Rounded corners in Android smartphones first came into existence in February of last year when the LG G6 was announced. The first Android phone to feature an 18:9 aspect ratio along with those buttery smooth rounded corners. The team at LG did put some thought because this design choice has a lot more to than meets the eye. The curved edge makes the device more durable and less prone to accidental fall damage. The edges are beveled at an angle of 45 degrees from the edge which allows the device to take more impact than a square cornered smartphone.
You most probably have clicked a photo or two with your Android device. If you view the image on the phone itself the image appears rounded. However, try to view it on a square cornered screen (laptop) and you would find that the image is not actually rounded. It is not because of some bug or any hidden feature. It is because the display is not actually rounded. As I said it is just beveled from the sides so that it appears rounded.
Same goes for the screenshots. Take a screenshot and try to upload it or edit it. The edges would become square. Now, you may or may have already tried the overlay app to get rounded corners. If not then don’t bother to because it doesn’t work. The truth is that there is no way to take screenshots with rounded corners. But don’t worry not all hope is lost.
- Screenshot (Volume Down + Power/Swipe Three Fingers Gesture)
Get Screenshots with Rounded Corners on Android
- Open the Snapseed app you downloaded earlier.
- Tap the ‘+‘ icon.
- Now, select the screenshot in which you want to add rounded corners.
- Then, click on the Tools tab.
- Next, select the Frames option.
- After that, select frame number 3.
- Adjust the frame width to -35(different devices might have different values).
- Then, click on the tick mark on the bottom right.
- Finally, go to the Export tab and click on Export to create a copy of the image.
That’s it! This is a pretty simple way to make your screenshot corners round.
There are some devices that can take screenshots with rounded corners. Devices with MIUI v9 and above can do this. There is an option to enable rounded corners in the expanded notification toggle. Some devices have the rounded corners option hidden in the developer options which can be enabled. To access developer options. navigate to Settings» About Phone» Build Number. Tap it seven times to enable developer options in Settings.
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If you have a better alternative or you know any method to take screenshots with rounded corners then do let share it in the comments section below. Till then, sayonara.