Helpful tips on how to create a screen shot
Often times when you run into a computer problem it is easier to send a picture of the issue than it is to try and explain it over email or the phone. Below are some simple instructions on how to do this on Windows, Mac, and iPhone/iPad/iPod.
- Press the “Print Screen” button (It might be listed as PrtScn on your keyboard). This button is located on the top right of your keyboard. This takes a picture of your desktop and saves it to your clipboard.
- You can also press “Alt + Print Screen” to take a picture of only your active window.
- Next you will need to open the Paint program.
- On Windows XP this program can be located by clicking on the Start button, then All Programs, then Accessories, then lastly Paint.
- On Windows 7 simple click on the start button and type “Paint”.
- Once we have the Paint program open, simply paste into the blank document and your screenshot should appear.
- The last step is to save the file just like any other file you would want to save.
- Hold the “Command” and “Shift” and “3”. This will take a picture of the entire screen and save it to the desktop as a file named “Picture 1.png”
- If you would like to take a partial screenshot press the above commands, but replace the “3” with “4” and it will allow you to draw a rectangle of the area you would like to capture.
- Hold down the Home button and the Sleep/wake button. This will take a picture of the entire screen and saves it as a photo. It can be found inside of the Photos app under Saved Photos.
- This requires firmware 2.0 or later