Take a Screenshot

Follow the instructions below to create a screenshot.

Use this guide if you need to quickly share PCC EHR, Partner, Patient Portal, or Pocket Partner output with a PCC Support member, or if you want to take a picture of your screen for some other reason.

Windows 7 Screenshots

Open the Snipping Tool

Click on the Start button and type “Snip” into the search box. Then click “Snipping Tool”.

Snip an Image

Click and drag to select a portion of your screen. You can also click “New” and click and drag to take another screenshot.

Share

After you snip an image, you can immediately paste that image into an e-mail or another program. Click on the File menu and select Paste.

You can also click the floppy disk icon, “Save Snip”, and follow the onscreen instructions to save the image as a file on your computer. Then you can attach that image to an e-mail or transfer it another program.

Macintosh OSX Screenshots

Press command-shift-4

Hold down the command key and the shift key, and then press 4. (On some keyboards, the command key contains a square squiggle or an apple symbol.)

Select Your Screenshot

Click and drag the area you wish to capture.

Share

Your image will be saved to your desktop. You can open it in preview or an image editor program, or attach it to an e-mail.

Note: In addition to command-shift-4, you can also press command-shift-3 to capture the entire screen.

Linux Terminal Workstations (Gnome, KDE, Most Other Linux Operating Systems)

Select Your Window

Click to select the window that you wish to capture.

Press Alt-Print Screen

On your keyboard, hold down the Alt key and press the Print Screen key. On some keyboards, the Alt key may be the option key, and the Print Screen key may read “PrtScn” or similar.

Choose Where to Save the Image

Use the dialog box to choose where to save the file.

Share

Linux will save your image. You can open it in an image editor program or attach it to an e-mail.

iOS Device (iPhone, iPad)

Hold Home and Press Sleep/Wake

Press and hold the home button and then immediately press your device’s Sleep/Wake button.

Note: The Home button is a central button on the front of your device, the Sleep/Wake button is on the top of the device.

Wait for Click Sound or Flash

After one second, the iOS will capture a screenshot. It will indicate the image was taken with a click sound or a flash. You can release the two buttons.

Share

iOS saves your image into the Camera Roll on your device, inside the Photos app. You can open the Photos app and share the image, composing a new e-mail message or posting it somewhere else.

Android Device

Screenshots for an Android smart phone do not all work in the same way. Here are the instructions for a 2012 or later Android 4.0 phone.

Hold Volume Down and Press Power

Press and hold the Volume Down button and then immediately press your device’s Power button.

Note: The Home button is a central button on the front of your device, the Sleep/Wake button is on the top of the device.

Wait for Screen Flash

Within a couple seconds, the screen will flash and you can release the buttons.

Share

Android saves your image into the Gallery on your device. You can open the Gallery and share the image, composing a new e-mail message or posting it somewhere else.

  • Last modified: August 3, 2015