Screenshots in Yandex.Disk web app for Windows

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With the Yandex.Disk web app, you can create and edit screenshots, save them to Yandex.Disk, and even share them.

To take a quick screenshot and share it right away, press Ctrl + Shift + 2 and then select the screen area you want to capture.

  1. Take a screenshot
  2. Format screenshot
  3. Save, share, and print a screenshot
  4. Report bugs

Take a screenshot

If you want to take a screenshot and then select an area of it, use these hotkeys:

  • Screenshot of a screen area: Print Screen, Ctrl + Shift + 1
  • Screenshot of a window: Alt + Print Screen, Ctrl + Shift + 4
  • Screenshot of an entire screen: Ctrl + Shift + 3

The new screenshot opens automatically in the image editor.

To change the keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Go to File → Settings in the menu.
  2. Click the field to the right of the appropriate action.
  3. Press a new key combination.

If you want to disable one of the combinations, click in the box to the right of the appropriate action. To disable all screenshot hotkeys, disable the Keyboard shortcuts option.

Note. Screenshots are saved in the PNG format by default. To change the format to JPEG:
  1. Go to File → Settings in the menu.
  2. In the Format list, select JPEG.

Format screenshot

To take a screenshot and then format it in the editor, press the Print Screen key or Ctrl + Shift + 1. In the editor you can crop the screenshot and draw in arrows, simple geometric shapes, or text. When the screenshot is ready, you can save, print, or share it.

If you have already saved your screenshot but forgot to paste it where you need it, you can open it again in the editor:

  1. Click the Yandex.Disk icon in the Windows tray.
  2. Find the screenshot in the Yandex.Disk menu and click the Edit link.

When you edit an image and click Save, the edited copy of the image is saved to Yandex.Disk. The original file will remain unchanged.

To make working with the editor more convenient, you can use hotkeys:

Cut object

Ctrl + X

Copy object

Ctrl + C

Paste object

Ctrl + V

Copy a screenshot (if an object is not selected)

Ctrl + C

Paste text or image on a screenshot

Ctrl + V

Change the scale of the pasted image while preserving its proportions Shift + LKM
Move object

← ↑ → ↓

Quickly move object

Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Draw a rectangle or circle Shift + LKM
Draw lines and arrows at a 45° angle Shift + LKM
Zoom in

Ctrl + +

Zoom out

Ctrl +

Go back to 100% scale

Ctrl + 0

Delete object

Delete, Backspace

Undo last action

Ctrl + Z

Undo last action

Ctrl + Shift + Z


Ctrl + S

Save, share, and print a screenshot

Save to your Yandex.Disk

Click Save to save the screenshot to Yandex.Disk.

Copy to clipboard

Click Copy: the screenshot will copy to your clipboard and automatically be saved to Yandex.Disk.

Share public link to screenshot

Click Copy to copy the screenshot to your Yandex.Disk and copy the public link to the clipboard.


Go to File → Print in the menu.

Report bugs

If you encounter problems taking a screenshot, please send us the program log via the web app menu before informing our specialists. Click the Yandex.Disk icon in the notifications area, then choose Settings → HelpReport a bug.