Tag Archives: Screenshot

Making Screenshots on your iPhone

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Recently I was asked about how to make a simple screenshot on an iPhone. Although it’s not much of a secret there are still iPhone owners that don’t know how to do it.

You can achieve that by a very simple key combo: Press shortly the Home button and the Power button at the same time (until the screen flashes up).

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The screenshot is stored inside the Camera Roll in your Photos App. Now you can sync it with iTunes and finally your screenshot is placed in iPhoto (or any folder you have selected in iTunes for syncing photos).

Taking a screenshot works at any time within any application you are currently using.

Screenshot Secrets in Mac OS X

You probably know how to make a screenshot on your Mac, but when you are writing tutorials you need often just need an image of the current dialog box or application window. You can crop a screenshot in Photoshop or any other image editing software but there is a way simpler method.

Here is a list of the most important shortcuts for making screenshots on a Mac:

Key Combo

Action

cmd + shift + 3 Capture entire screen and save as a file on the desktop
cmd + ctrl + shift + 3 Capture entire screen and copy to the clipboard
cmd + shift + 4 Capture dragged area and save as a file
cmd + ctrl + shift +4 Capture dragged area and copy to the clipboard
cmd + shift + 4 then Space bar Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and save as a file
cmd + ctrl + shift + 4 then Space bar Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and copy to the clipboard


If you know any other key combinations you are welcome to share them by posting a comment and I will update the list.