Take a Timed Screenshot in Mac

In Mac, you can easily take screenshot with the “Command + Shift + 3″ and “Command + Shift + 4″ shortcut keys. But what if you want to take a timed screenshot, say take a screenshot after a 10 seconds delay?

Mac OS X comes with a hidden screen capture tool call Grab that allows you to take timed screenshot.

1. Open Grab (it can be found in the Applications -> Utilities folder).

2. Go to “Capture -> Timed Screenshot” in the menu bar.

grab-timed-screenshot

The disadvantage of using the Grab app is that it is fixed only at 10 seconds and you won’t be able to change it. Alternatively, you can take a timed screenshot using the command line.

1. Open the terminal.

2. Type the command:

screencapture -T 10 screenshot1.jpg

You can change the number 10 to the time interval you want. The “screenshot1.jpg” parameter is the filename of the screenshot. You can specify a full filepath as well.

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