How to Screenshot Part of Screen (Windows | Mac | Android).
Taking screenshots on most devices is a breeze these days. But with a little knowledge (or usefulness), you can make the whole process much faster and more efficient. So let’s see how to do this.
The traditional way to take a screenshot on Windows is quite tedious. First press the PrntScr key on your keyboard and then paste it into your favorite image editing software such as Paint. And once you’re done editing it, save it as an image file.
However, there is a faster way to do this.
Option 1. Take a screenshot of the entire screen and save it directly.
Click WIN + PrntScr . This will take a screenshot of the entire screen and save it as a png file in the images folder. I tested this on Windows 8 and it works great.
Option 2. Take a screenshot of one active window
Press ALT + PrntScr . This will take a screenshot of only the active window and copy it to the clipboard.
Unlike the previous option, this one does not save the screenshot directly, instead it is copied to the clipboard. Thus, you still have to use an image editing program to save the image, but you no longer need to crop it.
Tip: if you want to download it to the internet (like Facebook, ImgurGmailil, etc.), just press CTRL + V on the download page. Most popular sites allow you to directly paste images from the clipboard.
Option 3. Take a screenshot of a portion of the screen.
If your work requires frequent screenshots, try free programs such as greenshots or the built-in sniper tool . These programs have a built-in image editor, so you can quickly add text to screenshots and save them directly. You can also upload screenshots directly to popular websites with just one click.
Mac OS X
Similar to MAC OS, you take a screenshot by pressing Cmd + Shift + 3. But with Cmd + Shift + 4, you can select an area manually instead of capturing the entire screen. And if you want to take a screenshot of a specific window, press Cmd + Shift + 4 + Space.
There is no fixed way to take screenshots on an Android device. However, there are two general methods.
On stock Android, hold down the power and volume down buttons. And if it’s a Samsung device, you’ll have to press the Menu and Volume Down button. In both cases, the screenshot will be saved to the SD card in the images subfolder.
However, if you often take screenshots or want to take screenshots of a portion of the screen, use the Google Play Screen Capture app.