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Topic # 90071 14-Sep-2011 10:25
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So what apps do you guys use for screen shots? I'm having issues getting any to work properly.

 

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  Reply # 520834 14-Sep-2011 10:35
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TheUngeek: So what apps do you guys use for screen shots? I'm having issues getting any to work properly.
 


If you root your phone, you have several to choose from: Drocap2, Screenshot It

If you don't root your phone, the options are more limited. There is one ("No Root Screenshot") that you can enable while connected to your PC then you disconnect and it lets you take screenshots until you re-boot your phone. A sort of non-persistent root.

On an un-rooted phone, I generally just set up the Android SDK on Ubuntu and connect the phone and do screen captures on the PC. It works well.




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  Reply # 520837 14-Sep-2011 10:35
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Oh wait... Android huh... oops (deleted desktop oriented reply)

+1 for the SDK on Linux. Potentially not what you are looking for though? 









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  Reply # 520841 14-Sep-2011 10:42
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Oh yeah forgot to mention am rooted.
Yeah after something totally on the phone so I can just click and snap it. Just found my sd card was %100 full so that may have been my issue. will see....

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  Reply # 520845 14-Sep-2011 10:49
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root + drocap2



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  Reply # 520846 14-Sep-2011 10:54
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Lol ok must have been full sd card causing me issues. Screen shot it working fine now!


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  Reply # 520854 14-Sep-2011 11:10
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TheUngeek: Oh yeah forgot to mention am rooted.
Yeah after something totally on the phone so I can just click and snap it. Just found my sd card was %100 full so that may have been my issue. will see....


16GB Class 10 MicroSDs at PB Tech are about $65?

They also have very reasonable prices for 32GB Class 10, but my USB-based flash card readers don't do 32GB, so I haven't bought one. But tempted.... 




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  Reply # 520858 14-Sep-2011 11:13
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Yeah need a 32 I think. Have a 16 at the moment. Need to sort through and fine what's taking up the room. Only have 8gb of music.

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  Reply # 520880 14-Sep-2011 11:40
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It seems odd that with Apple it's just a keypress, with Android you need to root it and install an app.




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  Reply # 520882 14-Sep-2011 11:41
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I read some where that from 2.3.3 on you don't need root. Just an app.

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  Reply # 521042 14-Sep-2011 16:44
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not sure if I don't understand the concern here but there is a short cut for taking a screen shot right out - home + power button (at least that's how it works on the sgs2)

no need to root or add any app...



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  Reply # 521044 14-Sep-2011 16:46
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I have heard of a certain Samsung that does that. But no sign of it happening on my Desire

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  Reply # 521047 14-Sep-2011 16:49
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yup need to root and add an spp - http://myhtcdesire.com/tutorials/how-to-take-screenshots

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  Reply # 521053 14-Sep-2011 16:53
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Samsung SGS = hold back/exit soft button and hit menu key

Worth a shot

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  Reply # 521151 14-Sep-2011 19:27
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SGS and SGSII are special cases - Samsung added that functionality, its not native to Android and won't work on anything else. For everything else you need Root or to use the SDK method.




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  Reply # 521184 14-Sep-2011 21:08
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using ShootMe
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