# Capturing Screenshots

# Capturing Screenshot via Android Studio

  1. Open Android Monitor Tab
  2. Click on Screen Capture Button Android Studio (opens new window)

# Capturing Screenshot via ADB and saving directly in your PC

If you use Linux (or Windows with Cygwin), you can run:

adb shell screencap -p | sed 's/\r$//' > screenshot.png

# Taking a screenshot of a particular view

If you want to take a screenshot of a particular View v, then you can use the following code:

Bitmap viewBitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(v.getWidth(), v.getHeight(), Bitmap.Config.RGB_565);
Canvas viewCanvas = new Canvas(viewBitmap);
Drawable backgroundDrawable = v.getBackground();

if(backgroundDrawable != null){
    // Draw the background onto the canvas.
    // Draw the view onto the canvas.

// Write the bitmap generated above into a file.
String fileStamp = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyyMMdd_HHmmss").format(new Date());
OutputStream outputStream = null;
    imgFile = new File(Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory(Environment.DIRECTORY_PICTURES), fileStamp + ".png");
    outputStream = new FileOutputStream(imgFile);
    viewBitmap.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.PNG, 40, outputStream);
catch(Exception e){

# Capturing Screenshot via Android Device Monitor

  1. Open Android Device Monitor (* ie C:<ANDROID_SDK_LOCATION>\tools\monitor.bat*)
  2. Select your device
  3. Click on Screen Capture Button

Android Device Monitor (opens new window)

# Capturing Screenshot via ADB

Example below saves a screenshot on Devices's Internal Storage.

adb shell screencap /sdcard/screen.png