Friday, October 29, 2010

Android Device Screenshots

How did I get those clean screenshots of my Android home screen like those you've probably seen all over the place? It's easy!

Download and install the Android SDK from Google (its free and available for Mac, Windows, and Linux).

Look in the "tools" folder and launch the "ddms" application.

A new application will open, click on your device in the left-hand pane (should be the first thing in the list - even though it might have some weird gibberish name of numbers and letters). Now go to "Device" in the menu and select "Screen Capture."

A new window will pop up with an image of whatever is being displayed on the screen of your Android device. There are buttons to rotate it and save it. Give them a unique file name and save them to somewhere as PNG files and that's it!

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