Just like the iPhone and the iPod Touch, the iPad is able to take a screenshot, to capture the contents of its current screen as a new image.
This is very easy to do, and there is also a neat little trick for creating new images out of existing photos via the screenshot feature on the iPad.
Hit the jump for a quick run-through on these …
To Take a Screenshot on the iPad:
— Simply hold down the Home button and the Power button at the same time for just a quick moment. You will see the screen flash white briefly and it will have created a new image with the contents of your iPad screen at the moment you snapped the screenshot.
— To view your screenshot image just go to the Photos app, and into the Saved Photos album. They will be placed at the bottom (most recent) of the album.
To Create Fun New Images from Existing Ones with Screenshot
The best way to explain this one is to use an example I think. So … let’s say you have a photo of an incredibly handsome Labrador, like the one shown at the top of this post, as your starting point and you want to zoom in on his face and capture his comically huge schnozz.
In the Photos app, you use two fingers to pinch to zoom in to his face, and then take a screenshot while zoomed in.
The new screenshot will be placed at the end of your Saved Photos album, and voila you’ll have another view of your (or in this case my) lovable Lab.
And that’s all there is to it. A very easy to use tool, and one that can be very handy and fun to use. Hope this tip helps some of you who are still getting to know your iPad.