A screen screenshot is a snapshot of anything on your computer screens such as the desktop or a WebPage. When working with your computer, you often need to take a screenshot to make the communication more efficient. The following are the 3 most convenient and useful tools to take a screenshot.
1. "PrtSc" Key
This is the easiest method. Simply press the "PrtSc" key from the keyboard, you will get the screenshot as a picture. Depending on your keyboard structure, the location of the key can vary, but most likely you can find it on the top-right area. The name can also be different on different keyboards.
– Paste to Other Files: If you want to put this screenshot in a word file (or powerpoint, excel, email), you need to open the file, then paste it by using shortcut "Ctrl+V" or right-click and select "Paste" from the dialog window.
– Save the Screenshot: If you just want to save the screenshot, please use the shortcut "Windows+PrtSc". The screenshots will be automatically stored in the "Pictures" folder.
– Edit Screenshot: If you only need one part of the screenshot, you can edit in the "Paint", one free built-in software in Windows.
2. Snipping Tool
Snipping tool is a very light and useful tool which is built-in with Windows. With Snipping Tool, you can select whatever size or portion of your screen.
Step 1: To find the snipping tool, type "Snipping Tool" in the search box, and click on it when it appears in the list.
Step 2: To have a screenshot, click "New" in the new window and you will find the whole screen is blurry. Click and drag to select the area you want to have a screenshot.
Step 3: You can save the picture or copy and paste to other files.
3. Snagit Capture
Snagit Capture is a third-party tool. It is one of the best screen capture tools and the only program with built-in advanced image editing and screen recording. You can select whatever size of the screen and edit directly after such as adding borders, arrows, and stamps, etc. Another reason why I like this tool is that you can record a video of your screen.
Snagit Capture is not free and it costs about $49.95 US dollars per license for two computers, but they have the education and government rate if you are qualified.
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