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How to take a screenshot

Because after years of computing, some people just don't know how.

Why have another "How to screenshot" website?

Take A Screenshot is, probably, the most popular reference for how to take a screenshot. It's definitely high up on every Google search on the topic, so I imagine they get a lot of traffic. When I started this project in 2017, the site was using an old version of jQuery, was covered in ads, and made around 50 web requests.

Here's what they've done since then:

  • Updated jQuery, added dark mode, and removed the share widgets (credit where it's due).
  • Added more ads.

All of this takes away from the fact that it's a website about taking a screenshot. It should be simple, tell you how to take a screenshot, then get out of your way. That's what I set out to create.


Contributions are welcome. Fork, make changes, create a Pull Request.

A few points to consider as you make changes:

  • The site must work on mobile devices.
  • The site must work without Javascript enabled.
    • Only scripts should be to register service worker, service worker itself, and analytics.
  • Reduce network requests.
    • Don't use <img/> tags, use inline <svg> instead.


A big thank you to the following people for their contributions to this project:

  • @ExperiBass: Adding instructions for GNOME screenshot to the Linux page
  • @dgw: Adding instructions for transferring screenshots off of Switch
  • /u/Charlie7Mason and @bem13: Suggestions for the Windows instructions
  • @IsaacHatton: Adding basic JS platform detection on the homepage

Things to work on


  • Better diagrams
  • Translation
  • Other keyboard layouts


  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iOS
  • XBox
  • PS4
  • PS5
    • Images
  • Steam
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Steam Deck
  • 3rd party programs (?)
  • Webpages (browser extension) (?)


📸 A website to inform how to take screenshots on different platforms







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