Really-I haven't yet learned this-please be patient and detailed! Thanks so much.
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!
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.
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
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
Thanks, lissie-I may try those tutorials. What on earth is 'gimp?'
That is what I would like to know and I thought I was computer savvy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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...
And to think i never noticed the prt.sc. button on my keyboard,
Thanks for this info.
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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