How to capture an image of your screen

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Print Screen Button

Prt Scn or Print Screen button

In Windows

  1. Click in the window you want to capture to make it the active window.
  2. Press the “Print Screen” button (Prt Scn) to capture your entire screen.  (Hold the ‘Alt’ key and tap the “Print Screen” button to capture just your active window.)
  3. Open Microsoft Paint. To do this, click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint.  (or Word or other graphics program)
  4. Click inside the white part of the screen.
  5. Paste the screenshot by one of the following methods:
    • From Edit dropdown menu select Paste.
    • Type Ctrl-V. (Hold the Ctrl button and tap V.)
    • Right click and select Paste.
  6. Click File > Save As.
  7. In the box that pops up, change the “Save As” type to JPG.
  8. After typing in a filename for your image, choose a location on your hard drive to save to, such as the Desktop, and click “Save.”

Alternatively, to email a screenshot:

  1. Click in the window you want to capture you want to capture to make it the active window.
  2. Press the “Print Screen” button to capture your entire screen.  (Hold the ‘Alt’ key and tap the “Print Screen” button to capture just your active window.)
  3. Open a new email  and click in the body of the email message.
    (This does not work for web based email such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, AOL, and so on.  It only works for proper email software such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Live Mail, and so on.)
  4. Press Ctrl-V to Paste the screenshot into the email.

In Mac OS X

  1. Click in the window you want to capture you want to capture to make it the active window.
  2. Simultaneously hold down the Command-Shift-3 keys.  This saves an image to your desktop.

More info for Mac OS  http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X

By | 2017-04-05T03:45:19+00:00 May 16th, 2012|Tutorials|0 Comments

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A born-and-bred New Yorker, Scott lives in White Salmon, WA nestled in the Cascade Mountains. Scott's background includes working in advertising in New York City, as Captain of a 47' sailboat, and as Executive Director of a trade association. Truth be known, he'd rather be snorkeling in the Caribbean.

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