On The Chromebook: Taking Screenshots

The Chromebook has two types of screen capture built-in to its operating system:

Fullscreen Screenshot

  • Use this function to capture all of the contents currently displayed on your screen.

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Selection Screenshot

  • Use this function to isolate a specific item on your screen.

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  • Screenshots are treated the same way as any file downloaded from the Internet and are stored in the Files app.

The Files app can be accessed by going to the Launcher tool located in the bottom-left corner of your screen, then opening the ‘All Apps’ tool from the pop-up window. (tutorial)


Editing a screenshot

  • The Chromebook has some built-in editing tools for screenshots or any image file stored in the Downloads folder of the Files app.
  • Double+click on an image file to open the image Gallery viewer app
  • Use the Left-&-Right arrow keys to cycle through the images available.
  • Click on the ‘pencil’ icon in the top-right corner to open the Edit tool.

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  • Use the Edit tool to:
    • Crop
    • Resize
    • Adjust Brightness
    • Rotate Left/Right
    • Undo/Redo actions
  • When done, click the EXIT button in the bottom-right corner to return to the Gallery app

Printing a screenshot

  • You can also use the Gallery app to print a screenshot.
  • Click on the printer icon in the top-right corner. This will open the standard Google print screen where you can select your printer and set your number of copies, layout, and other options.

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