How to capture images
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:
If you are in the web article editor, select Open in Desktop. If you have already installed and launched the ScreenSteps Desktop software then the article will be opened in the desktop software.
You have three options for capturing images:
- Use the Capture button
- Use the Capture palette
- 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
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.
- 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.
- Mac: cmd-shift-1
- Windows: ctrl-shift-1