How to Take and Save a Screen Shot on a PC

By M.W. Sand

Taking a computer screen shot can be a useful tool for saving graphics, sharing photos or keeping Internet pages on file. The process is simple, and can be performed in seconds with just a few simple steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Photo-editing software

Step 1

Open the page or photo you want to save.

Step 2

Press the PrtSc key. (It is typically located at the top right of the keyboard, above the backspace key.)

Step 3

Open a photo-editing program like Paint or Photoshop.

Step 4

Press Control + V on your keyboard, or click "Paste" under the "Edit" toolbar.

Step 5

Save your image. You can also edit the image before saving if you want to only save a particular item or section of the page.