How to screenshot

This is how to do screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

Once you know how this is a feature you are likely going to use a lot on your cell phone. It is without a doubt the easiest way of capturing what happens on your phone’s screen.

There are apps that helps you do this, but once I show you how to do it you will likely agree that this is the easiest thing in the world, and never even consider downloading anything to get this job done.

In this tutorial I will show you how to easily do a screenshot on the new flagship smartphones from Samsung, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 plus.

How to screenshot on the Galaxy S8 and S8+

  1. Press and hold the power button and the volume down button simultaneously.
  2. Keep them pressed until your phone gives you feedback in the form of either a flash, a sound or a vibration ( Depending on your volume settings at the time )

This is how to take a screenshot on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus

Press and hold to capture what happens on your screen

To see the screenshot just pull down the notification area by placing your finger at the very top of the screen and pull down. There you will find a thumbnail of your image. Press it to open it in your gallery app.

If you took lots of screenshots or you removed the thumb from the notification area, you can find the newly created images in your gallery app. If you don’t have a shortcut to your gallery on the home screen, open the apps drawer and locate the gallery app inside. ( To open the app drawer on one of these phones simply swipe up or down on your phone’s home screen ).

A nice new feature of these new phones is that if you screenshot is of a web page and it’s taken from the Samsung browser or Chrome, the url is stored with the picture. So now you can easily access the URL the screenshot originated from.

Another feature that can come in handy is that you can easily expand your screenshot downwards on a webpage so that you can capture a whole article in a single image. Once the shot has been done press the “scroll capture” button in the lower left corner as many times as you want until you are satisfied you have what you want.

Samsung also made a completely new and really cool feature available with the phone, to find out how to use it check out our How to make a animated GIF with your Galaxy S8 and S8 plus tutorial.


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Method I. Default Key Combinations

printscreen keyTo capture the entire screen of the computer, you may press on the “PrtScr (Print Screen)” key. And press the “Alt + PrtSc” keys to screenshot an active window. Always remember that pressing these keys does not give you any sign that a screenshot is taken. You need to use another program to save it as an image file. Take Paint for example. Open Paint, and press “Ctrl + V” to paste the screenshot on the blank board and click the save button to store the screenshot on your PC.

Method II: Utilize Third-party Tool

There is a free online tool called Free Online Screenshot. This tool is easy and free to use. It lets users to have high quality screenshot of anything on the screen of the computer. Further more, it has editing options which allows users to enhance the screenshots taken. Not only that, this tool also allows users to share the screenshot taken over social media sites immediately.

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To use this tool, follow the steps below:

  • Go to page.
  • Click on “Take Screenshot” button and wait for the tool to appear on the screen.
  • Once the tool appeared, you may now start taking a screenshot by clicking on the camera icon on the interface of the tool.
  • Drag the part of the screen you want to capture and release the mouse to take the screenshot.

screenshot Windows 7

  • The screenshot will appear together with the editing options. Edit the screenshot if you need to.
  • Upload the screenshot on the free Cloud space provided by the site and share it over social media sites. You will see the options in the side part of the captured image which are aligned vertically.

Moreover, this tool has a desktop version which provides more functions, including various screenshot modes, automatic screenshot, record anything on the screen, etc. You can download it by clicking the button below.


Method III. Use the built in Snipping Tool

Windows 7 has a built in snipping tool allowing users to capture the whole screen or a part of the screen. The default shape to use in taking a screen shot is “Rectangular Snip” but if users decide to use other shape than that, simply choose the “Free-Form Snip” function. If in any case you want to capture the entire screen, you may choose to use “Full-screen Snip” or “Window Snip” if a single window is going to be captured.

To make a screenshot on Windows 7 in using this tool, simply follow the steps provided.

snipping tool to Screenshot on Windows 7

  • Open the Snipping Tool by clicking on “Accessories”.
  • Choose the snip shape you want to use.
  • Click on “New”button in order to make a new snip and drag a snip area or select a window to screenshot once the screen fades.
  • A new window will open once the snip is created allowing users to add highlights and texts in the image.
  • Save the captured image by clicking on the disc icon or by simply keying the “Ctrl + S” shortcut keys.

Method IV. Screenshot A Webpage

There is a tool which is able to take a webpage screenshot in just a click. This tool is compatible with Windows operating system. It is known as Webpage Screenshot Capture. This tool produces high quality webpage screenshot and it as well saves the screenshot taken in a free Cloud storage provided by the site. To know how to screenshot on Windows 7 using this tool, follow the steps below:

  • Copy the link of the webpage you want to capture.
  • Paste the URL in the URL box provided above.
  • Click on “Take Screenshot” button to take a screenshot.
  • Save the file on Cloud storage. In addition to this, this free tool also has an editing tool which allows users to add watermarks, texts, shapes, lines and more.

Those are the simple ways on how you can take a screenshot on Windows 7. People don’t actually need to pay for anything as screen capture tools are free at hand and so easy to use. You can now take a screenshot of an image in any way you want by using the methods given above.

