12-12-2011 08:55 AM
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  1. eltoozero's Avatar
    Seems like a stupid question right? Not until you try to actually make one.

    The Built-in Method

    There really is a built-in feature to capture a screen shot:

    1. Slide out the keyboard.
    2. Press and hold the back key (lower-left side of physical kb).
    3. While holding back, press the home key (upper-right side of physical kb).

    This will result in a landscape screen capture.

    Supposedly there is a purely capacitive soft-key method of taking a portrait shot, but I can't figure it out. Here's a method that works:

    1. Slide out the keyboard.
    2. Slide in enough so that you can still hold the back hard-key but screen switches to portrait.
    3. Press home soft-key.

    This will result in a portrait screen capture.

    The Download Yet Another App Method

    If just love extra apps, use ShootMe off the Market. I've read it works without root. Have fun shaking*, shouting at*, and covering the screen of* your Epic.

    *This doesn't sound like fun to me either, which is why I created this thread for you.

    Examples:



    02-07-2011 01:18 AM
  2. Kikoshi's Avatar
    pretty!
    02-07-2011 05:12 AM
  3. arewin's Avatar
    Really dumb question: Where does the screenshot end up? Thought I'd ask before I take several and then can't find them.

    Thanks
    arewin
    02-08-2011 07:52 PM
  4. whippingboy's Avatar
    ScreenCapture is the folder that is created in your Gallery. REALLY like this feature rather than using an app.

    The Portrait method is a pain with the 1/2 open keyboard- but it works. Thanks for posting this.
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    02-08-2011 08:05 PM
  5. arewin's Avatar
    brandoc,

    I used the landscape method. When I hold down both buttons for a second or so I feel the phone move (don't know the correct term for the brief shake) and then the Task Manager box appears. I select the Gallery icon, but I haven't found the Screen Capture folder. I tried the portrait method, but I don't have the dexterty for this. Any more instructions?

    thanks
    arewin
    02-08-2011 08:56 PM
  6. cabrone's Avatar
    brandoc,

    I used the landscape method. When I hold down both buttons for a second or so I feel the phone move (don't know the correct term for the brief shake) and then the Task Manager box appears. I select the Gallery icon, but I haven't found the Screen Capture folder. I tried the portrait method, but I don't have the dexterty for this. Any more instructions?

    thanks
    arewin
    Same result with my girlfriends epic. Hmm.
    02-08-2011 09:56 PM
  7. eltoozero's Avatar
    brandoc,

    I used the landscape method. When I hold down both buttons for a second or so I feel the phone move (don't know the correct term for the brief shake) and then the Task Manager box appears. I select the Gallery icon, but I haven't found the Screen Capture folder. I tried the portrait method, but I don't have the dexterty for this. Any more instructions?
    The "brief shake" is short vibrate.

    Ok, I think you're holding home 1st, which triggers the Task Manager, you need to hold the back key 1st, then press home to take the shot.

    Thanks for the feedback.
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    02-08-2011 11:49 PM
  8. eltoozero's Avatar
    Really dumb question: Where does the screenshot end up? Thought I'd ask before I take several and then can't find them.
    They end up on the SD Card, the Gallery app will show them in a 'ScreenCapture' folder.
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    02-08-2011 11:53 PM
  9. arewin's Avatar
    eltoozero,

    Thanks, but still no "Screen Capture" folder. On all my screenshot attempts I've held down the `back` button first and then the `home` button, and I get the "short vibrate" and then the task manager. This morning `Gallery` was not one of the options that I could select. I used the`Astro` application on the phone to search the SD folder but no Screen Capture folder. Do I have to access the SD card by connecting the phone vis USG cable to a computer? The "Gallery" that I can access from the phone Application screen contains photos I've taken, but no screenshots. Any other suggestions?

    Arewin
    02-09-2011 10:37 AM
  10. Paul627g's Avatar
    eltoozero,

    Thanks, but still no "Screen Capture" folder. On all my screenshot attempts I've held down the `back` button first and then the `home` button, and I get the "short vibrate" and then the task manager. This morning `Gallery` was not one of the options that I could select. I used the`Astro` application on the phone to search the SD folder but no Screen Capture folder. Do I have to access the SD card by connecting the phone vis USG cable to a computer? The "Gallery" that I can access from the phone Application screen contains photos I've taken, but no screenshots. Any other suggestions?

