Samsung Galaxy Note 4 User Guide

Take a Screenshot

The Galaxy Note 4 has one of the sharpest, most colorful screens on any smartphone. The 5.7-inch AMOLED display provides a detailed, 2560 x 1440 resolution and shows an impressive 163 percent of the sRGB color gamut. However, if you want to capture the images you see on-screen, whether it's the appearance of a zombine in a mobile game or an image of a web page, you need to perform a screen capture Depending on whether you want to save the entire screen or just a piece of it, there are a couple of ways to take a screen shot on the Galaxy Note 4.

Capture the Whole Galaxy Note 4 Screen

As with other Samsung phones, holding down the power and home buttons simultaneously will cause the Galaxy Note 4 to take a screen shot. You need to be very precise about hitting both buttons at the same or else you'll but the phone to sleep or send it home, instead of getting a screen capture.

If you hit the buttons successfully, the borders of the screen will briefly flash white and make the same shutter sound the camera app makes when capturing photos. You'll also see a message and small thumbnail of your screen shot in the notification drawer.

You can tap on the notification to view or share your screenshot. You can also find all your screenshots in your image gallery or in the /Pictures/Screenshots folder on phone's storage drive.

Capture Part of the Galaxy Note 4 Screen

If you only want to grab some of what you see on screen, you can the use the Note 4's image clip function to draw a lasso or box around the desired area.

1. Launch the Action menu. The Action menu appears when you remove the stylus from its holster or hit the stylus button.

2. Select Image clip.

3. Draw a lasso around the area you wish to capture.

4. Tap the square or circle button if you want to change the shape of your selection.

5. Tap the scrapbook button.

6. Tap the disk button to complete the save.

You'll find the screenshot you just saved in the Scrapbook app, not the gallery.

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