Sunday, July 14, 2013

Easy way to take a screenshot of your webpage view

You don't need a special program to make it happen:   Here's how:

Need to show something computer-related to a distant friend or family member? Want to capture an error code for tech support? A screenshot is the solution.
As the name implies, it creates an image of your screen. And it isn't hard to do.
The easiest way to do this is with keyboard shortcuts. In Windows, just hit the Print Screen button on the keyboard (sometimes this is abbreviated as Prnt Scrn or in other ways). This saves the entire screen to the Windows clipboard. You can then paste it into an email or a graphics program.
On a Mac, Command + Shift + 3 takes a screenshot of the entire screen and saves it to the desktop. Command + Shift + 4 does the same thing, but you can select what area of the screen is captured.
Of course, sometimes you need a bit more control. Or perhaps you want to annotate the screenshot for the person receiving it.
In Windows Vista and up, go to Start>>All Programs>>Accessories and select the Snipping Tool. Click the upside-down triangle next to the New button to select Rectangular Snip. Then click and drag the red box over what you want to capture.
This will save a file you can edit, or you can paste the image right into an email.

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