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HOWTO: Take A Screenshot – Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Pixel

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Take A Screenshot

One of the most useful and needed features on most screens nowadays is the screenshot or screen capture.

Bizarre how it’s so hidden away and not obvious on Macs, Windows, iPhones and across many other devices and operating systems.

Take a look below and easily discover how you can easily capture your screen no matter what platform. Have a platform not covered?  Leave a comment.

Take a Screen Shot in Microsoft Windows

Screenshot TypeDescriptionHow To Do ItOutputs To
Entire ScreenCaptures the entire screen as you see it now including all menus, windows, etc.Use the key combo: Windows Key + PrtSc (or Print Screen)Folder: User\Pictures\Screenshots
Active WindowCaptures only the active window.Use the key combo: Alt Key + PrtSc (or Print Screen)Folder: User\Pictures\Screenshots
Selected AreaUse the mouse to select the area of the screen you'd like to captureUse the Snipping Tool (Windows 7 or later only)
1. Click Start > All Apps > Accessories > Snipping Tool
2. Click New > Rectangular Snip
3. Select the area of the screen you'd like to capture
4. Back in Snipping Tool, click File > Save As...
Folder of your choice

Take a Screen Shot on Windows Phone

VersionDescriptionHow To Do ItOutputs To
Windows Phone 8.0Captures the entire screenPress & hold the Power button and Windows button together.Pictures Library > Screenshots
Windows Phone 8.1Captures the entire screenPress & hold the Power button and Volume Up button together.Pictures Library > Screenshots
Windows TabletCaptures the entire screenPress & hold the Windows button and Volume Down button together.Pictures Library > Screenshots

Take a Screen Shot in Apple Mac OSX / MacOS

Screenshot TypeDescriptionHow To Do ItOutputs To
Entire Screen to FileCaptures the entire screen as you see it now including all menus, windows, etc.Command + Shift + 3Desktop
Entire Screen to ClipboardCaptures the entire screen as you see it now including all menus, windows, etc.Command + Shift + Control + 3Clipboard
Any Open Window/Application to FileCaptures any application window you choose.Command + Shift + 4 + SpaceDesktop
Any Open Window/Application to File to ClipboardCaptures any application window you choose.Command + Shift + 4 + SpaceClipboard
Selected Area to FileUse the mouse to select the area of the screen you'd like to captureCommand + Shift + 4Desktop
Selected Area to ClipboardUse the mouse to select the area of the screen you'd like to captureCommand + Shift + Control + 4Clipboard
Timed Screenshot or any of the aboveGain more control or time your screenshots using the built in 'Grab' utility.Applications > Utilities > GrabCustomisable

Take a Screen Shot on Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

VersionDescriptionHow To Do ItOutputs To
All DevicesCaptures the entire screenPress & hold the Power button and Home button together.Photos App

Take a Screen Shot on Google Pixel

VersionDescriptionHow To Do ItOutputs To
Google PixelCaptures the entire screenPress & hold the Power button and Volume Down button together.Notifications shade or in Google Photos

Take a Screen Shot on Samsung Galaxy Phone or Tablet

VersionDescriptionHow To Do ItOutputs To
All Samsung Galaxy Phones & TabletsCaptures the entire screenPress & hold the Power button and Home button together.Gallery App or My Files browser

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