Xiaomi adds a new partial screenshot editor in MIUI 12
The latest version of Xiaomi’s custom Android skin — MIUI 12 — was officially unveiled earlier this year at the Mi 10 Youth Edition launch event in China. During the event, Xiaomi highlighted some of the new features introduced in the latest software update, including the new animations, navigation gestures, live wallpapers, privacy features, and much more. Xiaomi has since rolled out the MIUI 12 closed beta update for several devices and has even pushed a couple of updates with more new features in tow. These include features like gesture navigation support in the MIUI Camera app, a new Magic Clone feature, and now, a partial screenshot editor.
The new partial screenshot editor was recently spotted by XDA Senior Member and reliable Xiaomi tipster kacskrz in the MIUI 12 20.5.25 nightly release. As you can see in the attached video, the partial screenshot editor lets you grab the screenshot of a particular portion of the screen by drawing a shape around the area you wish to capture. From the looks of it, the partial screenshot editor can be triggered by long-pressing the home button which brings up the screenshot editor overlay on top of the screen.
The partial screenshot editor overlay gives you access to three options in the top right corner that you can use to either draw a free form shape, a rectangle, or a circle around the area you wish to capture. Once you’ve drawn the shape of your choice, the selected area is highlighted and you get the options to Start over, Share the partial screenshot, Edit the screenshot, or Save it to your gallery. In case you’re not happy with the selection, you also have the option to adjust it by dragging on any side of the highlighted area. As mentioned earlier, this new partial screenshot editor has been released as part of the MIUI 12 20.5.25 nightly and should be available on any device running this particular release.
Thanks to XDA Senior Member kacskrz for the video and screenshot!