Screenshot vs Snapshot - What's the difference?

screenshot | snapshot |


As nouns the difference between screenshot and snapshot

is that screenshot is an image of computer screen output at a given moment in time while snapshot is a photograph, especially one taken quickly or in a moment of opportunity.

As verbs the difference between screenshot and snapshot

is that screenshot is to take a screenshot while snapshot is to take a snapshot of.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

screenshot

Noun

(en noun)
  • An image of computer screen output at a given moment in time.
  • Synonyms

    * screencast * screen capture * screengrab

    See also

    * bullshot

    Verb

  • To take a screenshot.
  • To help to improve the software, make sure to screenshot any bugs you find.
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    snapshot

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia snapshot) (en noun)
  • A photograph, especially one taken quickly or in a moment of opportunity.
  • He carried a snapshot of his daughter.
  • A glimpse of something; a portrayal of something at a moment in time.
  • The article offered a snapshot of life in that region.
  • (computing) A file or set of files captured at a particular time, capable of being reloaded to restore the earlier state.
  • This game is so hard that I find myself taking a snapshot every few seconds in case I get killed.
  • (soccer) A quick, unplanned or unexpected shot.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=March 2 , author=Chris Whyatt , title=Arsenal 5 - 0 Leyton Orient , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Yet Revell misjudged his promising position in the area to put his point-blank snapshot wide from only six yards out. }}

    Verb

  • To take a snapshot of.
  • * 1904 , David T Hanbury, Sport and Travel in the Northland of Canada
  • As he did not appear disposed to move off, I took my camera and approached within about thirty yards, when I snapshotted him.
  • * 2007 , David E. Irwin, An Operating System Architecture for Networked Server Infrastructure (page 30)
  • Filer appliances also offer programmatic snapshotting and cloning at the block-level or file system-level.