Using screenshots enables you to grab a still image of your computer's or mobile device's display. The majority of electronic devices include a technique for taking screenshots. This gives a clearer image than taking a screenshot of the screen using a camera. Most desktop computers additionally provide the option to capture a portion of the screen or an individual application in addition to the complete screen.

Method 1

1. Press Win+PrintScreen on Windows to save the screenshot directly to a file. The button "PrintScreen" may be shortened (i.e. "prtsc" or similar). This eliminates the need to paste it into a separate app. The file will be stored in the "Screenshots" subfolder of your "Pictures" directory. This folder will be created automatically if it does not already exist.

2. Press Alt+Win+PrintScreen to capture a screenshot of only the currently active window. The button "PrintScreen" may be shortened (i.e. "prtsc" or similar). The active window is the one that is now showing at the top of your desktop display. Additionally, it is the app that is highlighted in the bottom taskbar. All background programmes will be excluded from the screen capture image. Images will be saved in the "Videos" folder's "Capture" folder.

3. In Windows 7 or Vista, take a full-screen screenshot. To accomplish this, click the Print Screen button. It may be shortened (i.e. "prtsc"). It is normally positioned on the right side of the top row of the keyboard. If you're using a laptop, you may need to press the Function or Fn key.

A copy of the image will be made on the clipboard. This requires pasting the image data into an image-altering tool such as Paint or Photoshop. Ctrl + V will paste the image.

Method 2

Using a Mac

1. To snap a full-screen screenshot, use Command+Shift+3. This captures the entirety of the screen. The computer will simulate the shutter sound of a camera.

  • Screenshots are saved to your desktop by default.
  • To copy the screenshot to the clipboard rather than saving it, use Command + Control + Shift + 3. Rather than saving the image as a jpeg file, the data associated with the image will be duplicated. You'll need an image editor such as Photoshop, GIMP, or Preview to paste it.
2. Press Command+Shift+4 to take a screenshot of a portion of your display. The pointer will automatically transform into a crosshair. Drag the crosshairs to define the area of the screen to capture.

3. To capture a specific window, use Command+Shift+4+Spacebar. The cursor transforms into a camera icon. Select the window from which you wish to take a screenshot. The computer makes a "shutter" sound when you click, and the image is saved to a desktop file.

Method 3:

Using a Chromebook

1. To take a snapshot of the complete screen, use Ctrl+Show Windows. This captures the entirety of what is displayed on your screen. The "Show Windows" button is denoted by an icon resembling a computer screen with two horizontal lines to the right. It is located in the centre of the keyboard's top row.

2. To snap a partial screenshot, use Shift+Ctrl+Show Windows. The screen will gradually darken. To take a screenshot, click and drag the mouse cursor over the area you wish to capture. Then press Enter or, if you want, choose Copy to Clipboard to copy the screenshot. Additional screenshot features are available via the toolbar.

The "Show Windows" button is shown by an icon like a computer screen with two horizontal lines to the right. It is located in the center of the keyboard's top row.

3. To take a screenshot on a tablet, press the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously. If your Chromebook is a tablet, you can capture a complete screen by simultaneously hitting the Power and Volume Down buttons.

4. Click the notification that appears. After you snap a screenshot, a notification displays. To view the screenshot, click on it. Alternatively, your screenshots can be found in the Files app.

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