Found a cool feature by mistake, but lost itSupport


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  1. 13ilgal

    13ilgal Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Maybe someone can help me find (again) this feature I stumbled on.

    I have a Wi-Fi only Note GT-N8013 (US) running the new JB 4.1.2.

    I was playing around on the main Home screen and accidently hit the key that takes a screen shot. (Nothing new - haha). However, this time, instead of going into the clipboard, the screen shot immediately displayed with a small selection of editing tools. Since I had the stylus in my hand, I just started writing on the image. No switching to the Clipboard (through the Gallery), no choosing an app. I just started writing. I believe there was a writing tool, an eraser, and maybe a crop tool, all in the left corner. I wrote on the shot and saved it.

    OK - so I liked that feature and tried to replicate the behavior. Displayed a page, pressed screenshot. Now I just get a notification that the shot was saved to the clipboard. When I open it, and choose "Edit", my editing options are to use PS Touch or Paper Artist.

    Does anyone know what I did in paragraph one, and how I can regain that cool functionality of taking a screen shot and immediately being able to write on it?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. 13ilgal

    13ilgal Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry - figured it out and maybe this will help someone.

    I took the screen shot NOT with the button on the home screen, but by holding down the button on the S-Pen, then long-pressing on the image. This took a screen shot, popped up the image and gave me the editing tools to write on the picture.

    I do seem to recall now that another forum user shared this tip but I'd forgotten it.

    Have fun with screenshots! :)
     
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  3. CrockettGTO

    CrockettGTO Well-Known Member

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    So many times people post and then resolve the issue but fail to come back to share with the community
     
  4. kewa

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    If you just press and hold down the normal screenshot button the tools appear without using the pen. In discovered this by accident too but it's a cool feature

    Kewa
     
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    Galaxy Tab2 47 Well-Known Member

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    Ok I found the button on S pen, never even noticed it before.
     
  6. CrockettGTO

    CrockettGTO Well-Known Member

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    the nice part is having both options, being able to do this with the S-Pen for those with alternative launchers is great!
     
  7. davidfarquhar

    davidfarquhar Active Member

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    I hadn't noticed the ability to draw on the screenshot thanks for posting that. I usually use it to crop the image, but annotating it as well is cool
     

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