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2.43. How to take a screenshot

On Windows, screenshots can be taken in different ways:

The methods for taking a screenshot in different versions of Windows differ from each other (for example, in Windows 8 or 10, you can save a screenshot by pressing a keyboard shortcut), but for all versions one method remains the same. To use it, do the following:

  1. Open the app you want to screenshot.
  2. Press the key on the keyboard Prt Scto take a screenshot and place it on the clipboard (different keyboards have different names for the key, for example PrtScr, Print Scrn or Print Screen):
  3. Open the Paint application (usually located under the “Start" in section "All programs → Standard»).
  4. In the window that opens, click the combination Ctrl+Vto paste the copied screenshot from the clipboard.
  5. Clickon Ctrl+S or in the menu "File»Select«Save as", Then specify the path and name of the saved file.

You can use the Scissors app to take a screenshot (SnippingTool)... To do this, do the following:

  1. Open the app you want to screenshot.
  2. Open the Scissors app (usually located in the "Start" in section "All programs → Standard»).
  3. Click "Create a »:
  4. Select the required area of the screen, after which a window will open with the ability to edit and save the screenshot.
  5. Clickon Ctrl+S or in the menu "File»Select«Save as…", Then specify the path and name of the saved file.

In Windows 8.1 and 10, creating and saving a screenshot is done by the combination Win+Prtsc:

The screenshot file will be saved to the “Screenshots". This directory is usually located along the path “Users → Your user → Images → Screenshots"Or you can go to it through"This computer → Images → Screenshots».

There is no universal way to take screenshots on Linux. It all depends on the used distribution kit and graphical shell.

GNOME has an application installed and active by default Gnome-Screenshot... To take a screenshot, press the key on the keyboard Prt sc (on different keyboards, the key may have different names, for example PrtScr, Print Scrn or Print Screen):

After that, a window will appear prompting you to save the screenshot file, where you will need to specify its location and name.

Utility Gimp Is a free graphic editor with the ability to create screenshots. To use it, do the following:

  1. If Gimp is not installed on the device, then it can be installed in several ways:
    • Download and install the appropriate version of the utility from official site.
    • IN package manager or application center specify in the search gimp and complete the installation.
    • Run the command in the terminal for a suitable distribution and method:
      • Ubuntu/Debian:
        • Installation with snap... Run the command:
          sudo snap install gimp
        • Installation with apt... Run the commands:
          sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
          sudo apt update
          sudo apt install gimp
        • Installation with flatpack... Run the commands:
          sudo apt install flatpak
          sudo flatpak install https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gimp.GIMP.flatpakref
      • CentOS:
        • Run the command:
          sudo yum install gimp
      • Fedora:
        • Run the command:
          dnf install gimp
  2. Open the Gimp editor and in the menu "File»Select«Create a → Screenshot».
  3. Select the desired screenshot view (one window, whole screen or specific area) and press "Snapshot».
  4. The screenshot will open in the editor. Press combination Ctrl+S (or Ctrl+Shift+S) or in the menu "File»Select«Save as”, Then select where to save the file and specify its name.
All methods are indicated on official website.

To take a screenshot, do the following:

  • Full screen screenshot:
    1. Press combination Shift++3 to take screenshots of all windows.
    2. Once completed, the screenshot will be placed on the desktop.
  • Screenshot of a specific window:
    1. Press combination Shift++4.
    2. Clickon Space (space), after which the cursor will change to a camera.
    3. Click on the area of the desired window.
    4. Once completed, the screenshot will be placed on the desktop.
The method for creating a screenshot on a specific device depends on the OS version, device manufacturer and firmware used.

The most common ways are:

  • Press simultaneously the button nutrition and the button decrease volume... Hold them for a couple of seconds. The most common way.
  • Press simultaneously the button nutrition and the button "Home". Hold them for a couple of seconds.
  • Press simultaneously the button nutrition and the button "Back to". Hold them for a couple of seconds.
  • Press the shutdown button and select "Screenshot» («Screenshot», «Take screenshot"). This method is often available in custom firmwares.
  • On Xiaomi devices with modern MIUI versions, you can take a screenshot by swiping down with three fingers from the top of the screen.

You can also use specialized applications to take screenshots, for example, a free open source application Screenshot Tile (for Android 7.0 and higher).

After taking a screenshot, a corresponding notification will appear in the notification shade. The generated screenshot can usually be found in the directory Pictures/Screenshots or in the gallery.

All methods are indicated on official website.

To take a screenshot, do the following:

  • IPhone X and newer:
    1. Press simultaneously side button and the button increase the volume (the volume up button is more convenient to press a split second later than the side button).
    2. Release the buttons quickly (if held for too long, Siri will launch).
    3. A thumbnail image appears in the lower left corner of the screen. Do one of the following:
      • Click a thumbnail to add pictures and text using the Markup feature.
      • Press and hold a thumbnail to share a screenshot.
      • To remove a thumbnail, swipe left.
  • IPhone 8 and older, iPad:
    1. Press simultaneously upper or side button and the button "Home"(It is more convenient to press the" Home "button a split second later than the top or side button).
    2. Release the buttons quickly.
    3. A thumbnail of the snapshot will appear in the lower left corner of the screen. Do one of the following:
      • Click a thumbnail to add pictures and text using the Markup feature.
      • Press and hold a thumbnail to share a screenshot.
      • To remove a thumbnail, swipe left.

The screenshots you have taken can be found in the Photos app under “Screenshots».