Android Emulator - Screen Capture
Android Emulator - Screen Capture

By using android studio we can capture screenshot with different devices frame.

How to take a App Screenshot with the Device Frame using Android Studio

step 1 : Load your project in android studio and run the app

  • Open Android Studio
  • Load your android app project in android studio. 
  • Build and Run your app using android emulator or a connected physical device. 
  • If you are using a physical device make sure that you have enabled USB DEBUGGING option.
Android Studio - Load Project
Android Studio - Load Project

step 2 : Open Logcat in Android Studio

  • Check out bottom left corner in android studio to find Logcat option and click to open Logcat
  • If it is not visible then select “View Menu” and search for  “Tool Windows” tab, it should contain “Logcat” option. Click on it to open Logcat
Android Studio - Logcat
Android Studio - Logcat

step 3 : Find Screen Capture option in android studio

  • Make sure you selected the device on which you are running your app
  • Hover your mouse on the settings icon
  • On Hover, it will populate additional options
  • Select the “Camera” icon to capture your screen
Android Studio Camera icon
Android Studio Camera icon

step 4 : Take a screenshot 

  • Click the camera icon to take screenshot
  • Pop-up window as shown below will appear with your app screenshot 
Screen Capture
Screen Capture

step 5 : Add Device frame to your screenshot

  • Click on the Frame Screenshot check to add a device frame to your screenshot
  • You can select from a range of device frames as shown in the below screenshot
Device Frame
Device Frame

step 6 : We use Pixel Silver Device Frame for our projects

Silver Device Frame
Silver Device Frame

step 7 : Generic Tablet Device frame is also available if your app support different devices

Generic Tablet Device Frame
Generic Tablet Device Frame

step 8 : Add a drop shadow to your screenshot

Drop Shadow
Drop Shadow

step 9 : Try different option available in Screenshot Editor

  • Recapture - if you are unhappy with your screenshot then Take new screenshot
  • Rotate Left or Rotate Right - This option rotate your image clockwise or anti-clockwise
  • Screen Glare - This option adds a glare effect to your device display
Screenshot Editor
Screenshot Editor

Bonus Tip : If you are using a physical android device for testing, you can capture a screenshot by pressing and holding Power Button + Volume Down Key Simultaneously.

Useful resources

Android Developer Docs - Device Art Generator

Android Developer Docs