If you have ever wanted to take a screenshot and weren't sure how, you've come to the right place! Sharing screenshots during game play is the perfect way to share any glitches you've experienced, show off your sweet new cues, or even your impressive game stats! Find your operating system below, click "Show" next to the spoiler and follow the directions listed. If you have any further questions regarding how to take screenshots, or other methods you have found helpful, feel free to post them here!
Taking a screenshot on Windows XP and prior Windows versions
This method works on Windows Vista and Windows 7 as well.
Taking a screenshot on Windows Vista and Windows 7
All previous Windows versions press "Print Screen" on keyboard and paste into the Paint program. If you so choose, you can do this on Vista and 7 as well.
1. Click the window you want to capture. Press Alt+Print Screen by holding down the Alt key and then pressing the Print Screen key. The Print Screen key is near the upper-right corner of your keyboard. (Depending on the type of keyboard you have, the exact key names on your keyboard may vary slightly.)
Note: If you so choose, You can take a screen shot of your entire desktop rather than just a
single window by pressing the Print Screen key without holding down the Alt key
2. Click Start, click Accessories, and then click Paint.
3. In the Paint window, click Edit, and then click Paste.
4. When the image appears in the Paint window, crop if you wish. Once finished, click File, and then click Save As.
5. In the Save As dialog box, in the File name box, type a name for the screen shot, and then click Save.
Taking a screenshot on Windows 8
Most methods for taking screenshots in previous Windows versions work for Windows 8.
1. Open the Snipping Tool by clicking the Start Menu, All Programs, Accessories, and then Snipping Tool.
2. Once you've opened the Snipping Tool, you can choose to take a variety of different types of screen captures. These include (1) "Hand-drawn" - ie drawn with the mouse, or the tablet pin on a tablet pc; (2) rectangle - which allows you to draw a rectangle to capture a specific area of your screen; (3) "active window" - which records only the window which is selected when you take your screenshot or (4) "full screen" -which takes a full screen shot, identical to what you would get by pressing the print screen button on a keyboard.
3. Finally, you can save your image as a GIF, bitmap, jpeg, or html file by selecting "save as" or select "send" to send the image as an email attachment. Still have questions? (Watch This!
1. Set up the screen as you wish for your screenshot.
Taking a screenshot on Mac OS X
This works for most modern versions of the OS X system of Apple Computers
2. Hold down the Windows Key and Print Screen
3. You will find a new screenshot in the Pictures folder in your Library
Taking a screenshot on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
This method works for all generations of the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad that have firmware 2.0 and higher.
Use the following keyboard commands to take a picture.
Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Control-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard
Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard
Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard
Note: Command-Shift-4 is the most popular amongst Apple users. It is a good option for those
who choose to not share their whole screen.
Taking a screenshot on Apple Watch
Although you cannot play 8 Ball Pool on your Apple Watch, this helps to screenshot any necessary information on your wearable device.
1. Open up the screen you would like to take a screenshot of.
2. Press and hold the round home button at the bottom, followed by pressing the power button at the top once. (Picture
3. The screen will briefly flash white.
4. Your photo will now be in your "Photos" app on your device.
Note: If you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, your power button is on the right-side of the
Note: To use your screenshot taken on your iOS device on the forum, you must upload it to an
image hosting website such as postimg.org or download the Photobucket App from the Apple
Taking a screenshot on an Android Device
This works for most modern Android devices including smartphones and tablets running Android 4.0 or later
Press and hold the side button on your Apple Watch, then immediately press and release the Digital Crown. After you take a screenshot, you can find it in the Photos app on your iPhone.
1. Hold down Volume Down and Power for one to two seconds. The screen will briefly flash white and save your entire screen.
2. Look for a Screenshots folder in your Gallery or Photos app.
"I see no flash and no screenshots. Is there something else I could try?"
1. Hold down Home and Power at once for one to two seconds. he screen will briefly flash white and save your entire screen.
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