How to do a screenshot on the computer
The screenshot (eng. screen – screen shot – photo) is the monitor screen. Using the functions and programs of the operating system, additional tools the user has the ability to capture the entire screen or parts of it. Screenshots are placed as the illustrations in the installation instructions, and attached to the guide post in the textbooks.
PC users use screenshots:
- when communicating with technical support of servers;
- to copy of interest of web pages;
- confirmation of electronic payments or orders;
- for sending e-mail;
- when communicating in the social.networks.
The ability to transfer pictures quickly with online computer helps in business correspondence and companionship. A novice PC user useful to learn how to take a screenshot of the screen, and where it is stored. Your attention is invited to the statement illustrated the same screens you received with the monitor.
Screenshot without software in Windows
Perform image monitor is a function of the operating system of your computer. No additional software is required. Just press PrintScreen. In different models of the keyboard key may be referred to as PrtSc, PrtScr, PrnScr or PrtSc/SysRq. When clicked, takes an instant copy of what is shown on the monitor.
Photo: classic location of the button PrintScreen
Photo: the options buttons PrtSc
As with all the copied material, the stored in the clipboard. In order to save it to your computer as a file, you can use any image editor.
The easiest way to save photos using Paint – one of the standard tools of Office. For this you need to do the following:
- press PrintScreen;
- open Paint (the path: start – All programs – accessories – Paint);
- click the «Insert» button in the upper left corner: image will appear in the field;
- to save the file, click the button in the upper left corner;
- in the menu click «Save as». In field appeared to the right, you can choose from the format list: PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF;
- when format is selected, a window appears «Save as»; in the second line you can select the location where to store the file;
- selecting a drive or folder on your disk, click «Save» at the bottom right.
By default the file is saved on the disk, in the folder «Images» in Windows 7 or «My pictures» in Windows XP.
Screenshot you can email it, print. And you can paste it in Word.
You need to do:
- press PrintScreen on the keyboard;
- open Word;
- using the toolbar buttons or context menu to paste the image.
In this case, the screenshot is saved with the Word file. The resulting image can directly illustrate the text. You can work with it like any plug-in within Word pattern: to change the quality, size, position, shrink, crop, copy…
A screenshot of the entire screen
Software utilities give the opportunity to the entire screen. With the help of Scissors, you can select the whole field completely and save the picture or select the desired fragment. To get the image from the laptop, just press Fn + PrtScn. The picture is just open in Paint – remains to keep it or choose another task: to print, send by e-mail. Most of these picture editors allow immediately after their launch and press PrintScreen to get a screenshot of the entire screen.
Videos: Photo screen in Windows 7
Image with a separate part of the monitor
The program «Scissors» and Fn + Alt + PrtScn on any of the laptops to save images of the active window is the fastest way to obtain the desired fragment. A screenshot of the active program is performed by the key combination Alt + Print Screen.
«Scissors» is a very simple graphical editor.
To open it, you need to perform the following steps:
- click the start button;
- select «All programs»;
- find and open «Standard»;
- open the «Scissors».
You are interested in the image should be on the monitor to open snipping tool: when they work, fail to perform actions outside of the program. To save the file better JPEG – edit images of this format, you get more features.
Consider the operation of the image editor. The program PicPick is not complicated, but has enough functions to work with images, including the function of creating screenshots. If you open PicPick and press PrintScreen, the picture that at this moment on the monitor appears immediately in the working field.
By default, in the same way as in Paint, the image is saved in the folder «Documents». If you have previously worked in Paint, then understand how to take a screenshot of the separate parts of the screen to PicPick, it’s easy.
Need to do the following:
- open PicPick;
- the list «New task» choose «Selected region»;
- moving the cursor, you can select your area of interest PC monitor;
- clicking in the top left corner the button «File» to select the next action.
Working in PicPick, you get the opportunity not only to save a screenshot in the format you selected, and immediately insert it into the desired program: Excel, Word, Power Point.
An arbitrary region of the
To select a random area of the screen by choosing from the list of tasks «Arbitrary region». To move the cursor like a pencil, highlighting the outline of the desired area. Form selection depends on your vision of the future of screen and confident ownership of your mouse.
Highlighting an arbitrary region of your PC screen, copy the desired snippet. But using this screenshot as a picture in Word or Power Point, you get it, after all, in the shape of a rectangle. Around the picture, the cursor is a white background.
The program that makes screenshots
An example of the work with Paint, you can recognize a classic way of getting a screenshot. However, in Windows 7 under «Standard» there is a very simple program «Scissors», with which you can select and cut any part of what we see on a running monitor. The picture shows how the Paint is made using a screen process of «Scissors».
Compact window, «Shear» does not interfere with the review. The cursor grabs the whole screen, or allocates a desired portion. A minimum of editing tools. To save you can choose the format PNG, GIF, JPEG. If you need only part of a picture of the working monitor, you can resort to processing the received image in Paint, that is, its pruning. It is cumbersome and archaic. The task of simplify the aforementioned «Scissors».
There are many additional programs with more features: graphic viewers, converters, image editors. Depending on your goals, choose the most appropriate: simple – for quick information, or volume – to edit, convert photos in Photoshop type. A simple editor has the necessary functions to get the screenshot of the entire screen or parts of, to label, draw, add labels.
To recommend, as the most convenient time, you can:
More complex programs have functions correction of deformation, Transfiguration, convert images, create movies, presentations:
- FastStone Capture;
- FastStone Image Viewer;
- Screenshot Captor;
You can use the online editor to type Pixtick. He has the necessary set of functions for obtaining of screenshots of their treatment. Some programs for digital cameras, photo and video converters have the function of capture. In addition to this, they have dozens of other features which makes the job longer if the user has not yet acquired the necessary skills.
Do without PrintScreen
PrintScreen key may not function due to marriage or clogging of the keyboard. If the print screen does not work, it does little to limit your opportunities.
For obtaining a screenshot without PrintScreen key you can use one of two methods:
- to apply the «Scissors» – it is possible if you have Windows 7 or the newest version of the operating system;
- to use additional image editor: PicPick, EasyCapture, DuckCapture, Clip2Net or others;
- to perform a screen using additional equipment – a digital camera that the least convenient, and therefore acceptable only in extreme cases.
Better still to install on your computer one of the above picture editors, as standard tools of the operating system may fail and not always have a sufficient set of tools and features.