Mac, you may want to consider adjusting some more useful settings to change the default location for saving screenshots, and use a clever trick to add the mouse pointer to your screenshots.