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Method 1: The default way to take screenshot in Linux

Do you want to capture the image of your entire screen? A specific region? A specific window? 

If you just want a simple screenshot without any annotations/fancy editing capabilities, the default keyboard shortcuts will do the trick. These are not specific to Ubuntu. Almost all Linux distributions and desktop environments support these keyboard shortcuts.

Let’s take a look at the list of keyboard shortcuts you can utilize:

PrtScSave a screenshot of the entire screen to the “Pictures” directory.Shift + PrtScSave a screenshot of a specific region to Pictures.Alt + PrtSc  – Save a screenshot of the current window to Pictures.Ctrl + PrtScCopy the screenshot of the entire screen to the clipboard.Shift + Ctrl + PrtScCopy the screenshot of a specific region to the clipboard.Ctrl + Alt + PrtScCopy the screenshot of the current window to the clipboard.

As you can see, taking screenshots in Linux is absolutely simple with the default screenshot tool. However, if you want to immediately annotate (or other editing features) without importing the screenshot to another application, you can use a dedicated screenshot tool.

Method 2: Take and edit screenshots in Linux with Flameshot


Feature Overview

  • Annotate (highlight, point, add text, box in)
  • Blur part of an image
  • Crop part of an image
  • Upload to Imgur
  • Open screenshot with another app

Flameshot is a quite impressive screenshot tool which arrived on GitHub last year.

If you have been searching for a screenshot tool that helps you annotate, blur, mark, and upload to imgur while being actively maintained unlike some outdated screenshot tools, Flameshot should be the one to have installed.

Fret not, we will guide you how to install it and configure it as per your preferences.

To install it on Ubuntu, you just need to search for it on Ubuntu Software center and get it installed. In case you want to use the terminal, here’s the command for it:

sudo apt install flameshot

If you face any trouble installing, you can follow their official installation instructions. After installation, you need to configure it. Well, you can always search for it and launch it, but if you want to trigger the Flameshot screenshot tool by using PrtSc key, you need to assign a custom keyboard shortcut.

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Here’s how you can do that:

  • Head to the system settings and navigate your way to the Keyboard settings.
  • You will find all the keyboard shortcuts listed there, ignore them and scroll down to the bottom. Now, you will find a + button.
  • Click the “+” button to add a custom shortcut. You need to enter the following in the fields you get:Name: Anything You WantCommand: /usr/bin/flameshot gui
  • Finally, set the shortcut to PrtSc – which will warn you that the default screenshot functionality will be disabled – so proceed doing it.

For reference, your custom keyboard shortcut field should look like this after configuration:

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Map keyboard shortcut with Flameshot 

Method 3: Take and edit screenshots in Linux with Shutter

Feature Overview:

  • Annotate (highlight, point, add text, box in)
  • Blur part of an image
  • Crop part of an image
  • Upload to image hosting sites

Shutter is a popular screenshot tool available for all major Linux distributions. Though it seems to be no more being actively developed, it is still an excellent choice for handling screenshots.

You might encounter certain bugs/errors. The most common problem with Shutter on any latest Linux distro releases is that the ability to edit the screenshots is disabled by default along with the missing applet indicator. But, fret not, we have a solution to that. You just need to follow our guide to fix the disabled edit option in Shutter and bring back the applet indicator.

After you’re done fixing the problem, you can utilize it to edit the screenshots in a jiffy.

To install shutter, you can browse the software center and get it from there. Alternatively, you can use the following command in the terminal to install Shutter in Ubuntu-based distributions:

sudo apt install shutter

As we saw with Flameshot, you can either choose to use the app launcher to search for Shutter and manually launch the application, or you can follow the same set of instructions (with a different command) to set a custom shortcut to trigger Shutter when you press the PrtSc key.

If you are going to assign a custom keyboard shortcut, you just need to use the following in the command field:

shutter -f

Method 4: Use GIMP for taking screenshots in Linux

Feature Overview:

  • Advanced Image Editing Capabilities (Scaling, Adding filters, color correction, Add layers, Crop, and so on.)
  • Take a screenshot of the selected area

If you happen to use GIMP a lot and you probably want some advance edits on your screenshots, GIMP would be a good choice for that.

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You should already have it installed, if not, you can always head to your software center to install it. If you have trouble installing, you can always refer to their official website for installation instructions.

To take a screenshot with GIMP, you need to first launch it, and then navigate your way through File->Create->Screenshot.

After you click on the screenshot option, you will be greeted with a couple of tweaks to control the screenshot. That’s just it. Click “Snap” to take the screenshot and the image will automatically appear within GIMP, ready for you to edit.

Wrapping Up

So, these are the best screenshot tools available for Linux. Yes, there are a few more tools available (like Spectacle for KDE-based distros), but if you end up comparing them, the above-mentioned tools will outshine them.

In case you find a better screenshot tool than the ones mentioned in our article, feel free to let us know about it in the comments below.

Also, do tell us about your favorite screenshot tool!

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