Many of us wondered sometimes how we could take a snapshot of the current scene of your screen and send it to our friend? It’s easy over the mac with a Cmmand+3 (Tutorial coming soon), but how about on pc? You’ll need a keyboard and Paint program for this (Photoshop or Pain Shop Pro where applicable).
Say, you’re using your PC and you needed to show your friend what you’re doing at the very moment.
Locate the print screen key which is usually on the top of Insert/HOME/PageUp key. Press it once, nothing will indicate if you’ve done the correct thing, no sound or whatsoever, but do not worry.
Go back to your computer, fire up your favourite image editing program, PAINT, or you can use other such as Photoshop or PaintShopPro.
Inside the program itself, go to Edit –> Paste.
You’re done! Congratulation. Now, save the file by choosing File –> Save. And you’ll be able to repeat this process as much as you like.
What If I only want to capture one portion of the program’s screen?
For some special cases or situation, you can use the image editing’s program to crop the desire position that you want to display, but wait, there’s an easier step for it. Let’s say, you only need to capture the Display Properties window only.
Let’s move on back to the keyboard.
This time, we’ll need to use a combination key of ALT + Print Screen to make this work.