How do you take a screen shot?

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  1. lorlie6 profile image74
    lorlie6posted 12 years ago

    Really-I haven't yet learned this-please be patient and detailed!  Thanks so much. smilesmile

    1. giselenmendez profile image61
      giselenmendezposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Here's another trick: if you hold Alt + Print screen key you will take a screenshot of the currently selected window, and not the entire screen like the normal screenshot function. This might come in handy!

    2. earnestshub profile image83
      earnestshubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have a little TSR program called greenshot for free on snapfiles in their freeware directory. It does all the things I need to do ....understandable too.

  2. recommend1 profile image59
    recommend1posted 12 years ago

    I normally want this function when reading the religious postings - I sit about 4 feet from the screen and let it have two sawn-off barrels.

    Seriously - I would like to know also when somebody more grown up comes along to help smile

    1. lorlie6 profile image74
      lorlie6posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You are toooooo funny!  Grown ups are essential-oh, there's lissie!

  3. Lissie profile image66
    Lissieposted 12 years ago

    If you just want proof of something - use the print screen button open up a wordprocessor and hit ctrl-v to paste

    If you actually want to manipulate the image - I use gimp - its free - google it and check out a tutorial or 2

    1. lorlie6 profile image74
      lorlie6posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, lissie-I may try those tutorials.  What on earth is 'gimp?' smile

      1. AEvans profile image74
        AEvansposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        That is what I would like to know and I thought I was computer savvy. sad

        1. lorlie6 profile image74
          lorlie6posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Aren't you looking foxy these days, AE? smile  Anyhow, I never considered myself savvy in the least, esp. when it comes to computers!! smile  Guess we'd better Google it if we want to find out...

      2. Lissie profile image66
        Lissieposted 12 years agoin reply to this
        1. lorlie6 profile image74
          lorlie6posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks so much Lissie!!!

  4. R.S. Hutchinson profile image73
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 12 years ago

    Screen Shots are very difficult and should really only be attempted by professionals. It should be noted: *do not try this at home*

    Step 1. Grab your favorite vodka concoction and pour into a small shot glass

    Step 2. Take shot glass with contents outside
    Step 3. Ask Buddy to remove screen from nearest window
    Step 4. With both hands, place shot on MIDLLE of screen and hold screen (by yourself) parallel to the earth
    Step 5. Lean down and lower lips to shot glass while at same time lifting screen well above head in true shot like fashion
    Step 6. Gulp down concoction.
    Step 7. Repeat until earth is no longer stable enough to stand on.

    1. lorlie6 profile image74
      lorlie6posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Dear Mr. Hutchinson-is it acceptable to imbibe in something other than vodka?  I am extremely hesitant to gulp.
      And the earth's parallelism is questioned even by the most revered professionals. 
      Ahh, this swirling earth.
      Thank you for your response.

      1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image73
        R.S. Hutchinsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        You're welcome

  5. kerryg profile image82
    kerrygposted 12 years ago

    I think the exact keys vary a bit by computer.

    On mine, you hold down the fn (Function) key and hit prt sc (print screen), then paste the result into a program like Adobe Photoshop to save or edit. Gimp is a good free alternative to Photoshop.

    1. lorlie6 profile image74
      lorlie6posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I've recently heard of gimp.  Thanks.

  6. Danette Watt profile image79
    Danette Wattposted 12 years ago

    on a mac it's Command-Shift-3 - hold Command-Shift down at the same time, then press the #3 key. It's saved to your desktop, from there you can put it into a photo editing program and go from there.

  7. lorlie6 profile image74
    lorlie6posted 12 years ago

    Thanks.  Somehow it seems that giselenmendez's solution would work on my keyboard-I'll give it a try.  Another thing, what happens exactly when you take a ss, does it open up in another window?

  8. TamCor profile image78
    TamCorposted 12 years ago

    When I do a prt scrn, all I do is hit the "prt scrn" button, then open up Wordpad, and then right click "paste"...

    I never edit or anything, though, so it's works fine for just saving something... smile

    1. galleryofgrace profile image72
      galleryofgraceposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That works great- Thank you , thank you

  9. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 12 years ago

    And to think i never noticed the button on my keyboard,

    Thanks for this info. smile

  10. EMTINFO profile image59
    EMTINFOposted 12 years ago

    Hit the printscr button and paste into word.

  11. Moon Willow Lake profile image68
    Moon Willow Lakeposted 12 years ago

    Assuming you use a Windows based computer, you can use either Ctrl (Control key) + Prtsc (Print screen key) or the Alt key + Prtsc key. You will need to hold down both keys at the same time for this to work (rather than hold down one, let it go, and then press down the other). I find that pressing down the Alt/Ctrl key before the Print Screen key works best. This action places the image on to the computer's clip board.

    Once that is done, you can open any different program you would like to place the image in to and paste the image there. Generally speaking, if it is Windows, you can use the menu commands to Paste the image in to that program. Another method to paste it is to use the Control key (Ctrl) + V key. Some of the programs you can use are: Windows Paint Program, Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop, PowerPoint, etc.

    Now, if you have a different operating system, there are other methods, and possibly some different programs, that you would use.

    Another method is to use downloadable software. At work, we use a program called SnagIt. Though I believe that is one that needs to be purchased, I use a free one at home called Jing by TechSmith.

    Still another alternative is that many browsers allow you to save the webpage to your computer.

    I hope that helps!


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