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Published on 10.23.10 by Brent Trahan

Capture a Screenshot in Windows 7

Learn how to properly use Print Screen to capture a screenshot and save it as an image in Windows 7.

You have something that’s so important or compelling that you have to take a screenshot to save it for later or share with someone, but you can’t quite figure out how to do that. This guide shows you a few basic methods of taking a screenshot and how to save them.

Capture the Entire Screen

To capture the entire screen simply press the Print Scrn button at the top right of your keyboard.

Capture a Window

To capture a window only, select the window to make sure it’s active and then press Alt + Print Scrn on your keyboard.

Saving Your Screenshot

Now that you’ve taken a screenshot you need to get it out of the computer’s memory and into an image file so that you can print, save, or send it to someone.

You can save the screenshot as an image by opening Microsoft Paint and then press Ctrl + V to paste the screenshot into Paint.

All you have to do now is save the screenshot that was pasted into Paint.

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