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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by angldvl81, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. angldvl81

    angldvl81 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Been looking for an app to do screen grabs. Searched the market and the free ones all hve low ratings. The paid ones are all higher which is good, but makes it difficult for me to decide. Who has what and how do you like it? Simplicity of it?

    *if you're not rooted, please move on. These apps require root, and therefore you won't be able to help.

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  2. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    pretty sure drocap2 is the most popular of the screen capture apps.

    Tha said, if you're willing to install the SDK, you can get excellent screengrabs over USB very easily (and of course free).
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  3. angldvl81

    angldvl81 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Free is always good in my book! Seems to be decent enough and what I'm looking for. Thx!
  4. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Android Enthusiast

    I used drocap2 for awhile, until CM built screenshots in to the ROM.
  5. Mohammad_Adib

    Mohammad_Adib Well-Known Member

    Yeah, so you just install the android sdk, and wherever you installed it (in the folder) you can find /tools/ddms.bat and ddms basically detects all devices and can get the live screen shot of it at any time in the correct resolution too. Make sure to have drivers installed that was the hardest part for me. Also there is an alternative that "records" your screen its called droid@screen and all you have to do is give it the path to adb.exe (which should be somewhere in your %appdata%/ roaming i believe) and it will capture your phone's screen over and over about 5 times a second(at max) to create a video-taping effect. It's great for presentations but not games where there is a lot of movement :) because the picture gets distorted. Here is the link to Droid@Screen: Droid@Screen | RiboComments. and here is a link to how to use ddms: How to Screen Capture your Android Phone? - YouTube

    *PS you can save still images with droid@screen also (in jpg format).
  6. lumix

    lumix Newbie

    It will really be nice if there is a screen grab that don't require Android SDK or rooting.
  7. Mohammad_Adib

    Mohammad_Adib Well-Known Member

    :D darn isnt that what we are all looking for? no root, no hassle, just on phone. There's no root screen shot in the market thats more hassle to get running than installing the SDK...i think ddms is the easiest. honestly how hard can installing the sdk be :| just download, put it in a folder and hit install...but if you dont wanna hook your phone to pc to get screenshot then...well I've looked everywhere for an app that does not require root and not found anything so I guess droid@screen and ddms is all the aid i can offer :D.

    On the market "No Root Screen-Shot it": https://market.android.com/details?id=com.edwardkim.android.screenshotitfullnoroot&hl=en

    Here is what you have to do to make it work >.> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbbnu1JoyII&feature=player_embedded
  8. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    Exact same here. If you don't use CM7 then Drocap2 is the best option IMO.

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