Some Android phones have had scrollable screenshots for years, but now that Apple added the function to iOS 13 for iPhone, it should be standard on all phones. Fortunately, if your Android does not come with the ability to take long and vertical screenshots, you can download an application that makes this feature to the masses.
Scrollable screenshots are useful when you want to record a text conversation, capture a web page, and many other scenarios. Maybe you are following a recipe or instructions and would like a complete and unique photo. Instead of taking multiple images, you can create a giant succinct photo that spans several pages in any vertical scrolling application, and you don’t even need to join the screenshots.
Step 1: Download LongShot
First, you will need the LongShot application, so open your Play Store application and search for “LongShot for long screen capture” or use the link below to install it. LongShot has over a million downloads and is compatible with ads. You have the option to remove ads if you wish.
Step 2: Configure the application
Start the LongShot application. Request access to photos and media on your device. The application needs this access to help join your photos, so press the “Allow” button.
Optionally, if your device is running Android 7.0 or higher, you can enable «Auto-Scroll.» With automatic scrolling, the application will take photos and scroll through you.
To enable this feature, you must grant Accessibility permission. Press the “Automatic scrolling” checkbox; then, you will be asked to activate the Accessibility function. Press OK. » On the «Accessibility» screen, search for the LongShot application and press its name. It will be taken to the LongShot accessibility screen.
From here, activate the accessibility options for LongShot, then a pop-up window will appear. Press the “Accept” button and return to the application. When you return, the “Auto Scroll” function should be enabled.
Step 3: Take a Scrolling Screenshot
Once on the main screen of the application, press the blue square button with the camera shutter icon. When you do this, a pop-up window will appear that says it will capture what is on your screen. Press «Start now». When you do this, you will be taken to your home screen. Then, drag the tool by moving it to the gray area.
You should now go to the application where you would like to take a scrollable screenshot. When ready, press the green «Start» button. If the option “Automatic scrolling” is enabled, the phone will automatically scroll through the rest of the page it is on and takes the long screen capture if you want to stop taking the photo before the end of the page, press on the red line. When you do this, you will be taken to a new screen to adjust your image.
If you do not want to grant the application accessibility options or if you are running pre-Android 7, you can still take a scrollable screenshot. The process is the same, but you must scroll manually and slowly down the page. When you have captured what you want, press the “Done” button.
Step 4: Edit your image
Once the screenshot has been captured, you will have the opportunity to correct any imperfections that the application may have made. For example, in our first image below, you can see that the images are not perfectly aligned.
So scroll vertically to review the screenshot. If you see a problem area, press the “Adjust” button next to it. You will be directed to a new screen where you can adjust the images to align them perfectly. You can scroll through the images or use the manual buttons at the top and bottom of the application. The adjusters at the top and bottom will adjust the image, moving the image up or down in so many pixels.
You must align these two images so that they look like a perfect image. When you have perfected a segment, press the “Done” button in the upper right corner, when you are satisfied with your image, press «Save.» You will also see a checkbox in the upper left corner that asks if you want to save all the images. If you touch this, the individual images will be saved along with the single long image.
After pressing save, you will be directed to a results page where you can see your image. If you press the “Browse” button, you will see a scrollable version in the full screen of your image. You do not have to use this menu to view your image. In fact, you can open the default Gallery or Photos application on your phone to view and share the long screen capture you just created.