Screenshots can come in handy when you’re sharing tutorials on the internet, telling a friend how to do something on their phone/computer, and in several other scenarios. It is very easy to take screenshots on an Android smartphone. When you take a screenshot on your Android device, it captures the entire screen. But, what if you only want a screenshot of a part of the screen. In this post, we will be explaining how to take partial screenshots on Android with ease.
There are several reasons why you may want to only take partial screenshots on your Android smartphone. Sometimes, there might be too much information on the screenshot and some of it may not be important for the viewer. In such cases, a partial screenshot will come in handy. The ability to take screenshots on an Android device has been available since many years now. With the latest versions of the mobile operating system, Android 9 and later, screenshots have gained several additional features. For example, you can now take a screenshot and immediately edit it or share it with others.
Take partial screenshots on Android
Before we show you how to take partial screenshots on Android, let’s quickly take a look at how to take regular screenshots. It is very easy and the method is common for all Android smartphones. Here’s what you need to do.
1. Unlock or wake your Android phone.
2. Press and hold the Power button and the Volume down buttons on your smartphone together.
3. The screenshot will automatically be saved in the Gallery or Photos app on your phone.
4. Some manufacturers, such as OnePlus, also allow users to take screenshots by simply swiping down on the screen with three fingers.
That’s it. You now know how to take screenshots on your Android smartphone. Now, the easiest way to take partial screenshots is to simply edit the screenshot that you’ve just taken. After you take a screenshot, you will be able to see the screenshot notification along with options to Edit, Share, and Delete.
If you tap on the Edit button, you can quickly crop the picture and that’s about it. Adjust the screenshot so that only the part that you want is visible. Tap save and the image will be saved. This is faster than editing the image from the Photos or Gallery app.
You can also use third-party apps to take screenshots on your Android device. Head over to the Google Play Store and download apps such as Screen Master. This app allows you to take partial screenshots similar to the stock Android experience and lets you crop the screenshot before saving it. No need to edit the image after you’ve saved the screenshot. Most screenshot apps offer the ability to crop the screenshot before saving. Browse through the apps available on the Play Store and select the best based on the ratings/reviews.
There you are. You now know how to take partial screenshots on Android. We hope this tutorial has helped you take better screenshots.