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iPhone 2.0 adds screenshot mode

One of the many new, under-publicized features of iPhone Software 2.0 is the ability to take a screenshot of whatever happens to be on the iPhone’s screen at the time. The process is simple: hold down the home button, and then quickly press the sleep/wake button on the top of the phone. Once the buttons are released, the screen will flash white for a brief moment, letting you know the shot has been taken. The screenshot can then be found in the iPhone’s Camera Roll, and can be copied to a computer on the next sync, or emailed to a photo sharing service or to friends. This same tip should also work on the iPod touch, providing it has been updated to software 2.0. Screenshots are created in PNG format, as opposed to the JPEGs made by the iPhone’s Camera application.

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Copy/cut and Paste would be more useful.

Posted by centro on July 10, 2008 at 5:46 PM (CDT)


As would being able to turn off auto-rotation.

Posted by unusedal on July 10, 2008 at 6:11 PM (CDT)


Cool, I am going to try that right now!


Posted by Daniel (Palluxo! Editor) on July 10, 2008 at 10:55 PM (CDT)


This has actually been very useful so far since I updated.
It allows me to use pictures off of the internet as contact pictures or my wallpaper (I know you could do that before but all of the saving and crap was just a hassle)
I love it.

Posted by Jon Lindgren on July 11, 2008 at 3:15 AM (CDT)


Has anyone figured out how to do screen shots on iPod touch 2.0?

Posted by Hal on July 11, 2008 at 7:45 AM (CDT)


one can also save images by “pressing and holding” an image which will bring up a dialogue to save the image to the photogallery

Posted by save images on July 11, 2008 at 10:03 AM (CDT)


Where does the touch store the screenshot?

Posted by Stephen G. Horlick on July 14, 2008 at 10:33 AM (CDT)


It actually makes a new folder called “Saved Photos” It’s found in the phto “app”

Posted by Adam Leung on July 22, 2008 at 1:11 AM (CDT)


One more question, how do you get the images off of the touch on to your computer without mailing each and everyone?

Posted by Adam Leung on July 22, 2008 at 1:21 AM (CDT)


iPhoto will download them even though you can’t see them in the iPhoto preview - means you have to do a download all . .

Posted by Adrian Rudman on August 10, 2008 at 4:38 PM (CDT)

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