Some Tips To Take Screen Shot

If you like to take Screenshot on your Windows PC its not very difficult task. There are several options availabe to take screen shot. Taking a screenshot is also called a screen grab, or print screen.You can use many techniques listed below.

Snipping Tool Method

This method of taking screenshots is available in Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate, and with Windows Vista editions except Starter and Home Basic. If you are using other than described version you can use Print Screen method.

The Snipping Tool is found in Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>Snipping Tool.

In Snipping Tool rectangular snip is default option. but you have other option to take snap according to your choice.

"Free-form Snip" lets you draw an area of any shape. Only the area you drew will be snipped.

"Rectangular Snip" lets you select a rectangular area, which will be snipped.

"Window Snip" lets you choose a window to snip.

"Full-screen Snip" snips the whole screen, with all windows (except the Snipping Tool window) included.

After having snap of your desired choicesSave the screenshot by clicking the floppy disk icon in the window that pops up.

Type in a name for the screenshot and change the "Save as type:" field if desired.

Read the "Tips" section for information on file types. Now your Snap is ready and you can use it for your desired purpose.

Full Screenshot

This option is easy and you just have to press PRTSC  key on your keyboard.

The "Print Screen" button may be labeled "Prt Sc", "Prnt Scrn", "Print Scrn", or similar. On most keyboards, the button is usually found next to the "F12" and "Scroll Lock" keys. On laptop keyboards, you may have to press the "Fn" or "Function" key to access "Print Screen".

One Window Screen Shot

If you want to take a screenshot of just one window, make sure that the window is the "active" window on your screen. This means that it should be in front of all your other windows. Then, hold down the "Alt" key and press "Print Screen".

Getting Screenshot on Clipboard

Open Microsoft Paint.

Open the Start menu,

Click on "All Programs

Click on "Accessories and click on "Paint".

Paste the screenshot. Click the "Select" tool along the top bar and choose "Rectangular Select" in Paint. Right-click on the canvas and select "Paste". Your screenshot will be pasted onto the canvas.

You can also paste the screenshot directly into a word document or an email by right-clicking the page that you are composing and selecting "Paste."

You can also hold down "Ctrl" and press "V" to paste.

On Windows XP and earlier, you can open the "Edit" menu and select "Paste" to paste.

Save the screenshot

Click on File, then select "Save As..." (Windows Vista and earlier), or click on the menu button (the blue button beside the "Home" button) and select "Save As" (Windows 7 and later). Type in a file name and change the "Save as type:" field if desired. Read the "Tips" section for information on file types. You can now send the screenshot by email or put it on a website.

Please Note
BMP is the default format in Windows XP and earlier. It is an uncompressed format, which means that it will create very large files. Using it is not recommended.

PNG is the default format in Windows 7. It's a lossless compressed format, which means that it will take high-quality screenshots at a small file size. It is the recommended format for taking screenshots. JPG or JPEG is the default format in Windows Vista. It is a lossy format, meaning that the screenshot will look slightly blocky and some colors may be a bit off. It's mainly designed for photographs, and not recommended for screenshots.

GIF is unsuitable for reproducing color photographs, but well-suited for images such as graphics or logos with solid areas of color, resulting in crystal sharp edges between color areas.

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