How to Take a Screenshot on Windows: Simple and Easiest way

Taking a screenshot is an important skill that youngsters and parents must possess. This article will show you how to take a screenshot of an image on your mobile phone, computer, and tablet. Screenshots are not only useful for viewing computer programs and accessing online resources when you don’t have an Internet connection, but are necessary to record evidence of cyberbullying.

It must be acknowledged that screenshots can be used to incite bullying, as they allow the screenshot taker to copy the incriminating images and messages. However, in order for a young person to be prepared to deal with cyberbullying cases, it is crucial that he/she knows how to record evidence of cyberbullying by taking screenshots.

Meaning of screenshot?

But first, what exactly is a screenshot? A screenshot or screenshot is an image taken by a user of a computer, mobile phone or tablet, using the respective device, to record the visual elements displayed on the screen. The image is stored as a graphic file. Screenshots can be taken using different programs or using specific keyboard/button shortcuts.

How to take a screenshot on Windows PC

Press the PrtScn button, or the Print Scrn button, to take a screenshot of the entire screen: When using Windows, pressing the Print Screen button (located at the top right of the keyboard) will take a screenshot of the entire screen. Pressing this button basically copies an image from the screen to the clipboard. Where does he go? Well, you have to open Word, Paint or any other image editing program to view, edit or save the image. For example, open Word and click Ctrl and v. This is a shortcut instead of right-clicking the mouse and choosing Paste. If you want to capture only the active window, press the Alt and PrtScn buttons together and paste them into the document as above.

How to take a screenshot

Use Snipping Tool software to capture and edit screenshots: If you have difficulty locating or using the Print Screen key, you may prefer to use the Snipping Tool. Snipping Tool is software included free with Windows 7, How to Screen Capture, Windows Vista, and a number of other Windows products. It allows you to easily take screenshots by clicking on New and then selecting the area you wish to take a screenshot of. You can then edit the screenshot using the highlighters and the stylus. Snipping Tool is just one of the many tools available to help you take screenshots.

Some laptops, in particular, may not have the PrtScn key. The user guide that came with your device should contain instructions on the different key combinations that can be used to take screenshots.

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