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How to Take Screenshots on a PC

To Take Your Screenshot and Paste it in an Email or Word Document

 When you press the PrtScn button, it will look like nothing happened, but the screenshot has been saved to your clipboard and you can paste it wherever you like. Most people will paste this into an email, a word doc, or onto the program paint so they can edit it. 


To Save Your Screenshot as a File Right Away

1. Press the “Windows logo key + PrtScn” buttons at the same time.  

2. The screen will dim for a moment, and you will see the screenshot appear as a file in a folder entitled “Screenshots”, inside your default “Pictures” folder. The screenshot is automatically labeled with a number.

*On some laptops and other devices, you may need to press the “Windows logo key + Ctrl + PrtScn” or “Windows logo key + Fn + PrtScn” keys instead. Check your laptop’s manual for more information.


To Save Your Screenshot of a Specific Section on your Screen

Use the Snipping tool. Snipping tool can take screenshots of an open window, rectangular area, a free-form area, or the entire screen. You can annotate your snips with different colored pens or a highlighter, and save it.

1. Click the windows button on your computer and type "snip" then press enter on your keyboard.

2. Now choose the type of snip you want to make by clicking the arrow next to “New.” You can choose from one of four types of snip: free-form, rectangular, window, and full-screen.

Choose files or drag and drop files
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