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[GUIDE] How To Post Screenshots on Android Central
If you've ever asked a question on these forums about some issue you were having on your device, chances are one of us asked you to post a screenshot. Here's how to do it.
Taking a Screenshot
This can vary slightly between devices, and typically requires Android 4.0 or above. The standard way on vanilla Android is to press and hold the Power and Vol Down buttons for about half a second. (On Samsung devices, it's Power and Home, or you can do a palm swipe: How to take a screenshot with a Samsung Galaxy S4 | Android Central.) You should hear a camera shutter tone, and the current screen image will show as having been captured. The image is stored in the directory /storage/sdcard0/Pictures/Screenshots (not the DCIM/Camera folder), but it should be readily viewable in the Gallery or Photos app.
Posting a Screenshot Using the Android Central App
If you're using the main Android Central app (the one with news, videos, reviews, etc.), posting the screenshot is easy. Just start a new post, and when you want to post the screenshot, tap the paperclip icon at the top:
You will then see the images on your device that you can post. Select the screenshot that you want, and you're done!
Posting a Screenshot Using the Android Central Forums App (Tapatalk-Based)
If you're using the Tapatalk-based Android Central Forums app, the process is similar. Start a new post, tap the Menu button, then select Attach Picture.
You will then be prompted to select Gallery or Camera. Pick Gallery, then select your screenshot.
Posting a Screenshot Using the Android Central Website (on a Computer)
If you're browsing the forums on your computer, you'll need to transfer the screenshot from your device to your computer. There are two easy ways to do this:
- Connect your device to your computer via USB cable. On your computer, open the file manager (Windows Explorer for a PC), select the device, and look for the Pictures/Screenshots folder. Drag and drop the screenshot image file to your computer's hard drive. OR ...
- Upload the screenshot from your device to a cloud service like Google Drive. Open your Gallery or Photos app, select the screenshot, and tap the Share button (circled in the image below left). You can then select Google Drive or whatever cloud storage you use.
On your computer, you can then go to your Google Drive site (drive.google.com), select the image, and click on the Download button.
Once you have the screenshot file on your computer, you can embed it in your post. In the post editor, click on the Insert Image button.
Select "From Computer" and click on "Select Files."
Once you select the image files you want to upload, click on the Upload Files button, and the images will appear in your post.
I have not attempted to attach images using the Android Central mobile-friendly website, so I am not sure if this is possible. If you're on your mobile device, it will be much easier to use one of the apps to post an image.