Screenshot: computer desktop


Let’s see how to make a picture of the computer monitor and how to save the image of what we are seeing on the Windows desktop in a file or in a document. If we want to photograph the computer screen we have to make a screenshot , a term that indicates time snapshot of all that is displayed at a given time on the PC screen. While in the English terminology the term screenshots only indicates the capture process of the screen area in the Italian terminology also indicates the store operation in a file, called operation screen shot or screen capture . The screenshot is actually a photograph of the Windows desktop that includes all open windows, the taskbar and the tooltip (the box containing various kinds of information that are displayed when you position the mouse cursor over an object without clicking).
The procedure to photograph the computer screen can be performed on all computers running Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP Vindows.

How to photograph the computer screen

To photograph the computer screen we have to press the button on the computer keyboard Stamp

Windows will store the screen image in the system buffer (the buffer).
Paste the captured image into a document or in a graphics program so that you can see it, and save it in a file.

How to photograph a single window of the computer screen

If the Windows desktop has two or more windows before photographing the computer screen we can choose to do the screenshot only a single window.
To photograph the image of a single window, we must click on the window you want to capture.
We press on computer keyboard keys Alt and stamps at once

Windows will store the screen image in the system buffer (the buffer).
Paste the captured image into a document or a graphics program so you can see it, and save it in a file.

How to photograph the computer screen and save the image directly to a file

This option allows us to photograph the computer screen and save the image to a file is only available on computers running Windows 8 / 8.1 .
We press on the computer keyboard keys Windows (is the key with the Windows logo) and stamps at once

The screen brightness will diminish for a moment and picture of what we’re seeing on the desktop will be copied and saved in a file (PNG) within the folder catches screen of Windows 8 / 8.1.
To view the screenshots in the folder catches of screen , press on the computer keyboard keys Windows and E at the same time.
In the left pane under Collections, we click of images .
We double-click on the folder catches of screen to display its contents.

The Print Screen key

To photograph the computer screen and make a screenshot we must necessarily use the Print Screen key. If the key is not present on the computer keyboard is possible that instead of the word Stamp is used abbreviation different. In the English keyboard as the Print Screen key is indicated with Print Screen , Prt Sc or PrtScn . Also some laptops key stamps may not be present; in this case it is necessary to consult the manual to find out which key or combination of keys we use to make the screenshot.

How to save the image of the computer screen with Paint

If we want to photograph the computer screen and see what we captured on the Windows desktop we have to paste the image into a graphics program and possibly save the image to a file.
To view and save the photograph of the computer monitor can use Paint , the graphics program distributed with all versions of Windows.
After capturing the screen image open Paint .

How to Open Paint

Windows 8 / 8.1
We press on the computer keyboard keys Windows (is the key with the Windows logo) and X simultaneously.
We click Search .
In the search box we type paint .
We click the Paint to open the graphics program Windows. Windows 7 | Windows Vista We press on the computer keyboard key Windows (is the key with the Windows logo). In the search box (bottom left) we type paint . We click the Paint to open the program graphics Windows. Windows XP reward on the computer keyboard key Windows (is the key with the Windows logo). I click All Programs . We select Accessories and we click on Paint to open the program.Program to enlarge a photo

 

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How to display the screen image with Paint

I click Paste or press on the keyboard keys Ctrl and V simultaneously to paste the screen image that we photographed.

How to save the screen image with Paint

We press on the computer keyboard keys Shift (the button with the arrow pointing upwards) and F12 simultaneously to open the dialog box Save As .
In the File name: we type a name for the screen image and do click Save .