What is a Screenshot?
A "Screenshot" is the phrase used to describe the action of capturing your computer desktop or anything shown on your computer screen as a static image file. In other words, it is a way of taking a snapshot, or picture, of your computer screen. Some people also call it a screen grab.
There are several methods of taking a screen shot. We recommend using the Snipping Tool. Below are the steps on how to best use the Snipping Tool.
- Open the Snipping Tool:
Click the Start button. In the search box, type Snipping Tool, and then, in the list of results, click Snipping Tool.
- Capture a Snip
In Snipping Tool, select the arrow next to the New button, choose the kind of snip you want, and then pick the area of your screen that you want to capture.
Select the arrow next to the New button, choose the kind of snip you want, and then pick the area of the screen that you want to capture.
- Save a snip
After you capture a snip, select the Save Snip button.
In the Save As box, enter a file name, location, and type, and then select Save.