How to Take Long Screenshot in Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Taking a Long Screenshot in Android

Do you ever find yourself needing to capture an entire webpage or a long conversation thread on your Android device? Taking a long screenshot can be the perfect solution! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to take a long screenshot on your Android device.

Step 1: Find the Right App

While some Android devices come with built-in long screenshot functionality, most devices require third-party apps to achieve this. There are several apps available on the Google Play Store that can help you capture long screenshots. One popular app is “LongShot,” which is free and user-friendly.

Step 2: Install and Open LongShot

Head over to the Google Play Store and search for “LongShot.” Once you find it, tap on the “Install” button. After installation, open the app by tapping on its icon in your app drawer.

Step 3: Grant Permissions

When you open LongShot for the first time, it may ask for certain permissions. These permissions may include access to your device’s storage and capturing content on your screen. Grant all the necessary permissions to ensure LongShot functions properly.

Step 4: Adjust Settings

In order to capture a long screenshot successfully, it is important to adjust the settings within LongShot according to your preference. You can access these settings by tapping on the three horizontal lines icon in the top-left corner of the app’s main screen. From there, select “Settings.”

  • Capture Method: Choose between “Scroll” or “Tile” mode. Scroll mode captures a continuous screenshot by scrolling through the content automatically, while tile mode captures multiple screenshots and stitches them together.
  • Capture Delay: Set a delay before the app starts capturing the screenshot.

    This can be useful when capturing content that requires time to load completely.

  • Image Format: Select the desired image format for your long screenshot, such as JPEG or PNG.
  • Image Quality: Adjust the image quality according to your preference. Higher quality may result in larger file sizes.

Step 5: Capture the Long Screenshot

Once you have adjusted the settings, navigate to the screen or content you want to capture in a long screenshot. Make sure all the desired content is visible on your screen.

To start capturing, go back to LongShot and tap on the camera icon. The app will begin capturing the screen automatically based on your selected capture method and delay.

Note that if you chose “Tile” mode, you may need to manually scroll through the content for LongShot to capture multiple screenshots.

Step 6: Review and Edit

After LongShot finishes capturing, it will display a preview of your long screenshot. You can review it and make any necessary edits or adjustments.

  • Crop: If there are any unwanted areas in your long screenshot, use LongShot’s built-in cropping tool to remove them.
  • Annotate: LongShot also offers annotation tools for adding text, arrows, shapes, and other elements to your screenshot.

Step 7: Save or Share

Once you are satisfied with your long screenshot, tap on the save icon within LongShot’s editing interface. You can choose a location on your device’s storage to save the image.

If you wish to share the long screenshot directly from LongShot, tap on the share icon and select the desired sharing method, such as email, messaging apps, or social media platforms.

That’s it! You have successfully taken a long screenshot on your Android device using LongShot or a similar app. Now you can capture and share entire webpages, chat conversations, or any other content that extends beyond a single screen.

Remember to experiment with different apps and settings to find the best fit for your specific device and requirements. Happy screenshotting!

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