    Arewin
    If you cannot find the Screen Capture folder on your SD card then your not getting the process to "work". If the snapshot is successful you will here the "camera snap/shot" sound just like when taking a picture. It will also say "Screen Captured, Saved as Image File".

    I always find the landscape mode the easiest. The portrait mode is a pain in the butt and that is normally the mode you want your screen shot in..

    In answer to your "short vibrate then task manager", that is the home key doing what it is intended to do. Vibrate when long pressed (if you have haptic feedback enabled) and then bring you to the task manager.
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    02-09-2011 10:54 AM
  11. robomav's Avatar
    I was not able to get this to work either.
    02-09-2011 12:45 PM
  12. arewin's Avatar
    Paul627g

    Not getting things to work is a 'gift' that I have. By the way, does the phone have to be rooted? Because mine isn't.

    Thanks
    arewin
    02-09-2011 12:47 PM
  13. Paul627g's Avatar
    Paul627g

    Not getting things to work is a 'gift' that I have. By the way, does the phone have to be rooted? Because mine isn't.

    Thanks
    arewin
    No I don't believe so. I'm rooted but regardless I think its built into Froyo..

    Skip trying the portrait method and do the landscape method just to verify... It should work. The portrait method is like I said almost worthless IMO.
    02-09-2011 02:13 PM
  14. Mobius360's Avatar
    I got it to work fine, are those of you having issues using froyo?
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    02-09-2011 02:39 PM
  15. Paul627g's Avatar
    I got it to work fine, are those of you having issues using froyo?

    As Mobius mentioned... You must be using Froyo DK28. This is not built into Eclair 2.1 (DI18)

    OP, needs to be mentioned about Froyo only.
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    02-09-2011 02:44 PM
  16. arewin's Avatar
    Thanks, that is the answer, I'm still at 2.1. At least now I won't waste hours trying to coordinate/sequence the button pushing "just right".

    arewin
    02-09-2011 03:55 PM
  17. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I use "Screenshot It". It works very well on my un rooted Epic
    02-09-2011 06:19 PM
  18. robomav's Avatar
    Thanks, that is the answer, I'm still at 2.1. At least now I won't waste hours trying to coordinate/sequence the button pushing "just right".

    arewin
    same here
    02-09-2011 08:42 PM
  19. Ontopofthegame's Avatar
    Samsung really needs to implement a portrait screenshot mode that landscape mode is cool but it gets annoying very fast. Not sure why this is not implemented properly
    02-10-2011 03:43 AM
  20. Paul627g's Avatar
    Samsung really needs to implement a portrait screenshot mode that landscape mode is cool but it gets annoying very fast. Not sure why this is not implemented properly
    This feature is built into Froyo, not by Samsung. Sammy has nothing to do with the operation of this feature. There are quite a few different market apps available for nice screen shots. Rooted or stock there are options available.
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    02-10-2011 10:13 AM
  21. Mobius360's Avatar
    This feature is built into Froyo, not by Samsung. Sammy has nothing to do with the operation of this feature. There are quite a few different market apps available for nice screen shots. Rooted or stock there are options available.
    I did see on the froyo leak for the verizon phone that screen capture works by pressing back + power, maybe on the next release of epic froyo it will work that way, would be a better option.
    02-10-2011 11:55 AM
  22. deligator's Avatar
    I did this and found that there was an additional Screen shot I had made in Portrait mode before I read about this.. so there is some sort of other button combo that does this without the 1/4 slide out ... If I can recreate it I will post.
    02-14-2011 01:01 PM
  23. Paul627g's Avatar
    I did this and found that there was an additional Screen shot I had made in Portrait mode before I read about this.. so there is some sort of other button combo that does this without the 1/4 slide out ... If I can recreate it I will post.
    Holding the capacitive back key and hitting home will "sometimes" work in portrait mode. Most of the time it will only do one of two things, go "back" or bring up the task manager.
    02-14-2011 02:13 PM
  24. Mobius360's Avatar
    Cant get the built in method to work on EB13. Worked fine on DK28.
    02-22-2011 12:08 PM
  25. Paul627g's Avatar
    @Mobius360, yes I see that..

    Along with a bunch of other things missing from DK28 Froyo
    02-22-2011 02:32 PM
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