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How to take a Screenshot

How to take a screenshot on Windows

  • Capture the image. Press the Print Screen (often shortened to PrtScn) key, typically located in the upper-right corner of your keyboard, to capture a screenshot of your entire display. Alternatively, press Alt + Print Screen to capture a screenshot of the active window.
  • Open Paint.
  1. In Windows 7, Click the Start menu and, navigate to the Windows Accessories folder or the Accessories folder and click Paint.
  2. In Windows 8, press the Windows key to open the start screen. Afterward, click the down arrow in the bottom left, press Ctrl + Tab, or swipe down from the center of the display to access the Apps View. From there, select Paint.
  3. In Windows 10, you can open the Start menu, go to All Apps, and scroll through the alphabetical list or search with Cortana until you find Paint.
  • Paste the screenshot. Once open, click the Paste button in the upper-left corner of the program or press Ctrl + V on the keyboard to paste your screenshot.
  • Save the screenshot. Perform any edits you want, such as cropping the image to a specified area, and click the main File option in the top-left corner. Then, select Save as, title the new file, choose a save location, and select your desired file format from the drop-down menu. For most purposes, JPG will do fine, but a variety of other formats are available to choose from such as PNG, BMP, GIF, and others. Click the Save button in the bottom right-hand corner when finished.

Alternative to taking and storing screenshots on Win10

If you’re running Windows 10, you have another option for taking and storing screenshots: OneDrive, a Microsoft cloud file storage service. Once opened, it will ask you if you’d like to automatically save your screenshots to the cloud every time you hit the Print Screen key. From there, you can easily access the screenshots by copying a link.

  • Open OneDrive. If you haven’t yet, go ahead and launch OneDrive on your Windows 10 computer. You can find this free application in the Start menu under All Apps, or by searching with Cortana. If you’ve already set up OneDrive, the folder should open in Windows Explorer.
  • Press the Print Screen key. Press the Print Screen (PrtScn) key and you should see a prompt from OneDrive asking if you like to save your screenshots to OneDrive. Go ahead and confirm, and from now on, a PNG of your screenshot will be saved to OneDrive every time you press Print Screen. This also works for Alt + Print Screen, which takes a screenshot of the active window instead of the entire desktop.
  • Find and share the files. Launch OneDrive from the Start menu and open the Pictures folder. Inside, you’ll find a Screenshots folder, which will contain all of the screenshots you’ve previously taken. You can grab these files and move them to any folder you like, or edit them with your image editor of choice.

How to take a screenshot on Mac

How to take a screenshot of your entire screen:
  • Press Shift-Command
  • Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.
How to take a screenshot of a selected portion of your screen:
  • Press Shift-Command. The pointer changes to a crosshair.
  • Move the crosshair to where you want to start the screenshot, then drag to select an area. (While dragging, you can hold Shift, Option, or Space bar to change the way the selection moves.),
  • When you've selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button. To cancel, press the Esc (Escape) key before you release the button.,
  • Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.
How to take a screenshot of a window:
  • Press Shift-Command. The pointer changes to a crosshair.
  • Press the Spacebar. The pointer changes to a camera.
  • Move the camera over a window to highlight it.
  • Click your mouse or trackpad. To cancel, press the Esc (Escape) key before you click.
  • Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

How to upload a screenshot on a 3rd party platform

You can also use 3rd party platforms to store them on an online storage cloud.

Uploading images to Postimage.org
  • Go to https://postimage.io/
  • Click Choose Images
  • Navigate to the File, click Open.
  • Choose the first link in the list ("Link") and click copy to clipboard.
Uploading images to TinyPic
  • Go to http://tinypic.com/
  • Click the Choose File button at the top of the box.
  • Enter the File location, or Browse... choose the file, click open.
  • Enter Tags that describe the image
  • Choose the File Type
  • Resize the image if necessary.
  • Remember, the bigger an image is, the worse it looks
  • Click UPLOAD NOW! to upload your image or video.
Uploading images to Imgur
  • Go to http://imgur.com/
  • Click the "New post" button at the top of the page, which can be found in the header on all Imgur pages
  • Click on Browse, choose file, and click Open
  • The image is uploaded.