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Screen Shots

Have you ever wanted to take a picture of what you see on your computer screen? Maybe you're hosting a giveaway and would like to take a picture of the number chosen from Random.org, or maybe you would simply like to take a picture of your blog without all the interference that comes with taking a picture of your computer with your camera. Whatever your reason, I'm going to show you how to do this by taking a screen shot, similar to the image above.

Here's what you do:
1. Get your screen looking exactly as you would like it.
2. Press the Print Screen key (located on the top right side of your keyboard- usually abbreviated Prnt Scrn or Prt Sc).
3. Open a new workspace in Paint. (File-->New)
4. While in this new workspace, go to edit and click on paste.
5. Edit to your liking and save (I like to save as a .png. I think it looks better when I upload the image onto Blogger. )

If you only want to copy the top window:
1. Click within the window that you want to copy.
2. Press Alt + Print Screen.
3. Follow steps 3-5 above.

If you have a laptop, you will most likely have to press the Fn key along with the Prt Sc button to make it work. Since I have a laptop, I have to hit fn+alt+prt sc at the same time to take a screen shot.

Have fun!


Vicky said...

My husband just showed me this last week and it is unbelievably easy and so so handy. Thanks for sharing :) I'm going to love coming here :)

Danita said...

Thank you thank you! I've always wated to know how to do this! it helps when trying to explain to others stuff in paint shop ;)

Jenners said...

Checking again ... no problem!

Mama SeWELL said...

i havent been able to leave comments since the weekend?? there is no clickable tab anywhere, i even tried blind clicking thinking it may be there just invisable but that didnt wk either. this pae wkd but the main one hasnt wkd for me.
I hope you find a fix!

Whitney said...

Oh my word I have been wondering!!!! Thank you so much!

Janna Bee said...

I have wanted to do this for so long! Came across your site from Jenner's site... I am following you now!

Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

I use to do screen shots this way, but I discovered Screen Hunter 5.0 Free on a forum post somewhere and downloaded it. I've been using it for a few months and love it. It allows you to copy as little or as much of the screen as you want. This normally means I have no editing to do. It also allows you to save the images to a folder of your choosing. I simply made a new folder for my screen images and they are automatically saved there. If you're interested just google "Screen Hunter 5.0 Free Download".


Julie said...

Jill you are my hero!! I've been trying to do a screenshot forever but it wouldn't work! I have a laptop & I never knew it was different! You rock! Thanks SO much!!