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How do I take screenshots on my Samsung Galaxy Alpha® ?

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.

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.

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Using Motions and Gestures

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch Motions and gestures.

  4. Touch Palm swipe to capture.

  5. Touch the slider Off to turn Palm swipe to capture on.

  6. Capture a screenshot by touching the screen with the side of your hand and swiping across from left to right, or vice versa.

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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.

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  3. You can quickly DELETEEDIT, or SHARE the screenshot from the Notification Panel. 

    If necessary, swipe down on Screenshot captured to access these options.

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To view your screenshots at any time:

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Gallery.

  3. Touch Menu and select Album.

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  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.

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  3. Share the screenshot using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on. 

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From the Gallery

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Gallery.

  3. Touch Menu and select Album.

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  4. Touch Screenshots.

  5. Touch the desired screenshot.

  6. Touch Share at the top of the screen. 

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  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.

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

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    • 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 More options for the following options:

    • Edit: Edit the screenshot.

    • More info: View technical information about the screenshot, such as its size.

    • Copy to clipboard: Copy the screenshot to the clipboard, allowing you to use the screenshot in another application.

    • Studio: Edit the screenshot with Photo studio or Video clip studio.

    • Crop: Crop unwanted areas out of the screenshot.

    • Rename: Rename the screenshot.

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

    • 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.

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

    • 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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