How to Create Screenshots on a PC or Mac
How to Create Screenshots on a PC or a Mac
PC (2 different methods provide full screen or selected area options)
- Use the SNIPPING TOOL (a computer application pre-installed on most current PCs)
- Watch this training video, https://youtube.com/watch?v=YR_cq21c0T4
- Use the PRT SCR (a keyboard key) and a document editing application
Depress the print screen (PRT SCR) key on your keyboard to create a screen capture of the current screen on your computer.
LOCATION: The PRT SCR key is most often located in the top right corner of your standard keyboard. If you are using a laptop or a keyboard that does not have the ten key pad, your print screen option may be available via one of the function key combinations (for example; Ctrl-F8).
- Open a document editor application like Word or its free equivalent; like Open Office's Write).
- From the file menu of your document editor application, select new document.
- Then paste your image on to the document by depressing together (on your keyboard) CTRL+V - or - go to the Edit menu of your document editor to choose Paste to place the screen capture into your new document.
- SAVE: Save document file with a meaningful name - making sure you note where on your computer its being saved!
- PRINT: You can print the image file itself or put the image on a document and then print or share your document, as desired.
Mac (full screen or selected area options)
- For a full screenshot of your computer screen, depress together Command+Shift+3. This keyboard combination auto-saves your screen capture to your Mac's desktop.
- For a selected area screenshot of your computer screen, depress together Command+Shift+4. This keyboard combination auto-saves your screen capture to your Mac's desktop. Typically, Mac screenshots save with a default file name of their date and time. We recommend renaming the file with a more meaningful name by right-clicking on the file's name or double-clicking the file name itself for editing.
- PRINTING: You can print the image file itself or put the image on a document and then print or share your document, as desired.