How to Print Screen on a Web Page

By Jenny Parker

If you come across something on a Web page that you would like to save for future reference or to show to someone else later, one of the quickest ways to do so is by taking a screen shot of the page. You can then save the screen shot to your hard drive as an image file and keep it as long as you’d like. On a Windows computer, you can take a screen shot in seconds by using the "Print Screen" key on the keyboard.

Step 1

Open your Web browser and navigate to the page you would like to capture. Close any additional browser tabs that you have open if you don’t want them to appear in the screen shot. If there is a specific part of the Web page that you want in your screen shot, scroll down until it is visible on the screen.

Step 2

Hold down the "Alt" key on your keyboard, then press the "Print Screen" key, which is usually located near the upper right corner of the keyboard above the "Backspace" key.

Step 3

Launch an image editing program such as MS Paint. Paste the captured image into the program by pressing "Ctrl" and "V" simultaneously on the keyboard or clicking on "Edit" and then "Paste."

Step 4

Save the screen capture by clicking on "File" and then "Save As." Type in a name for the file and then click the "Save" button.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want the screen shot to show everything visible on your screen, including your desktop task bar, simply press "Print Screen" without holding down "Alt."
  • If your keyboard does not have a "Print Screen" or "Prt Scr" key, launch the Snipping Tool included with Windows. Press the Start key and type "Snipping Tool" without quotes, then press "Enter" to access this utility.