If you’re anything like me, you’ve found yourself in a situation where you need to take a screenshot of something on your Android tablet, but you also need to edit or annotate it in some way. Maybe you need to blur out a personal detail before sharing the screenshot with someone, or maybe you need to draw an arrow or circle around something to point it out. Whatever the case may be, there’s an app for that.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to take a screenshot on an Android tablet, and then how to edit and annotate it using the excellent Skitch app from Evernote.
1. Taking the screenshot
The first thing you need to do is take the screenshot. On most Android tablets, you can do this by pressing the power button and the volume down button at the same time. You should hear a camera shutter sound and see a brief animation, and the screenshot will be saved to your tablet’s storage.
2. Opening the screenshot in Skitch
Now that you have the screenshot, it’s time to open it in Skitch. If you don’t have Skitch installed, you can get it for free from the Google Play Store.
Once Skitch is installed, open it and tap the “+” button to add a new image. Select the “Screenshot” option and choose the screenshot you just took.
3. Editing the screenshot
Now that the screenshot is open in Skitch, you can edit it however you like. To annotate the screenshot, tap the “Annotate” button and choose from the various drawing and typing tools.
To blur out part of the screenshot, tap the “Blur” button and then use your finger to draw a box around the area you want to blur.
When you’re done editing, tap the “Done” button.
4. Saving the screenshot
The last thing you need to do is save the screenshot. Tap the “Share” button and choose how you want to share the screenshot. You can save it to your tablet’s storage, upload it to an online service like Dropbox or Google Drive, or send it via email or another messaging service.
And that’s all there is to it! With these simple steps, you can take a screenshot on your Android tablet and edit or annotate it using the Skitch app.