Take and Edit Screenshots on a Samsung Galaxy S8
Edited by Jay
Taking screenshots while using a mobile device is something we all end up doing at some point or another. Whether it's a shot of some feature or setting, a bug or glitch, or to show off your theme or wallpaper, knowing how to capture a screenshot is integral to maximizing your device's potential.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ offer a few different methods for taking screenshots. The Galaxy S8/S8+ also gives users the ability to draw, crop, and extract text from screenshots, with a feature called Smart Capture and Smart Select. Sometimes the content on a page or screen goes beyond the visible portion of the display. In this instance, the scroll capture feature works like a charm. No longer do you have to take multiple shots and manually stitch them together. This is quite convenient for users who aren't particularly savvy when it comes to image editing.
Because the Galaxy S8 and S8+ utilize what is known as Edge Panels, users can grab rectangular, circular, and animation screenshots, by swiping in from the right edge of the device. This is handy when you want to capture a specific portion of the screen, rather than whats on the entire display.
In the following VisiHow tutorial we'll take you through the steps of each method for capturing screenshots, as well as, how to crop, draw, edit and share them. For this guide, we used a Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android Nougat.
- 1 Enable Smart Capture and Palm Swipe
- 2 Take Screenshot using the Device's Power and Volume Buttons
- 3 Take Screenshot using Palm Swipe
- 4 Take Screenshots using Smart Select
- 5 Scroll Capture, Draw, Crop, and Share Screenshots
- 6 Questions and Answers
- 7 Comments
Enable Smart Capture and Palm Swipe
The first thing we're going to do is make sure both Smart Capture and Palm Swipe are enabled.
Take Screenshot using the Device's Power and Volume Buttons
- 1Make sure you're on the screen that you would like to capture. Then, at the same time, press the power and volume down button.Advertisement
Once a screen capture is taken, a notification will appear. Swipe down from the upper edge of the display, then tap the little arrow next to "Smart capture".
This will expand the notification, and you can tap the image to view it in full-screen mode. You can also edit, delete, and share it from the notification panel.
Take Screenshot using Palm Swipe
- 1Palm swipe to capture allows you to swipe your palm or the bottom edge of your hand across the screen to take a screenshot.
Take Screenshots using Smart Select
- 5On the EDGE SCREEN page, toggle the switch next to "Edge panels".adjusting the Galaxy S8's display settings.
Scroll Capture, Draw, Crop, and Share Screenshots
- 8To share a screenshot, simply tap "Share", then continue by selecting an option from the menu that pops-up.
Questions and Answers
Hi the bottom screenshot scroll bar does not show up when I screenshot on my s8. Is it a setting?
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