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How do I create an image, containing a copy of the current screen display, on the iPad?

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Community wiki? Self answer? –  Martín Marconcini Sep 30 '10 at 9:56
    
that's not even an interesting question. I think it's one of the first things you learn how to do, just like turning the device off. –  Victor Jalencas Sep 30 '10 at 14:01
    
@Martín: I made the question a CW for the very reason that I was about to answer it myself. That's a perfectly acceptable (and encouraged) use case on SE sites (see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/17463/…). Even more so when a site is in its 'gestation' period and useful information can be added. –  Bobby Jack Oct 4 '10 at 9:17
    
@Victor: It's one I didn't find out about myself for a while (well, a day or two, but it's relative!). Turning the device off is pretty intuitive - like almost everything about using the iPad - but taking a screenshot isn't, IMO. It's something that you would never guess, only stumble across through trial and error, or discover via the web. –  Bobby Jack Oct 4 '10 at 9:19
    
I wasn’t complaining I was just wondering because you added the question and the answer practically at the same time, which is ok, but was strange. In any case, this information is rather simple to find with a ‘take screenshot ipad’ google query. –  Martín Marconcini Oct 4 '10 at 13:26

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Press both the sleep/wake and the home button simultaneously, and release quickly. The screenshot will be taken (in any app) and saved as an image, available within the Photos app.

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Press both the home button and the power button at the same time. This will save the screenshot to Photos. You can then edit the screenshot as you would a normal photo. I've noticed the screenshot comes in handy whenever you want to copy a photo, but are blocked from downloading it. :)

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Hi @ThePianoGirl, welcome to Ask Different. Please be sure to make answers that add value to the OP and the site. In this case your answer seems to be almost identical to the one that already exists. You can edit a community wiki to improve it when you get enough reputation on the site. –  Jaime Santa Cruz Jun 18 at 1:01

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