There are softwares that really make screen captures easy
by ChuckT - 7/13/07 11:44 AM
In Reply to: Thank you Chuck by us2nomads
There are softwares that really make screen captures easy, but you don't need any of them to do a screen capture with the plain Windows PC.
In a later response I, or others, will be glad to steer you in the direction of those 3rd party software tools, and many are free.
But for now, it would behoove you to understand and learn the few steps to use the tools built right into Windows.
Basically, you will use the <PrtScn> key on your keyboard (probably located somewhere up near the top right row of your keyboard).
BUT, the <PrtScn> key does NOT do as you might suspect. It does not print the screen. Instead it just copies the image of what is on your screen into a 'hidden' buffer, the clipboard, of Windows.
Once you have that image in the buffer, which happened when you pressed that <PrtScn> key, you just need to 'paste' it (copy from the clipboard and into some image tool.
To do that, in Windows, there is the Paint program. Just open Paint and select the command to 'paste' (you can also just press Ctrl+V).
Once you have the image in the Paint window, you can print it, or even save the image by giving it a name and save it somewhere you can later remember and use.
There are other 'tricks' about using the <PrtScn> key, but try the above steps, and later, once you are familiar with that, just say so and more info will be given to you.
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