How to Do a Screen Shot in Explorer

By Richard Schupp

Many PCs feature a "Print Screen" button. When using this button, you can capture any image on your computer and open it in image software, such as Paint or Photoshop to view and edit the screen shot. You can even capture web pages viewed through Internet Explorer and your desktop background in Windows Explorer. Whatever image is displayed on your computer at the time you press the Print Screen button will be captured.

Step 1

Press and hold the "Shift" and "Prt Sc" button simultaneously. This will capture whatever is displayed on your computer.

Step 2

Open an image program such as Paint or Photoshop by clicking the "Start" button and selecting your image program from the list of available programs on your computer.

Step 3

Open a new file in the image program and press the "Ctrl" and "V" keys simultaneously to paste the image to the program.