Screenshots in Yandex.Disk for Windows

With the Yandex.Disk program, you can create and edit screenshots, save them to Yandex.Disk, and 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. Modifying a screenshot
  3. Save, share, or print a screenshot

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 keyboard shortcuts, follow these steps:

  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.

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

Modifying 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, or 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, an 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 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 + 0

Delete object

Delete, Backspace

Undo last action

Ctrl + Z

Undo last action

Ctrl + Shift + Z


Ctrl + S

Save, share, or print a screenshot

Save to your Yandex.Disk

Click Save to save the screenshot to Yandex.Disk.

Copy to clipboard

Click Copy to copy the screenshot to your clipboard and automatically save it 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.