Home > Resource > Screen Capture for Mac > How to capture ellipse region?

How to capture ellipse region with Ondesoft Capture for Mac?

How to use screen capture? It's easy! Here is a step-by-step tutorial for your reference.

1-1. Download and install screen capture for Mac, run it on your Mac.

1-2. Please make sure that the rectangular or ellipse region that you want to capture is visible on your monitor.
1-3. Select ellipse region to capture by clicking or by tray icon to select it. Move the cursor to a point that approximately the location of the left corner of the region and drag the frame until the knob is at the exact point that you want to use as the right corner of the ellipse region. The knobs on the sides and corners can be used to adjust frame size. Screen magnifier can be used to magnify cursor’s location to help capture accurately.

capture ellipse region on mac

For some other operations, you can either right click the mouse and choose relevant buttons

mac ellipse region capture

Or use the following keyboard shortcuts.
Command + E: hide or display supplementary hotkey instructions with screen magnifier.
Arrows:  Move frame to up, down, left and right.
Shift + Arrows: Adjust the frame size slightly to up, down, left and right
Alt + Arrows: Move frame sides to the edge of desktop.
Shift+Backspace: Cancel the selection option.
Esc: Exit frame region capturing.
Enter: finish capturing.

1-4. If the frame size is exactly what you want, then click “Snap” or 'Enter button' to complete capturing.

capture ellipse region on mac

1-5. After grabbing images, you can edit with some handy tools like drawing attention with arrows and colorful shapes, adding textual comments and etc. Pencil editor is also supported.

1-6. Then preview the modified screen shots, you can save it to the default path or the output file which you select.


  • Capture rectangular: Alt+Command+R
  • Capture ellipse: Alt+Command+E
  • Capture arbitrary: Alt+Command+A
  • Capture selected Window: Alt+Command+W
  • Capture all windows: Alt+Command+L
  • Capture full screen: Alt+Command+S
  • Capture full screen with countdown timer: Alt+Command+T
  • Show full screen: Alt+Command+V
  • Esc: Exit capturing.

Ondesoft Product

AudioBook Converter for Mac
iTunes DRM Media Converter for Mac

Remove DRM from iTunes movies and TV shows

AudioBook Converter for Mac
AudioBook Converter for Mac

Convert AudioBook to MP3 or AAC on Mac

audio recorder for Mac
Audio Recorder for Mac

Record any audio on Mac OS

screen capture for Mac
Screen Capture for Mac

Capture any screenshot on Mac

iTunes Converter for Mac
iTunes Converter for Mac

Unlock DRM protected files on Mac

w3capture for Mac

Convert webpages, html, htm files to image and PDF

Screen Rulers for Mac
Screen Rulers for Mac

Mac screen virtual ruler


Free lifetime software upgrade,after-sale service and technical support.
Quick reply to your questions or inquiries within 24 hours upon receiving them.
Free newsletter with discount alerts, new product information and technical articles.

Copyright (c) 2001-2016 Ondesoft- http://www.ondesoft.com - All rights reserved