If you’re a blogger, tweeter or regular garden geek, you’ll like this little iPhone tip. It’s not an earth mover, but you will say “Oooo“.
As someone who blogs, but lacks design skills, I find the process of creating images – particularly screenshots (aka screen captures) – to use in my posts a little clunky. I don’t have Photoshop, so I bodge it using trusty old Paint. Results can be a little hit and miss.
That changes with the discovery on my iPhone of the screen capture feature. I found it by accident, after an image of a webpage I’d read earlier appeared in my Photo album. A little bit of digging revealed how my clumsy fingers had stumbled upon this niffy little tool.
Capturing a screen shot
It’s quite simple.
- Find the image / webpage you want to screen grab
- Hold the ‘home’ button at the base of the iPhone
- Press the ‘power/sleep’ on the top of the iPhone
- There will be a white ‘flare’ on the screen and an audible click as the image is captured
- That’s it! Open the Photo album on your iPhone to locate the image file
You now have a file on your iPhone you can upload to your blog / website or tweet to a friend.
Bonus Tip: If a friend foolishly leaves his iPhone unsecured in your presence, you can always screengrab a copy of his iPhone home screen and set it as Wallpaper. I’m not condoning this childish behaviour, but I’m just saying…