Screenshots in Yandex.Disk for Windows

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With the Yandex.Disk program, 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. The screenshot is automatically saved in the Screenshots folder on your Disk. The link to the screenshot is copied to the clipboard.

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

Take a screenshot

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

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

The new screenshot opens automatically in the image editor.

To change the keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Choose File → Settings from 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 action. To disable all keyboard shortcuts for making screenshots, disable the Keyboard shortcuts option.

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

Format a screenshot

To make a screenshot and then modify it in the editor, press Ctrl + Shift + 1 and select the area. In the editor, you can crop the screenshot, insert arrows, simple geometric shapes or text. When the screenshot is ready, you can Save, print or share it.

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 keyboard shortcuts:

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 the Share button. The screenshot is saved to Yandex.Disk and the public link to it is copied to clipboard.


Go to File → Print in the menu.

Reporting bugs

If you encounter problems taking a screenshot, please submit 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.

Contact the support service