How to Easily Take Partial Screenshot on Android

Last Updated: December 9, 2016

Have you ever wanted to capture or use a particular part of a screenshot? If the answer is yes, then use this tutorial to learn how to take partial screenshot on Android instantly without going to the gallery.

Take Partial Screenshot on Android

Taking screenshots is something you have been doing for quite some time. How you take the screenshot on your Android device depends on the model you have, but as a general rule, it only takes a few buttons.

You might take a screenshot to save a Snapchat picture or for a tutorial like this one. Whatever the reason is for taking a screenshot is, what happens after might be a drag for some.

Let’s say you take a screenshot of something you want to save to your Dropbox account. You take the screenshot and then go to your phone’s gallery, tap on the picture and then tap on the share icon.

If you think about it, it’s not that much of a big deal, but did you know that there is an easier and faster way to do that? The words you want to remember are Screenshot Crop & Share. It’s an app not many know about, and that is not getting the attention it deserves.

Take Partial Screenshot on Android Device

When you first launch the app, you will be taken through a quick introduction as to what the app has to offer. You will need to give the OK for some permission, but don’t worry, it doesn’t ask for anything out of the ordinary. It’s not like a dictionary app I once almost installed that asked permission to make calls.

The app is not going to change how your Android device takes screenshots. Everything is going to continue to work as usual. Let’s take out first screenshot, shall we? Pull up on your display whatever it is you want to take a screenshot of.

Use the methods you always use to take your screenshots and shortly after taking it; you will see some options appear. The options will appear as blue circles to the right of your display (at least that’s how they looked on my phone).

How to Take a Screenshot of part of the display

The first option on the top is the pencil icon that allows you to take the partial screenshots. Tap on it and the flexible grid should appear. Now, just adjust the grid to what you want to take the partial screenshot of.

Take a Partial Screenshot on Android device

At the bottom, you see a series options such as share, save, erase, ok, and two other useful features. If you tap on the crop icon, you will gain access to even more features. You can blur out text (paid feature), text recognition (paid feature), instantly get a full view of the screenshot and you can also draw on it.

Change the Form of The Screenshot Grid

To the side of the crop icon, is an option where you can choose the size of the screenshot grid. You can make a choice between a circle, a rectangle, and a square.

Partial screenshot on Android

This is an app I am definitely keeping on my phone, but if there is one thing I would improve is how it lags just a tad after you tap on the share icon. It gives you a Please Wait message that last about 3 seconds or so, it’s not instant. Besides that, the app works like a charm.

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Final Thoughts

Before if you wanted to do anything with your screenshots, you would either have to go to your device’s gallery or any third-party app. With this screenshot app, you can do things such as share it with any app you have on your device or even draw on it.

If you take a screenshot, but then change your mind and don’t want to do anything to it, just tap anywhere on the screen, and the blue options go away. The app only takes up 31MB of your device’s storage and makes taking a screenshot a whole lot easier. Do you think that you will give the app a try? Leave a comment and let me know.


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