How To Screenshot on Skype

Last updated on June 12, 2015 by

Skype is a messaging app used by people to communicate with others via message chatting, audio calling and video calling.  Basically, the importance of taking a screenshot is to show to people exactly what you want others to see on your screen. Additionally, people can also take a screenshot of video calls made through Skype. Although Skype has a lot of users and subscribers already, most of them are still not sure how to take a screenshot on Skype. Actually, this messaging app does not possess this feature. Instead, users need to use their PC’s function to take screenshot or a third party tool to do so. Check in this video for the quick workaround about how to screenshot on Skype for Windows:

No matter you prefer to use keyboard to take screenshot for sharing via Skype or let a screenshot tool to assist in it, we have reviewed the best solutions for you in taking a Skype screenshot using different operating systems.

I.Best Tools to screenshot on Skype (Win & Mac)

II. Default Ways to Screenshot Skype (Windows 7)

III. Default Ways to Screenshot Skype (Windows 8 )

IV. Tricks for Making Screenshots of Skype (Mac OS)

V.Additional Tricks for Sharing Image via Skype

I. Best Tools to Use to Screenshot on Skype on All Platforms

Apart from the built-in features of the different operating systems, there are also free online tools which can help to screenshot on Skype.

1. Apowersoft Screen Capture Pro

This is a professional screen cap program which needs to be installed to be able to use. This is a straight forward tool as you can eventually screenshot Skype window or any part of the screen that you want to capture using its 10 capture modes. It also has two sets of editing tool, a simple editor for doing basic editing and an advanced editor for more complex editing. It even has a Task Scheduler which is helpful in capturing screenshot while you’re out. To use this tool, follow the steps below:

a. Download, install and launch Apowersoft Screen Capture Pro.


b. Once installed, start the application and then begin with your Skype conversation.

c. After that, choose a capture mode that you want and an image editor to use.

d. When ready, click the camera icon to trigger the screenshot.

e. Select all-in-one and tick the ‘simple editor’.

f. When you’re finished, you can then save your screenshot by clicking the save button.

Additionally, this tool also has a shortcut key to make it easier to take screenshots. Simply click on “Prnt Scr” key and you can eventually screenshot anything you want to capture.

2. Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder

This online tool’s main feature is to record the screen of a computer to produce a high quality video. However, it as well has the function of taking a screenshot, giving users high quality images. To use this tool, simply follow the steps below:

online screen recorder screenshot

a. Go to Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder page.

b. Click on “Start Recording” button and wait for the tool to appear on the screen.

c. Click “Screenshot” tab which is found at the upper part of the tool.

d. Drag a region on the window where Skype window is located to make a screenshot for it and then click on the disc icon to save the file.

II. How to Screenshot Skype on Windows 7

The easiest way to capture Skype on Windows 7 is to press the “Prnt Scr (print screen)” button. When you already clicked on the key, no notification will be given. Simply open “Paint” after clicking on the “Prnt Scr” key and then paste the Skype screenshot on the editing board. Edit the image if you need to and then click on the disc icon or simply press the combination of “Ctrl + S” shortcut keys to save the screenshot on the computer. Don’t forget to choose the file format and put on the file name. In case more than one window is open, just click on Skype window and then press the combination of “Alt + Prnt Scr” keys to capture a single window. Make sure that t is above all the others.

Alt and /or Print screen

III. How to Screenshot Skype on Windows 8

To take a screenshot on Windows 8 is not as tough as we think. If the Skype app is in full screen mode and you want to capture it, simply press “Windows” and “Prnt Scr” keys at the same time. Moreover, just like Windows 7 OS, you can as well take a screenshot of an active window by pressing “Alt+Prnt Scr” keys.

windows and prnt scr

IV. 3 Ways For People to Screenshot Skype on Mac

It is also easy to take a screenshot of Skype on Mac computers. Actually, Mac has 3 different ways to offer to help people about how to screenshot on Skype. To capture an active Skype window, simply press “Command + Shift + 4” and then hit the “Spacebar”. If in case Skype is in full screen mode and you want to capture it, press the key combination of “Command + Shift + 3”. Additionally, to screenshot a portion of the desktop press the “Command + Shift + 4” key combination.

how to screenshot on skype mac

V. Additonal Tricks for Sharing Image via Skype

If in any case you want to share something on Skype which you found on the web, Webpage Screenshot Capture is perfect. This is an online tool and it captures a webpage in just a click and saves the image in the free Cloud storage provided by the website. In addition to this, any images taken can be edited freely using this online tool. You can add text, colors, shapes, blurry effects and more. Follow the steps below to use this tool:

Webpage Screenshot tool

a. Go to Webpage Screenshot Capture page.

b. Copy the link of the webpage you want to screenshot.

c. Paste the link in the URL box.

d. Click on “Take Screenshot” tab to capture the webpage.

e. Save the image on the Cloud free space provided by the site.

Those are the different ways on how to screen shot on Skype. Taking a screenshot of a conversation or taking shots of a video call is now so easy. Although there is a built in features on your PC’s operating system, it is still recommended to make use of the free tools in order to get high quality images.

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