Learn How To Take Screenshots on Windows, Mac, Linux, IOS, Android, Blackberry, Gnome

Taking a Screenshot / screen capture on your mobile devices is necessary on many occasions. For example when you would like to share a screenshot of your site with your website developer and also for troubleshooting your PC errors with a PC technician and so on.. Nowadays with new phones being released every day, the process of taking screenshots is not the same with every phone released. It varies based on the Operating System it runs and the device manufacturer. So sometimes it can be bit confusing and frustrating. So we have created this site as an Ultimate Guide to learning how to take a screenshot , screen capture on your devices.

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How do I take a screenshot in Windows?

Follow these simple steps to take print screens

1. Find Prt scr / Sys Rq Key in your keyboard.

2. To Capture Screen Image, press the Print Screen (Prt Sc) button once, your screen will be captured and stored in the clipboard.

3. Now open any image editing application in windows like Microsoft Paint And then press Ctrl + V button to paste the taken Screen Image on Paint and then save it by pressing Ctrl + S button

Complete tutorials on taking screenshots with Windows:

How to Take A Screen Capture On Windows Laptop?

Follow the same procedure above to take Screenshot On Windows Based Laptops / Windows PC

How to Take A Screenshot of only a single window?

Hold Down Alt Button and then press Prtscn button – This will take a screenshot of only the current window and saves it in a clipboard.

This procedure can also be followed to take screenshots in windows 8, windows 7, Windows Vista and windows XP

Taking Screen Capture on Mac OS X:

Works on all Mac OS X releases: Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion

How do I take a screenshot on mac?

Press and hold down the command Key (1)command macand Shift Button (2)shift key and press the 3 Button (3)3 key as shown in the picture.This takes a screenshot of the entire page and saves the file on the desktop named like Screenshot date at Time.png How to Take a Screenshot in Mac

Taking a screenshot On Linux:

In Linux based system we can take a screenshot easily with the following steps 1.Locate and press the print screen key (Prt Sc) On your keyboard.This will take a screenshot of the entire screen.This works on most of the Linux desktops. 2.A window will open asking where to save it.Choose the folder where you wanted and save it

Screenshot or screen capture On Iphone, Ipad, Ipod ( IOS devices ) 

Press the Home Button and the power/sleep button to take a screenshot of the entire screen and to save it in the photos section. Works on all IOS devices  ios 5, ios 6, ios 7 and ios 8 Refer the post for screenshot on specific ios devices


Taking Screenshot / Screen capture On Android:

For android devices, the procedure for taking screenshot varies based on the different manufacturers like Htc, Samsung, Sony.

Read our complete in-depth guide on How to take a screenshot on Android

Other android devices

1. Xperia S, SL, SP, Xperia Z, ZL

2. Moto X

3. Htc One X

4. Galaxy Grand 2

5. Galaxy S3 mini

6. Samsung Galaxy S5

7. Samsung Galaxy S4

8. Samsung Galaxy Grand 2


For GNOME, press window (Meta) Key and then type in Screenshot and Press Enter key. A Take screenshot program will open with various options.

On Websites:

How do I take a screenshot of a web page or website?

You can take Website Screen Shot using browser screen capture add-ons such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari: Awesome Screenshot extensions for chrome can be used to easily capture entire web pages, selected area easily with a few clicks.

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