The Screen Capture Tool provides both Silo and ToolBox users the functionality to take screen shots from any screen, based on a number of options and settings.

The primary purpose of this page is to provide a basic introduction to the Screen Capture Tool and to its use. 

Screen Capture Activation

The Screen Capture Tool can be activated by three methods: a right-click; menu selection, and by a hot-key shortcut.


A right-click from anywhere on the screen generates a screen capture pop-up.

Menu Selection

1. From any Silo tab, click  the menu icon below the Silo logo in the upper top left.

2. Click Screenshot from the drop-down menu.

3. Select the desired screen capture options.

Hot-key Shortcut Command

Entering "ctrl-alt-c" will generate the following screen capture pop-up.

Select the desired screen capture options to proceed with the process.

Screen Capture Options

Silo's Screen Capture Tool allows for four options: Entire page; Visible part of page; Selected area and Page fragment.


Entire Page - This option selects the entire page, from start to finish, including material that lies outside of the visible screen. These images can be quite large.


Visible Part of Page - This copies everything that is visible on the screen. 

Selected Area - Provides a crosshair cursor selection functionality that enables the selection of rectangular sections of the page.

Page Fragment - Allows the user to select a section of the desired page for capture.

NOTE: 32,000 pixels is the present height limitation of the screen capture tool. 

Post-screen capture - The Edit Menu

After selecting a screen shot the image is opened in a page allowing for simple editing and file saving options.

Here is the Edit Menu along with a brief explanation of its features and functionality.

This table provides a brief explanation of the available features and functionality.

 Resize tool for setting the size of the screenshot.  


A cropping tool for cutting the required fragment out of the screenshot. 

A pencil tool for customized drawing.

 A tool for drawing different types of shapes.

A tool for drawing different types of connecting arrows.

A text tool for adding custom text to the screenshot.

A Sticker tool for adding stickers with custom text to the screenshot.
A tool for setting line width.


A color tool for changing colors within screenshots.

Undo - cancels the previous operation to the original screenshot.


Redo - repeats the previous operation to the original screenshot.


Undo Everything - cancels all previous operation to the original screenshot.

Include the URL of the page in the screen capture image? 

Yes includes the URL in the screen capture image. 
No excludes the URL in the screen capture image.

Copies the screen capture image to the clipboard.

 Provides options to save the screen capture image.


Storage Manager

When saving an image the Storage Manager is opened to complete the save process. From the Storage Manager, there are multiple options for saving the image.

Additional Notes

Please contact Support if you have any additional questions or concerns.