How to quicly locate screenshots on your Mac

Taking a screenshot on a Mac is simple enough, just press Shift, Command, 3 or Shift, Command, 4 if you only want to screenshot a portion of the screen. Once you have a bunch of screenshots you want to be able to find them, quickly and easily.

You can use Finder to search for your screenshots. So open up Finder on your Mac. Then click the Finder Search bar and then type: kMDItemIsScreenCapure:1 and hit Return. Now you should see all your screenshots appear.

Now, this actually isn’t the only way to find screenshots on your Mac. You can also use Spotlight to search for them. So press Command and Spacebar simultaneously to bring up Spotlight. Then type: kMDItemIsScreenCapture:1 in the search bar.

If you need to see additional search results click “Show All In Finder.”

Additionally, you can search for screenshots using their file name by typing ExampleName kMDItemIsScreenCapture:1


You can also use the “kind: jpeg” or “kind: png” if you want to further narrow down the file format, which can be helpful if you converted files yourself or if you changed the screenshot image file format on the Mac at some point.

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