Screenshots in the Yandex.Disk app for macOS

With the Yandex.Disk program, you can create and edit screenshots, save them to Yandex.Disk, and share them.

To take a quick screenshot and share it right away, press Ctrl + + 2 and then select the screen area you want to capture. The screenshot will be automatically saved to the “Screenshots” folder in your Yandex.Disk. The link to the screenshot is copied to the clipboard.

  1. Take a screenshot
  2. Format a screenshot
  3. Save, share, or print a screenshot
  4. In macOS, Mojave screenshot editor opens with a delay

Take a screenshot

If you want to take a screenshot and then highlight an area, use these shortcuts:

  • Screenshot of a screen area: Ctrl + + 1, + + 4
  • Screenshot of a window: Ctrl + + 4
  • Screenshot of the full screen: Ctrl + + 3, + + 3

The new screenshot opens automatically in the image editor.

To change keyboard shortcuts, follow these steps:

  1. Select Screenshots in Yandex.Disk → Settings in the menu.
  2. Click the field to the right of the action.
  3. Press a new key combination.

If you want to disable one of the combinations, click in the box to the right of the action. To disable all keyboard shortcuts for making screenshots, disable the Keyboard shortcuts option.

Note. By default, screenshots are saved in PNG format. To change the format to JPEG:
  1. Choose File → Settings from the menu.
  2. In the Format list, select JPEG.

Format a screenshot

To take a screenshot and then format it in the editor, press Ctrl + + 1, + + 4. In the editor, you can crop the screenshot, insert arrows, simple geometric shapes or text. When the screenshot is ready, you can Save, print or share it.

When you edit an image and click Save, an edited copy of the image is saved to Yandex.Disk. The original file will remain unchanged.

To make working with the editor more convenient, you can use keyboard shortcuts:

Cut object

+ X

Copy object

+ C

Paste object

+ V

Copy screenshot (if no object is selected)

+ C

Paste text or image on screenshot

+ V

Move object

← ↑ → ↓

Quickly move object

+ ← ↑ → ↓

Zoom in

+ +

Zoom out

+ –

Zoom 100%

Ctrl + 0

Delete object

Delete, Backspace

Undo last action

+ Z

Repeat last action

+ + Z

Save, share, or print a screenshot

Save to your Yandex.Disk

Click Save to save the screenshot to Yandex.Disk.

Copy to clipboard

Click Copy to copy the screenshot to your clipboard and automatically save it to Yandex.Disk.

Share public link to screenshot

Click Copy to copy the screenshot to your Yandex.Disk and copy the public link to the clipboard.


Go to File → Print.

In macOS, Mojave screenshot editor opens with a delay

If you take screenshots using system shortcuts, the Yandex.Disk screenshot editor might open with a delay. This is because after taking a screenshot, the screen will display its thumbnail.

You can disable the thumbnail:

  1. In Finder, open the folder Programs → Utilities.
  2. Run Screenshot.
  3. Click Properties.
  4. Disable Show floating thumbnail.