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HOW TO TAKE A SCREENSHOT IN MS WINDOWS 8

 
 
 
 
 
 
HOW TO TAKE A SCREENSHOT IN MS WINDOWS 

There are many ways to take a screenshot in Microsoft Windows . The different methods are explained below.

WINDOWS KEY + Prt Scr

In this method hold down the windows key and press Print Screen button. The visible screen will be captured and get stored in MY Picture folder automatically.
For more windows short cut keys refer here

1. PRINT SCREEN-METHOD

In this method all you have to do is just press the 'Print Screen' button on your key board. Remember while doing so you will not get message that you have pressed the print screen button. But the displayed image of the screen is copied into your clip board. In order to see the picture you have to paste it into some application. Here comes the MS Paint application very handy. Open MS Paint from start menu and paste the picture by simply pressing down Ctrl + V keys. This will paste the screen shot on paint. Now save the picture as per your wish. Saving as PNG format is recommended.

2. Alt+PRINT SCREEN-METHOD

In this method you have to press and hold the Alt key and press the Print Screen Key. Here also you will not get any conformation message that you have copied something. The main difference here from the above said method is the entire active window will be copied here. You have to paste it in paint file and save as per your wish.

3. WINDOWS KEY + S-METHOD

If you have installed Office One Note from MS OFFICE then this key combination will work.( But at least once you should have opened the one note file. ). Press down the windows key continously and press S. Now the screen will become dimmer. Now in the mouse hold down the left mouse button and draw a square or rectangle or the portion you want to copy. Only the high lighted portion will be copied into clipboard and this copied image can be pasted directly to the documents like word file or similar programe.

4.SNIPPING TOOL -METHOD

The snipping tool can be accesed in two different way . (a) In Windows-Vista and Window- 7: click the Start button -->All Programs ---> Accessories. From the list Select the Snipping Tool. (b) In Windows 8: On the Start screen type “snipping tool” . In the search result you will get snipping tool. By default rectangular Snipping is selected. From the New selection you can select the snipping area as per your wish. Even you can alter the border and annotate the captured image

 
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