- To capture the entire screen, press Command-Shift-3
- To capture a part of the screen, press Command-Shift-4. Draw a rectangle over an area with your cursor, or press the spacebar and click on a window
The first time you do this, the application will ask if you want to save screenshots to your Dropbox. Click Save Screenshots to Dropbox.
Note: For the screenshot feature to function as expected, screenshots must be set to save to the Desktop. If you're using macOS Mojave (10.14), here's how to set the default to Desktop:
- Press Command-Shift-5.
- Select Options.
- Click Save To Desktop.
Dropbox Business users: If you've connected your personal and work Dropboxes, you can also choose which Dropbox you want to save screenshots to. You can later change this setting on the Account tab in the desktop application preferences.
From now on, whenever you take a screenshot, the application will:
- Automatically save it to a folder named Screenshots in your Dropbox folder
- Copy a link to the screenshot that you can immediately paste anywhere
Anyone who clicks on the link will see your screenshot on a preview page on the Dropbox website.
To turn this feature on or off in the Dropbox application's preferences:
- Click the Dropbox icon in your menu bar.
- Click the gear icon and select Preferences… from the menu.
- Click the Import tab.
- Check or uncheck Share screenshots using Dropbox.