There are lots of reasons that you might need a screenshot of your PC. Perhaps you need technical support and want to send the person helping you a screen image so that they know what’s going on, or you might be writing an instruction manual for your co-workers on how to perform a particular task. Whatever the reason, this article will teach you how to take a screenshot on PC in a few easy steps.
How to Take a Screenshot on PC
You don’t need any special software to take a screenshot. It’s really straightforward.
Take an image capture. Press the Print Screen (PrtScr) key near the top right corner of your keyboard. If you are using Windows 8 or Windows 10, you can press the Windows Key plus PrtScr to save some time.
If you used the Windows 8 or 10 method, you’re done. You can find the image in the image in the Screenshots folder under Pictures.
If you have an older version of Windows, you’ll need to copy the image from the Clipboard. Go to the Start menu and Accessories. Then open Paint.
Once Paint is open, press ctrl+V to copy the screenshot.
In the file menu, click on Save As, or use ctrl+S. The default format is .PNG, but you can save the file in other formats, such as .JPG or .GIF.
How to Take a Screenshot on Mac
Find the screenshot on your desktop. That’s it! It’s a bit simpler than taking a screenshot on PC, but as with Windows, the default will be a .PNG file.
Taking a screenshot on PC is really quick and simple, but some people get sidetracked because they don’t see anything happening. Remember that when you hit PrtScr, you won’t hear a sound or any other indication that the capture was taken.