How to capture images

Updated Jul 09, 2018

To capture images you will need to use the ScreenSteps Desktop software. If you have not installed the desktop software yet, then please follow these instructions:

How to Download and Connect the desktop software to your account

Open the article in the desktop editor

You have three options for capturing images:

  1. Use the Capture button
  2. Use the Capture palette
  3. Use the keyboard shortcut

This article will show how to use the Capture button but the same technique is used when using the Capture palette or the keyboard shortcut.

This feature is only available in the desktop editor.

Capture images with capture button

Select Capture button

Select Capture button

Click and drag over area to set capture area > press return

Click and drag your mouse over the area you want to capture and then press return on your keyboard. The image of the selected are will be captured and immediately added to the ScreenSteps desktop editor.

Drag over area to capture and hit return

Capture tricks

  • Press the space bar to capture a full window instead of just a region. Press the spacebar again to go back to region capture mode.
  • Press R to cycle through the previous regions you have captured. This can be handy when capturing the same area of the screen over and over again.
  • Press C to show or hide the cursor in the capture.

Keyboard shortcut

  • Mac: cmd-shift-1
  • Windows: ctrl-shift-1


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