Google's Chrome OS has the native ability to take screenshots, which is useful for support and training, among other things. We'll show you how to take a screenshot in Chrome OS, find it, and move it to another computer.
Take a screenshotTo take a screenshot, press Ctrl and the switch window key (the shortcut key in the top row of the keyboard, between full screen and bright down).
Find the screenshotTo find the screenshot, press Ctrl+M, to launch the file manager. You'll see a folder named File Shelf. Within File Shelf, you'll find the subfolder, Screenshots, where all the screenshots are stored as PNG files.
Move the screenshot
There are two options for moving screenshots from your Chromebook--saving it to an external storage device (SD memory card, USB flash drive, portable USB hard drive, etc.) or uploading it to Picasa.
Option 1: Save to an external storage device
From the file manager, double-click on the screenshot you want to move. This will load the screenshot image in the Chrome browser. Right-click on the image (click the touchpad with two fingers) to bring up the Save image as... option and select it. You'll see a window pop up to choose where you want to save the image to. Navigate to the External Storage folder and choose your storage device.
Option 2: Upload the screenshot to Picasa
Select the screenshot(s) you want to send then click the "Send to Picasa" button.
You'll be prompted to select an album to upload the screenshot to and what visibility setting you prefer. Once you've chosen your preferences, click the Upload button.
Once your screenshot has been uploaded to Picasa, log in to Picasa from another computer. Select the screenshot from the album you uploaded it to then select the "Download" link to download it locally.
Now you can take Chromebook screenshots to your heart's content.