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How To Screenshot on Windows 8

by Simon Todd
How To Screenshot on Windows 8

Step-by-Step Guide to Taking Screenshots on Windows 8

Taking screenshots on Windows 8 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 8:

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 “Windows” key and “PrtScn” (Print Screen) key at the same time on your keyboard. This will take a screenshot of your entire screen and save it as an image file in your Pictures folder under Screenshots.

3. If you only want to capture part of your screen, press “Alt” and “PrtScn” at the same time instead of just pressing “Windows” and “PrtScn” together. This will take a screenshot of only the active window that is currently open, rather than capturing everything on your screen at once like before.

4. To view or edit your screenshots, open up File Explorer by pressing the Windows key + E together, then navigate to Pictures > Screenshots where all of your saved screenshots will be stored as image files (.png). You can also use any photo editing software such as Paint or Photoshop to further edit these images if needed before saving them again for future use or sharing with others online!

How to Use the Snipping Tool for Capturing Screenshots in Windows 8

Windows 8 includes a built-in tool for capturing screenshots, called the Snipping Tool. This tool allows users to capture all or part of their screen and save it as an image file. Here is how to use the Snipping Tool in Windows 8:

1. Open the Start Screen by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard, then type “Snipping Tool” and select it from the search results.
2. Once you have opened the Snipping Tool, click on “New” to begin capturing your screenshot.
3. You will then be presented with four options for capturing your screenshot: Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip and Full-screen Snip. Select whichever option best suits your needs and proceed accordingly; for example if you want to capture a rectangular area of your screen select Rectangular Snip and drag your mouse over that area of the screen to capture it as an image file.
4. Once you have captured your screenshot you can save it by clicking on “File” in the top left corner of the window followed by “Save As…” where you can choose where to save it on your computer or device as well as what format (e.g., JPEG or PNG).
5. Finally click “Save” when done and close out of the window when finished using this tool!


Q: How do I take a screenshot on Windows 8?
A: To take a screenshot on Windows 8, press the “Windows” key + “PrtScn”. This will save the image to your Pictures folder in a Screenshots folder. You can also use the Snipping Tool to capture specific areas of your screen.

Q: How do I edit my screenshots in Windows 8?
A: You can use an image editing program such as Paint or Photoshop to edit your screenshots. Alternatively, you can open the screenshot in Microsoft Photos and use its basic editing tools to crop, rotate, and adjust brightness and contrast.