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How to Take a Screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 CodeUnit 23 JAN 2012

Usually on an Android smartphone you need to root and install a special app in order to be able to take a screenshot or screen capture if you will. Not so on a Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 running Android 2.2.1 Froyo, as pleasingly it comes with a built in screen capture functionality!

To take a screenshot of your home screen or any other screen for that matter is actually pretty simple. All you need to do is press and hold the physical Back button on the phone, usually the button to the right of the big main button in the centre, i.e. the Home button, and while you are doing that, press the Home button just once. You will hear the camera snapping sound and if you release the buttons and browse through to your Gallery, you’ll see the screenshots under the ScreenCapture menu item.

Handy if you like pictures to go along with your app reviews or phone tutorials!

Just a note though, but sometimes applications pick up the Back button hold as a Back button press, meaning that the application keeps exiting or going back, making it impossible to take a screen capture of the screen that you need – to get around this, simply exit completely to the home screen, press and hold the back button, and then reopen the application whilst holding the back button down and browse through to the required screen. Then it is a simple matter of tapping the Home button to grab the shot.

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Nifty!

Web Page Image Capture with Pearl Crescent Page Saver CodeUnit 12 SEP 2010

I was working on my portfolio site the other day and needed something that would take full page screenshots of the current website loaded in my browser.

Enter Pearl Crescent Page Saver, an extension (or plugin if you will) for Firefox that comes in both a paid for Pro and a free Basic version.

It allows you to capture images of web pages, including Flash content, that can be saved in either PNG or JPEG format. You can select to capture the entire page, or just the visible portion.

It has another of settings that allows you to fine tune the capture process, including settings for image file name and scale. It run on the latest Firefox (3.5 onwards) and has been tested on Windows XP, Mac OS X and Linux x86.

I myself ran in on my Ubuntu Lucid Lynx installation, and after the usual easy Mozilla extension installation process, I was rewarded with a revised right-click context menu that now included two extra menu options, namely Save Image of Visible Portion and Save Image of Entire Page.

And that is precisely how easy it is to use this fantastic extension!

Screenshot of the Funakoshi Karate International South Africa website

Related Link: http://pearlcrescent.com/products/pagesaver/