How to take screenshot of computer screen?

Do you want to take screenshot images of your computer screen to save it for future references? Did you recently change your desktop wallpaper and want to take a screenshot of your desktop screen to show it to your friends? If yes, then here is a convenient way how to take screenshot of computer screen.

imagesBasically a screenshot is a still image of your desktop screen and it can be saved in the form of JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF and many more formats.

Steps to take screenshot:

  1. First of all, you need to open your desired browser and go to the central page of your blog. You need to assure that the browser is opened in the active mode in full view.
  2. Then, you need click the Print Screen key present at the right hand side on the top of your keyboard along with the Alt key, i.e., Alt+ Print Screen. This action will successfully capture your functional window and the image will be saved to your clipboard. However, in some keyboards an additional F-key is present which needs to be turned off.
  3. Now you need to open a graphic program like Paint which can be launched through the Start menu of Windows under All Programs > Accessories. After opening Paint, you need to select Edit > Paste from the menu found at the topmost region of the applicationWindows_8_screenshots
  4. Sometimes, it may be required to resize the image to in order to bring it to the given dimension limit of 800 x 600 pixels. For this purpose, you need to select Image > Stretch or skew.
  5. Now you are required to modify it from 100 % to nearly about 75 % for horizontal as well as vertical stretch fields. Then, you need to click “OK”.
  6. Finally, you need to save the file by selecting File > Save As -your desired file name.  Besides, in order to reduce the size of the file, you need to alter the ‘Save as File Type’ dropdown from BMP to GIF format.

save asHence, by following the above steps you can easily take unlimited screenshots of various important documents as well as beautiful pictures from your computer screen.

Swasti Pujari
Swasti Pujari

Swasti Pujari is a versatile Engineer, blogger, content writer, and Social Media Enthusiast. With a passion for technology and creativity, she has devoted her career to solving engineering challenges and crafting engaging content. Her online presence is a strategic platform for connecting with people and sharing insights. Swasti's unique blend of technical expertise and creative expression has made her a key figure in her field. Her mantra for success is continuous learning and happiness in her work, reflecting her innovative approach to both engineering and writing.

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