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It is important to obtain screenshots of where the intimate content has been shared without your consent question in case you decide to pursue legal action in the future and report what has happened to the police. 

The way you can take a screenshot differs between the device and the operating system. Please find how to do this across a range of different devices and systems. 


Press: 'PrintScreen' on your keyboard. It might be abbreviated to 'PrntScrn'.

If you want to take a screenshot of a certain area, such as the content in question press: windows key + the shift key (the upward arrow) + S. You should then be able to grab a certain area using your mouse.

You will not see the screenshot straight away but it will be copied into your clipboard. To see the item(s), open Microsoft Word or Paint and press Ctrl + V.

If you want the whole image to be saved in your Pictures folder, you can press Windows Key + PrntScrn.

Android device

If you have a device such as a Samsung, or HTC, your phone runs Android software, and you can perform these actions to obtain a screenshot from your phone.

Press and hold down the power and volume-down buttons at the same time for a couple of seconds. Hold down the power key until a screen appears and tap Take screenshot.

This file will now be saved in your picture folder under Screenshots.

Apple device

Press and hold the power button and the home button at the same time.

If your device does not have a home button (iPhone X or later), Press and hold the volume up button and the right side button at the same time.

Apple Mac

To get a full screenshot, press command + Shift + 3

To get a partial screenshot, command + Shift + 4

It turns the cursor into a crosshair, which you can drag to select a portion of your screen to capture. Release the mouse button or trackpad to take the shot.

And finally, command + Shift + 4, then space bar, then click on a window.

This will turn the cross-hair into a camera icon, which you can then use to take a screenshot of a specific window.

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