How to take a screenshot on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

You want to know how to take a screenshot on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch?  I was wondering how all these images of inside the iPhone apps were taken when I saw that my little daughter had created a whole collection on my iPhone when I looked at my photo album. When a 3-year old can do it then it has to be easy, right? And it is. How many buttons do you have on an iPhone? Yupp, exactly two. All you need to do is press them both.


screenshot on iPhone

Two buttons for taking a screenshot on iPhone

1. Press Home and On/Off buttons at the same time. The screen will flash white and you will hear the shutter sound, unless you are on mute of course.

2. You can access your screenshots in Camera Roll. For the iPod Touch that would be Saved Photos.


iPhone screenshot to album


It’s as easy as that. No need to install a special screenshot app.


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March 1st, 2013|Tags: , , , |

How to make a screenshot of the active window only


You want to take a screenshot of the active window? With the known CTRL + PRINT SCREEN you can only take a screenshot of the entire screen and then would have to to waste time copying  the screenshot into a photo editing software and cutting out the desired window. Don’t waste your time! No need for the snipping tool, either.


Simply press ALT + PRINT SCREEN to take a screen copy of only the active window. You can then copy the image of the window by pressing CTRL + V into any open Office application, the Paint program, or after creating a correctly sized new empty image with CTRL + N into Photoshop and more.


For more shortcuts please also read:

Quick reference for Windows keyboard shortcuts

Microsoft Office shortcuts




October 10th, 2012|Tags: , , |
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