If you want to screenshot a web page, register a payment made online or send a picture of something on the screen to a friend, you should know how to take a screenshot on Chromebook.
It is not obvious how this can be achieved on a Chromebook since there is no ‘Prt Scr’ button on the keyboard, but it is straightforward to screenshot on Chromebook.
Different methods to screenshot on Chromebook
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Can I use a keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot on a Chromebook?
Yes. The fastest way to capture an image on the screen is to use the shortcut key combination that is already present in Chrome OS. To do this, you have to hold down the Ctrl key and then press the Description key simultaneously. The latter can be found in the center of the top row and looks like a square with two vertical lines to its right.
After pressing this, you should see a box in the bottom right of the screen that shows the image you have captured.
If you click on this, you can edit it, or you can select the Copy to Clipboard option if you want to paste it immediately into an email, message or document.
Are there screen capture applications for Chromebooks?
Yes, there are. If you want more control over which parts of the screen you capture, the best route would be to visit the Chrome Web Store and download one of the many dedicated screen capture applications.
Nimbus is a good option, since it not only allows you to select a specific area of the screen you want to capture, but there are also provisions to record videos from the screen.
To use Nimbus, install the extension from the Chrome Store, then right-click (or touch the touchpad with two fingers) on the N icon that should now appear in the upper right corner of your browser window.
A menu will pop up from which you should select Nimbus Screenshot> Selected area.
Now just highlight the part of the screen you want to capture, click on the icon to mark when finished and you can save the image on your hard drive or Google Drive account.
It is also worth experimenting with the other features offered by Nimbus, as it is a useful little application.