How to take a screenshot on your device

How to take a screenshot on your device, be it Windows, Android or Mac. We will explain to you how you can simply take a screenshot of any of your device with or without using tools.

On just about any platforms, you can easily take screenshots and it is no different to take screenshot on Windows OR Android OR Mac OR even your IPhone. Every OS has an integrated option which works perfectly for fundamental tasks, but many third-party programs make it easier to use and have extra feature to further help you with all of your tasks.

Taking a screenshot on your Windows devices

Method 1: Using Print Screen (PrtScn)

The Print Screen button on your keyboard can take a screenshot, save it as a file. You can easily take a entire screenshot with one window (instead of the entire screen) without saving it as a file. The computer can be labelled with “PrtScn,” “PrntScrn,” “Print Scr” or similar. Usually the button between F12 and Scroll Lock is found on most keys. You may need to press a ‘Function’ or ‘Fn’ key on laptop keyboards to access the Print Screen. If you press the key, nothing will seem like it, but the screenshot was saved in your clipboard.

Easy Way: Press Windows key + Print Screen on the window you want to take the screenshot. Once pressed the screenshot is copied to your clipboard just open paint and press Ctrl + V or right-click paste.

Method 1: Using Print Screen (PrtScn)

Method 2: Using the Snipping tool

For a long time the tool Snipping was part of Windows. First incorporated in Windows Vista, this tool has never had new features except some bug fixes. The screen shot of an open window, rectangular area, free-form area, or whole screen may be taken by the snipping tool. You may write down your snips with various colored styles or highlighters, save them as an image or MHTML file, or email them to a friend.

Windows Vista, 7, and 8 snipping tool has just one limitation: screenshots with mouse movements can not be captured. You will have to use the Print Screen method to capture something that involves mouse movement such as pop-up menus and tooltips.

Just search for Snipping tool on your windows search bar:

Method 2: Using the Snipping tool

After opening the tool click New and take the desired screenshot of the current area you want to.

Taking a screenshot on your Android devices

You can take an image of the screen of your smartphone. A screenshot is an image. You can view, edit, and share the image after capturing your screen.

General Android-based screenshot method

  1. Open the screen that you want to capture.
  2. Depending on your phone:
    • Press and hold the Power + Volume down buttons at the same time for a few seconds.
    • If that doesn’t work, press and hold the Power button for a few seconds. Then tap Screenshot.
    • If neither of these work, go to your phone manufacturer’s support site for help. 
  3. At the top of the screen, you’ll find Screenshot capture Screenshot.

Other methods for taking screenshot

Now latest phone come up with their own screenshot method for example:

Oneplus: 3 finger screenshot method – Just pull the screen from up to down with 3 fingers and you get a screenshot.

3 finger screenshot method

Take a screenshot on your Mac

You can capture the entire screen, a window, or just a portion of the screen.

How to take a screenshot on your Mac

Take a screenshot on your Mac
  1. To take a screenshot, press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 3. 
  2. If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.

How to capture a portion of the screen

Take a screenshot on your Mac
  1. Press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 4.
  2. Drag the crosshair  to select the area of the screen to capture. To move the selection, press and hold Space bar while dragging. To cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.
  3. To take the screenshot, release your mouse or trackpad button. 
  4. If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.

We hope this article helped. How to take a screenshot on your device

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