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How To Screenshot on Windows 7

by Simon Todd
How To Screenshot on Windows 7

Step-by-Step Guide to Taking Screenshots on Windows 7

Taking screenshots on Windows 7 is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. Screenshots are useful for capturing images of your computer screen, which can then be used for various purposes such as creating tutorials or sharing information with others. Here is a step-by-step guide to taking screenshots on Windows 7:

1. Open the window or application you want to capture in the screenshot. Make sure it is displayed exactly how you want it to appear in the screenshot.

2. Press the “Print Screen” (PrtScn) key on your keyboard, which will capture an image of your entire screen and save it to your clipboard.

3. Open an image editing program such as Microsoft Paint or Adobe Photoshop and paste the image from your clipboard into the program by pressing “Ctrl + V” on your keyboard or selecting “Paste” from the Edit menu at the top of the window.

4. If desired, use tools within the image editing program to crop, resize, add text, etc., before saving it as an image file (such as .jpg).

5. To save directly without using an image editor, press “Alt + Print Screen” instead of just Print Screen when taking a screenshot; this will capture only what is currently visible in that window and save it directly as a file without having to paste into another program first (the file will be saved in My Pictures).

Following these steps should allow you take screenshots quickly and easily on Windows 7 computers!

How to Use the Snipping Tool for Capturing Screenshots on Windows 7

The Snipping Tool is a useful utility included with Windows 7 that allows users to capture screenshots of their computer screen. This tool can be used for a variety of purposes, such as creating tutorials, capturing images for presentations, or simply saving an image of something on the screen.

To use the Snipping Tool in Windows 7:
1. Open the Start menu and type “Snipping Tool” into the search box. Select “Snipping Tool” from the list of results to open it.
2. Once opened, select one of four snip types from the drop-down menu at the top left corner: Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip or Full-screen Snip.
3. Depending on which snip type you have chosen, click and drag your mouse over an area to capture it as an image or select a window to capture it as an image (for Window and Full-screen snips). The captured area will appear in a new window with editing tools available at the top (such as pen and highlighter).
4. To save your screenshot, click “File” then “Save As” from the menu bar at the top left corner and choose where you would like to save it on your computer before clicking “Save”. You can also copy your screenshot by clicking “Edit” then “Copy” from this same menu bar before pasting it into another program such as Microsoft Word or Paint if desired.
5 Finally close out of both windows when finished by selecting “X” in each window’s upper right corner


Q: How do I take a screenshot on Windows 7?

A: To take a screenshot on Windows 7, press the Print Screen (PrtScn) key on your keyboard. This will capture an image of your entire screen and save it to the clipboard. You can then paste the image into an image editing program such as Paint or Photoshop to save it as an image file. Alternatively, you can use the Snipping Tool which is included with Windows 7 to capture specific areas of your screen.