Using these same keyboard shortcuts mentioned above without pressing “Control” will save the screenshot as a PNG file to your desktop, instead of your clipboard. Also, when you trigger the area option — ., Command+Shift+Control+4 — your mouse cursor will become a crosshair, letting you select the region of the screen you want to select. You can also fine-tune your selection, if desired. To do so, try pressing one the following button combinations after you hit the initial shortcut keys. Note that if you have a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar , you can hit Shift+Command+6 to take a screenshot of the Touch Bar display and save it as a PNG file to your desktop.