How to Take and Save a Screen Shot on a PC

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.

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Open the page or photo you want to save.

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

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Open a photo-editing program like Paint or Photoshop.

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

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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.