Have you ever wanted to save a picture of something on your computer screen, like an open window, a message window, or even your entire desktop? Maybe for a Powerpoint presentation, or to send to a friend? There are several easy ways to do this.
Snapping a picture of your screen is very simple. The old-fashioned way (for Windows XP) is to simply press the PRTSCN key on your keyboard. This key is often located either next to the BACKSPACE key or in your top row of keys next to the function keys. Once you have pressed the PRTSCN button, open a document and click PASTE to paste that image into the document. Many users open Microsoft Paint. This method gives you an image of the entire screen.
For more functionality, if you have Windows 7 or Vists, click Start, type SNIP into the search field and then click the Snipping Tool when it appears. You can also get to the tool by clicking Start-All Programs – Accessories. This feature gives you control over the size and shape of the screenshot you take. You can then save the screenshot image and do whatever you like with it, such as pasting it into a Powerpoint presentation. You send someone that screenshot in an email as well. Simply save the document and attach it to an email. Alternatively, you can also simply compose a new email message and Paste the image directly into the email.