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How to Take Screenshot of Skype Calls

snapshot on skype The screenshot option is common across devices, like computers and mobile smart devices like smartphones and tablets. On that note, there are many reasons why people take a screenshot. However, the most common reason is for sharing to other people, what you actually see on your screen. The same can be said when you take screenshots on Skype. The primary reason is you want to share your Skype conversation images to those who are not present. With that being said, you can’t settle for low-quality images, which brings us to the tools below. Featured below are some tools and ways to screenshot Skype across devices.

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How to Take Screenshot of Skype with Screen Grabber Premium

If you are searching for a quick way to take a screenshot in Skype, then you can try Screen Grabber Pemmium. This is a web-based tool that helps you to capture Skype calls and save them into several formats such as JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, and more. Also, you can save all your screenshots in HD quality. Aside from that, it can be used to capture anything from your computer screen without any limitations. One of the good things about this software is that you can customize the captured image by selecting its editing features. To know more about how to utilize this software, see the instructions below.

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Step 1 Download and Install the Software on your PC

To begin, install the software on your by clicking one of the "Download" buttons above. The installation will appear showing the instructions on how to install it, just follow to fully save the tool on your PC. After that, open it to access its main interface.

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Step 2 Start Taking Skype Screenshots

From here, open your skype on your PC to capture. Launch the tool and hit the "Screen Capture" button. Use your mouse to drag an area that you wish to capture. Besides, you can edit the captured image by selecting from the editing functions.

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Step 3 Save or Share the Screenshot

After editing, you can now save the screenshot by clicking the "Save" icon from the floating toolbar. A window will then appear showing a folder where you want to save your captured Skype calls.

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How to Capture Skype Screenshot on Windows

As mentioned above, screenshot option is included on computer devices, including Windows PC. As for most PC users, most of them know that to take a screenshot, you will need to use your keyboard. This is true as there are two ways to utilize the screenshot feature within a Windows PC. On that note, here are two ways to capture Skype and general screenshots on Windows.

1. Capture Skype Screenshots and Edit Them

Step 1 Launch Skype

On your Windows PC, launch the Skype app and start up a conversation. When you feel like taking a screenshot, simply press the "PrtSc" key on your keyboard. There will be no indication that the screenshot was taken so you don’t need to be alarmed.

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Step 2 Paste the Image and Start Editing

Next, launch the "Paint" application on your Windows PC, and then press "CTRL+V" keys together to paste the screenshot. From there, you will be able to edit the image and retain only the Skype image.

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Step 3 Save the Skype Screenshot

Finally, you can click the "File" tab and then select "Save as." Choose the format that you want and then select the location where to save the file.

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2. Save a Skype Screenshot of the Entire Screen

Step 1 Take a Screenshot of the Entire Screen

The same procedure applies to this method. First, launch the Skype app, but now go full-screen mode. Next, press the "Windows+PrtSc" keys together on your keyboard. Unlike the first method, there will be an indication that the screenshot was captured.


Step 2 View the Screenshot

To see the image that you just captured, open the "File Explorer" window, and then click "Picture." There will be a folder named "Screenshot" and you need to open it. From the said folder, you will find all screenshots captured using the "Windows/FN+PrtSc" method.

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How to Screenshot Skype Call on Mac

Skype is also available on Mac, which also has a way to capture screenshots. The steps are easy and you won’t have any problem as a Mac user. Here are the steps to take a screenshot on your Mac device.

Step 1 Open the Skype Application

Launch the Skype app on your Mac, and start a video call. To capture a screenshot, press the "Command+Shift+4" keys on your keyboard. The pointer cursor will then change into a screenshot cursor, and you need to click the Skype window to capture it entirely. A shutter sound will be the indication that the screenshot was captured.

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Step 2 View the Captured Screenshot

To view the screenshot, head to your desktop screen. Choose the image that you want and open it using "Preview." The screenshot is saved in PNG format.

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How to Screenshot Skype on iPhone and iPad

Next, we have the simple way to take a screenshot in Skype on iOS. This method is not that entirely different from the previous one, since it is also on mobile. However, there is a slight change since its more convenient in-terms of the buttons involved. Follow the steps below to start taking screenshots on Skype iOS.

Step 1 Enable the Assistive Touch Button

First, you need to add the screenshot button on the "Assistive Touch" menu. To do so, go to "Settings," and then tap "General" and then tap "Accessibility." Tap the "Touch" section and enable the "Assistive Touch" button. Next, you need to add the screenshot option to the Assistive Touch menu. Tap the virtual button of Assistive Touch, and then tap the "More" button. Select "Screenshot" from the menu and it will be then added to the menu.

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Step 2 Open Skype iOS App

If you don't have a Skype on iOS yet, then install it first from the App Store. After that, launch the app on iOS, and then use it as intended. To start capturing a screenshot, tap the "Assistive Touch" menu and then tap "Screenshot." The image will be then captured and you can tap the "Done" button to save it on your iOS device.

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How to Capture Skype Call on Android Devices

Android users can also use Skype using the mobile app. These days, Skype on mobile plays a huge part in bridging the gap between people. This is because you can have a conversation with someone far away anywhere you go. Alongside that, capturing Skype mobile screenshots also became possible. With that being said, here are the steps in taking Skype screenshots on Android.

Step 1 Install the Skype App on Android

First, you have to have a Skype app on your Android device. Get it from the Google Play Store by tapping the "Install" button. After that, launch the app and start up a conversation.

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Step 2 Capture Screenshot on Android

When the moment to take a screenshot arrives, you can press the "Volume down" + "Power" button together. The screenshot will be then saved on the Android device gallery. Repeat the step to capture more images. You can open the photo gallery of your Android device after the Skype conversation to check the images.

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Extra Tip: How to Quickly Send a Skype Screenshot

If you want to share the screenshot that you just captured with the other party, then you won’t have to create a file as it is. As a matter of fact, there is a much more convenient way to send a screenshot without opening any application. All you need to do is capture the screenshot of the Skype conversation, and then switch back to the Skype app. Click the text field, and then press the "CTRL+V" keys to paste the image. Skype will then process the image and will add a timestamp to it automatically. You can now send your screenshot via Skype instantly by pressing the "Enter" key.

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Posted by Trafalgar Law to Take Screenshots

Last updated on August 8, 2020

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