You can take, edit, and share screenshots with Yandex Disk for desktop. Images are saved to Screenshots in your Yandex Disk.

  1. Taking a screenshot
  2. Modifying a screenshot

Taking a screenshot

Choose the method most convenient for you:

  • Take a screenshot of a screen area: press Ctrl + Shift + 1 and select the area.
  • Take a screenshot of a screen area and share it right away: press Ctrl + Shift + 2 and select the area.
  • Take a screenshot of the entire screen: press Ctrl + Shift + 3 or Print Screen.
  • Take a screenshot of a window: press Ctrl + Shift + 4 or Alt + Print Screen and select the window.
Change or turn off hot keys
  1. Go to File → Settings .
  2. Click the field to the right of the 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.

Modifying a screenshot

Once you take a screenshot, it will open in the editor. In the editor, you can crop the screenshot or insert arrows, simple geometric shapes, or text.

Hot keys for working in the editor
Cut object

Ctrl + X

Copy object

Ctrl + C

Paste object

Ctrl + V

Copy screenshot (if no object is selected)

Ctrl + C

Paste text or image on 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 + +

Delete object

Delete, Backspace

Undo last action

Ctrl + Z

Undo last action

Ctrl + Shift + Z


Ctrl + S

When the screenshot is ready, you can share it, save it, or copy it to the clipboard. If you want to print a screenshot, click File → Print.

You can also open any other images in the editor:

  1. Open the images folder.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Open → Screenshots in Yandex Disk.

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

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