Images add to any blog post’s authority, and what better picture would you want to add to your post than screenshots? Screenshots are among the most used graphics on the internet today, from social media to blog posts, because of the dynamics they add to the information shared. An average smartphone user probably already knows how to take a screenshot on their android and ios devices. However, many find it challenging to take a screenshot. When they need to capture important information on the computers, they run into murky waters. That gives rise to a common question of how can i take a screenshot on my device. This post will run through screenshots on all devices, including Ios, Android, MacBook, and Windows computers.
Now, the question is how can I take screenshot on my device?
On most Android devices, you can hold down the down volume and power button at the same time to take a screenshot. It would result in a screen flash and a notification at the top of your screen. You can click on it to view what your screenshot looks like. A screenshot folder would be created in your phone files where you can access your image later.
However, these functionalities may vary slightly in some devices. In Samsung, for instance, the combination is the Home button + Power. And for devices that have Google Now, you can press down the Home button and tap the share icon to get your screenshot done.
- IOS Devices
Taking a screenshot on IOS devices (iPhone and iPad) is as easy as Android. Press and hold Home + Sleep/Wake. The screen would flash, and your picture would be saved in an album named Screenshot on my device.
There are two ways to go about taking screenshots on Windows. While the first is available to virtually all Windows computers, the second option only works on Windows.
The first option requires that you press the Prt Sc key on your keyboard. It would capture your current screen display and copy it to your clipboard. You can then paste it to any preferred image editor and save it to your preferred destination.
The second option is pressing the Windows + PrtSc keys at the same time. It would automatically take your shot and save it in the Screenshots folder under your Pictures folder.
You can also use utility tools like Snipping Tool, which allows you to decide the section of the screen you want to capture, after which you can save it to your preferred folder.
To get your screenshots done on Macbook, press Ctrl+Shift+Cmd+3 to copy your current screen to the clipboard and then paste on your preferred image editor. You can decide not to include the Ctrl part to save a PNG file automatically.
To take a screenshot of a particular section of your screen, press Ctrl+Shift+Cmd+4 and then drag your mouse to define the area of the screen you want to capture. You can leave out the Ctrl button to save the image to the desktop.
Written by Oluwaseun Sanni