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How do I take Screenshots on my Samsung Galaxy S4?

There are two ways to capture screenshots on your device. Screenshots will be copied to the clipboard and saved to the Screenshots folder in Gallery.

Capture Screenshots

There are two ways to take screenshots:

Using Keys

You can capture screenshots by pressing the Home key and the Power/Lock key simultaneously.

The screenshot will be copied to the clipboard and saved to the Screenshots folder in Gallery.

Using Motion Gesture

Your mobile device supports a "palm swipe to capture screenshot" gesture. To turn on this feature go to the Home screen, touch Menu > Settings > My device > Motions and gestures > Palm motion. Touch the Off slider to turn Palm motion on. Touch the Off slider to turn Capture screen on. You can now capture a screenshot by touching the screen with the side of your hand and swiping across from left to right or vice versa.

The screenshot will be copied to the clipboard and saved to the Screenshots folder in Gallery.

View Your Screenshots

  1. To open a screenshot immediately after you capture it, go to the Notification Panel by swiping your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom and touch Screenshot captured.

    To view your screenshots at any time, go to the Home screen, touch Apps > Gallery > Screenshots.

  2. Then touch the desired screenshot.

  3. When viewing the screenshot the following icons are available at the top of the screen:

    • Change Player: Share the content with a nearby DLNA®-enabled device. Appears only when a nearby device is available.

    • Share via: Share the screenshot with Bluetooth®, Email, Gmail™, Messaging, or Wi-Fi Direct.

    • Delete : Delete the screenshot.

    • Camera : Open the Camera application.

  4. Touch Menu for the following additional options:

    • Edit: Edit the screenshot.

    • Favorite/Unfavorite: Tag the screenshot as a favorite. Choose Favorites from the drop-down menu in the main Gallery view to see all your favorites.

    • Slideshow: Start a slideshow of the screenshots in the folder.

    • Photo Frame: Write on the border around the screenshot.

    • Write on image: Make a note on the "back" of the screenshot.

    • Copy to clipboard: Copy the screenshot to the clipboard so it can be pasted into other applications.

    • Print: Print the screenshot to an available printer using a wireless network, Wi-Fi Direct, or a USB cable.

    • Rename: Rename the screenshot.

    • Buddy photo share: Share the screenshot with anyone tagged in it.

    • Crop: Crop unwanted areas out of the screenshot.

    • Detect text: Identify text in the screenshot and touch Share for sharing options or to Copy to clipboard.

    • Set as: Set the screenshot as a Contact photo, Home screen wallpaper, Lock screen wallpaper, Home and lock screens wallpaper, or Google+™ Photos Wallpaper.

      Additional options may be available on your device.

    • Details: View information about the screenshot, such as resolution and file type.

    • Settings: View and edit Gallery settings. View accounts available for syncing with the Gallery, and select when syncing should occur. Turn on face and buddy tagging and access Sound & shot settings.

    You can also delete, edit, and share screenshots from the Notification Panel. Touch Screenshot captured with two fingers slightly apart and swipe down to expand and display all options.

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