CMD + Shift + 4 - Partial screenshot feature on iPad possible?

docc

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Hi,

Is there anyway I can take a partial screenshot on an iPad like with the Mac? Natively, I'm not able to find anything so I was wondering if there is an app that has similar functionality.

I read a lot of pdf's on my iPad and taking partial screenshots of diagrams and tables is extremely useful for quick reference later on. I can take a full page screenshot but that isn't a very efficient alternative.
 

Mernak

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I would suggest doing a full page screenshot, and then going into Photos, clicking Edit, and then you can crop the image down the the relevant part there
 
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docc

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I would suggest doing a full page screenshot, and then going into Photos, clicking Edit, and then you can crop the image down the the relevant part there
That's what I'm currently doing but that's too many steps for a very simple thing like a screenshot.

There was a very handy feature called scrapbooker on Samsung that worked brilliantly.
 

Mernak

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That's what I'm currently doing but that's too many steps for a very simple thing like a screenshot.

There was a very handy feature called scrapbooker on Samsung that worked brilliantly.
You probably won't be able to get anything on iOS similar unless you jailbreak your phone, Android apps are less constrained in what permissions they can have, whereas iOS won't let you do stuff like screen capture other applications or the home screen.
 

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Since its available on OS X I was hoping it should be easy to port since the iPads have keyboard support.
 

ForkHandles

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There's an app for that on the App Store called skitch. The key press combinations are all online for partial screen grabs, my experience is that you need to use all five fingers on the left hand to get the right combination of fn, cmd, alt, shift and Esc

Oops sorry thought you said Mac!
 

rigormortis

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You probably won't be able to get anything on iOS similar unless you jailbreak your phone, Android apps are less constrained in what permissions they can have, whereas iOS won't let you do stuff like screen capture other applications or the home screen.
Android forces every single permission on you. If you want Facebook then you have to live with 21 separate things being enabled. Some of us don't want our phone books being sent to Facebook.


I borrowed a s6 edge and I was not allowed to disable Netflix over cellular. All I could do is limit its background activity. So much for being less constrained

The android experience was bizarre. The phone company some how prevented me from disabling Individual apps from using my cellular connection, but if I ran hotspot in the background while watching a movie, I got a pop up every minute to remind me the hotspot was still on and I had to click on ok , so I could go back to my tv show.

But the best less constraining feature by far is tie between seeing advertisements on my lock and home screens and voice mail versus being warned not to check the weather more then every 6 hours or you might get a charge on your phone bill. At least with the Amazon kindle I can save or pay $20 and have a choice if I want ads.

Yeah. We won't let you save money and turn off cellular data for individual apps, just stop checking to see if it's raining. ,ok ?!?!?!?!?

Your screen capture claim is false. You can capture the screen on anything.. The only time where your not allowed to save the screen is if you use QuickTime externally to record Netflix

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VanFruniken

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Since its available on OS X I was hoping it should be easy to port since the iPads have keyboard support.
On the iPad Pro keyboard at least, you can simply type Cmd-Shift-4 to find yourself in an image editor with the full screen contents surrounded with crop corners (instead of the crosshairs selection procedure on OSX). When ready, you are prompted for the filename to save the cropped (and possibly edited) image to Photos.
 

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