How to take a screenshot with Windows Phone 8

Very often it is useful to take some screenshots from your Windows Phone 8, expecially if you are a developer and you need to make a manual of your app or simply some PowerPoint slides.

However also a consumer user can take benefit from this feature if he want to save as a picture, for example, some configuration page settings or some results coming from the browser or an app and possibly send in an email or an MMS.

… and it is very easy!!

As it is clearly written in this tips’ page, you have to navigate to whatever you want to capture a shot of and then press the lock/power and home (Windows) button at the same time.
If you’ve timed it right, you’ll then hear a camera snap and the image will float upwards into the digital ether.

Press the lock/power and home (Windows) button at the same time

Press the lock/power and home (Windows) button at the same time

Then, to find your screenshot, go into ‘photos’ and then ‘albums’. Here you’ll find a ‘screenshots’ sub-folder (‘schermate’, if you set the italian language in the phone).

 'photos' -> 'albums' -> 'screenshots' sub-folder

‘photos’ -> ‘albums’ -> ‘screenshots’ sub-folder

There are some more tips on this and this pages: have a look!

An other way to make a screenshot, however reserved for the developers, is to use one of the emulator capabilities as shown in thew following figure.

Screenshot using the emulator

Screenshot using the emulator

That’s all folks!


Informazioni su Enzo Contini

Electronic engineer
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