In previous entries about the Samsung Galaxy Tab, I’ve included screenshots from the device. Getting these screenshots has always been a little tricky. Until Ice Cream Sandwich, there wasn’t a standard way on Android to achieve this.
Android Screen Capture
I had been preparing a post about a piece of development software called Android Screen Capture but then the download link seemed to disappear and there were other issues regarding its use. I think you have to install the Android SDK for example. I’ll just say that while I like ASC it can be a little tricky to set up. You can also display your device fullscreen which is very handy for presentations and demonstrations.
Screengrab all the things!
It turns out there is a simple method to take a screen shot just using the Galaxy Tabs themselves.
- Hold the back button
- Press the power button
The picture taken is saved into a ScreenCapture folder accessible using the gallery.