This is a quick 3 step article on how to change the location of where your screenshots (also referred to as ‘screen capture’, ‘print screen’ or ‘screengrabs’) are saved.

The default setting is for the screenshots are saved to the Desktop of your Apple laptop/computer. Here’s the most straightforward way of changing this default save location:

We’ve tested and trialled this using the latest Apple operating system for your Mac laptop or iMac; Mojave.

1) Press the following keys simultaneously Command + Shift + 5.

2) Click on ‘Options‘ button (located towards the bottom of your screen).

3) Now either;

a. pick a folder where you want the screenshots to be saved or

b. choose ‘Other Location‘.

That’s it!


If you’re new to using the shortcut keys for taking screenshots on Apple products, then here’s how to do it:

Capture a selected portion of the screen

Press Shift-Command-5 or Shift-Command-4 as described below.

In macOS Mojave or later

  1. Press Shift-Command-5 to see the onscreen capture controls.
  2. Click Capture Selected Portion the Capture Selected Portion button.
  3. Drag to select an area of the screen to capture. To move the entire selection, drag from within the selection.
  4. Click Capture.
  5. A thumbnail of the screenshot briefly appears in the corner of your screen. Interact with the thumbnail to edit the screenshot, move it, or take other actions. Or wait for the screenshot to appear on your desktop.

In all macOS versions

  1. Press Shift-Command-4.
  2. Drag to select the area of the screen to capture. To move the entire selection, press and hold Space bar while dragging.
  3. After you release your mouse or trackpad button, find the screenshot on your desktop.


If you have any other questions or if this was useful to you, simply comment below!