Many of us take screenshots regularly for various purposes. Whether it be to point out something for a friend, to capture a piece of important information for future review, or to illustrate something in your blog, screenshots can be useful to everyone. Sometimes the screenshots we take can be shared immediately depending on their purpose.
However in order to convey the intended meaning you may wish to edit the screenshot you took. This could be done by adding some arrows and text for example. On the other hand you may wish to resize your screenshot or even draw on it.
Usually the screenshot is taken using the default power button + volume down key combination on android and later retrieved on a computer for editing.
However, what if you could both take the screenshot and edit it with a single app? If the back and forth between phone and computer has been a bother to you, you should give Ashampoo Snap for Android devices a try as it offers users the ability to both take and edit screenshots.
Today we will be looking at the free version of this app and how it can be utilized to enhance screenshot capture on your Android device.
By default Ashampoo Snap will automatically fetch screenshots taken by using the default screen capture key combination in Android. You can also select photos which are already on the device and edit them with Snap. You can also take a picture with the camera app and then edit it within Snap as well which is quite neat.
After a screenshot has been retrieved and it is ready for editing, you will be able to use a variety of editing tools to alter your images to your delight. You will have access to the following features:
- Draw with pencil
- Draw shapes
- Add text
- Add emoticons
You can pinch outwards/inwards to alter the zoom level of a picture in order to make working on it easier.
You can also rotate an image to your preference.
After you have finished working on your desired image you can choose to save it in either the PNG or JPG format. You can also share your work across a wide array of apps supported by Android sharing.
As stated before, this is the free version of Snap that was reviewed. If you choose to make the step up to the paid version you will be afforded the following additional features:
- No ads
- Image scaling supported
- AshWeb upload: Upload images to AshWeb and share unique links
- Enable/disable Notification Bar messages
- Many additional stamps/cliparts
If you regularly take screenshots on your Android device, this app is definitely worth checking out.
Although I did not use Ashampoo to edit these screenshots, in most cases Ashampoo will be more than enough and should definitely server your needs. I chose to use a different app for editing simply because I wished to use the numbering feature seen in one of the above screenshots.
If you regularly take screenshots on your Android device, this app is definitely worth checking out. This is quite a useful tool and could potentially save quite a bit of time as it can cut out having to upload screenshots onto your computer for editing. Users may only need to include their computers in the editing step when looking for a specialized feature like numbering.