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Taking Screenshots on My Galaxy Note3

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

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Using Device Keys

You can capture a screenshot by simultaneously pressing the Home  key and the Power/Lock key on your device until a white border flashes around the edges of the screen.

Using Motions and Gestures

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon.
  2. Touch Settings Settings Icon.
  3. Touch the CONTROLS tab.
    Note: To switch to the tab view, touch Menu  > Switch to tab view.
  4. Touch Palm motion .
  5. Touch the slider Off Slider to turn Palm motion on On Slider.
  6. Touch the Capture screen slider Off Slider to turn the swipe to capture feature on On Slider.
  7. Capture a screenshot by touching the screen with the side of your hand and swiping across from left to right, or vice versa.
    Palm Swipe to Capture

Using the S Pen™

Using Air Command™ and your S Pen, you can capture screenshots, add notes or drawings, and save or share the screenshot.

  1. Open Air Command by holding the S Pen about a quarter-inch above the device's screen.
  2. Press the button on your S Pen to open the Air Command panel.
  3. Touch Screen write  with your S Pen.
  4. Once the screenshot has been captured, you can use the toolbar at the top of the screen to make edits. Touch the icons to access the Draw, Erase, or Crop tools, and touch them again to view the settings for each tool.
  5. Touch  to save notes or edits to the Gallery > Screenshots folder. Touch  to share the screenshot using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on.

Air Command is on by default. If it has been turned off, use the following steps to turn it back on:

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon.
  2. Touch Settings Settings Icon.
  3. Touch the CONTROLS tab.
    Note: To switch to the tab view, touch Menu  > Switch to tab view.
  4. Touch Air command and touch the slider Off Slider to turn Air command on On Slider.

View a Screenshot

To view a screenshot immediately after you capture it:

  1. Open the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom.
  2. Touch Screenshot captured to open the screenshot.
  3. You can also quickly DELETE, EDIT, or SHARE the screenshot from the Notification Panel. If necessary, swipe down on Screenshot captured to access these options.

To view your screenshots at any time:

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon.
  2. Touch Gallery .
  3. Touch the drop-down menu and select Albums.
  4. Touch Screenshots.
  5. Touch the desired screenshot.

Share a Screenshot

From the Notification Panel

  1. Open the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom.
  2. Swipe down on Screenshot captured and touch SHARE.
  3. Share the screenshot using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on.

From the Gallery

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon.
  2. Touch Gallery .
  3. Touch the drop-down menu and select Albums.
  4. Touch Screenshots.
  5. Touch the desired screenshot.
  6. Touch  at the top of the screen.
  7. Share the screenshot using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on.

Screenshot Options

  1. In the Screenshots album, touch the desired screenshot.
  2. When viewing the screenshot, the following icons are available at the top of the screen:
    • Change player: View the screenshot on a nearby compatible DLNA® enabled device.
    • Share via: Share the screenshot using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on.
    • Delete: Delete the screenshot.
    • Camera: Open the Camera application.
  3. Touch Menu  for the following options:
    • Edit: Edit the screenshot.
    • Screen write: Add notes or drawings to the screenshot. Touch the toolbar icons to access the Draw, Erase, or Crop tools, and touch them again to view the settings for each tool.
    • 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: Draw or write in the white frame around the screenshot.
    • Photo note: Draw or write on the back of the screenshot.
    • Signature: Add your signature to a screenshot in the form of text, handwriting, or a picture.
    • Copy to clipboard: Copy the screenshot to the clipboard for use in another application.
    • Print: Save the screenshot as a PDF or print it to an available printer using a wireless network, Wi-Fi Direct®, or a USB cable.
    • Rename: Rename the screenshot.
    • Buddy photo share: Tag the screenshot for easy sharing with a contact.
    • Crop: Crop unwanted areas out of the screenshot.
    • Set as: Set the screenshot as a Contact photo, Home screen wallpaper, Lock screen wallpaper, Home and lock screens wallpaper, or Google+™ Photos Wallpaper.
      Note: Additional options may be available on your device.
    • Details: View technical information about the screenshot, such as its size.
    • Settings: View and edit Gallery settings. View accounts available for syncing with the Gallery, and select when syncing should occur. Turn on Tag buddy or Face tag.

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