Forum Thread: Take a Picture of Your Computer Screen!!

This article will show you an easy way that you can take a picture of your computer screen and save it on your computer. Don't forget to subscribe!!

Step 1: Take a Screenshot

  1. Press the Prt Sc key on your keyboard
  • This will take a screenshot of your computer screen and save it to the clipboard
  • For some computers it will be just the Prt Sc key and for other computers you will need to press the Fn key at the same time

Step 2: Open Paint

Windows 7 or Earlier

  1. Method #1 : Start Menu
  • Go to the Start Menu
  • Double Click on the icon to open the program
  1. Method #2 : Desktop
  • Go to your Desktop
  • Double Click on the icon to open the program

Windows 8 or 8.1

  1. Method #1 : Side Bar
  • Go to the Side Bar
  • Click on Search
  • Type in Paint
  • Click on the icon to open the program
  1. Method #2 : Start Menu
  • Go to the start menu
  • Click on the downward arrow in the bottom left corner
  • Type Paint in the search box
  • Click on the program to open it
  • Instead of searching you can also scroll over until you find the program

Step 3: Paste Screenshot

  1. Press Ctrl + V on keyboard
  • This will paste the screenshot you just took into paint

Step 4: Save Screenshot

  1. Go to File
  1. Go to Save as
  1. Select the format you want

PNG
JPEG
BMP
GIF
JPEG (best format)

  1. Type in what you would like to save the picture as
  1. Click Save
  1. Exit Paint

a) Method #1 : Menu

  • Go to the drop down menu
  • Select Exit at the bottom

b) Method #2 : X

  • Click on the X in the top right corner

Step 5: Open Screenshot

  1. Go to Pictures
  • Double Click on Recycle Bin to open it
  • Double Click on Pictures

-- Your Screenshot should be saved here

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