How to Take and Paste a Screenshot
A screenshot is a picture of your computer screen at a particular moment in time; it's just like taking a picture with the monitor as your lens and your desktop as the subject. Screenshots are particularly helpful for graphic and Web designers, though anyone can take them. After you take a screenshot, you need to paste the picture and save it; your computer doesn't store all the pictures you take automatically.
Pull up the desired screen; this may be a Web page or other document. Remember, everything you see on the screen --- including a cursor and excluding a mouse pointer --- will be visible.
Press the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard. It may be abbreviated "Prnt Scrn" and is usually located on or above the F-row on the right side of your keyboard.
Open Microsoft Paint or some other image editing software. Click "Edit" and "Paste" to paste your screenshot into the document. Alternatively, press "Shift" and "V" simultaneously. Save the document.
Tips & Warnings
- Keep in mind that you may need to crop your screenshot. A screenshot is a snapshot of everything on the page, including the taskbar at the bottom of your screen.