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Have you ever liked an image and want to instantly capture it to send via email, embed in a document, or use as a wallpaper, etc.? You can do this by taking your screenshot, also known as a screenshot. Windows 7 makes it easy to take screenshots with the Print Screen key and a built-in snipping tool. Mentioned below is the free Windows 7 support guide that will help you to take a screenshot and also save it as an image.


Before you start taking a screenshot, make sure that the Num Lock, Insert, Scroll Lock keys are disabled. When you’re done, open a program window or a web page that you want to take a screenshot of. For example, open your web browser and search for a screen saver or wallpaper. When it opens, click Print SysRq Screen key on the keyboard and you’re done. The screen has been captured and simply needs to be copied to a Paint or Word file. Even if you don’t copy the image to any file, it will automatically be copied as a clip to the Office Clipboard.

If you just press the button Print SysRq Screen key, the entire screen will be captured. If you want to capture only one active window, hold down the keyalternative and then press the key Print SysRq Screen. When you’re done, copy the image to a Paint or Word file, etc. See below for information on how to copy an image to a Paint file. The procedure remains the same for other files like MS-Word, Excel, etc.

For example, if you want to copy the image to a Paint file, use this method. Click on the beginning button and navigate to All the programs> Accessories> to paint. This will open a new Paint. Right click on the screen and click paste. Or you can click on the paste button in the upper right corner of the window. When you have finished pasting the image, click the Home tab and resize or rotate the image as you like.

When you are done, save the changes by pressing the button CONTROL Y S keys together on the keyboard. Type a name for the file, and then click the Save money button. Your image is now ready to use. Now you can send it by email, embed it in a document, or just set it as your desktop background. In addition to the Print Screen key, Windows 7 comes with a snipping tool that helps you take screenshots of all or part of the screen.

Yes, the Print Screen key does not offer you to capture a part of the screen but the entire screen or the active window. However, the Snipping tool removes this limitation to make screenshotting easier. Click on the beginning button and click crop tool of start-up programs. If you don’t see the “snipping tool” type in startup programs, type “snipping tool” (without quotes) in the start search window. As you write it, you’ll see crop tool in the search results. Click to open the Snipping Tool.

When you’re done, you’ll see a small crop toolbox. Click and drag the scissor icon (circled in red) to take the screenshot. Stretch the selector to capture a desired portion or the entire screen and you’re done. You will see your captured image in the Snipping Tool dialog box. Make the desired changes to the image and save it. It will be saved as a JPG image. Exit the Crop Toolbox.

Find your image in the location where you saved it and share it via email or post it to your Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter profile. The tool is faster and easier to use than the Print Screen key.

Additional tips:

If you have problems taking a screenshot or using the snipping tool, please contact Microsoft Windows 7 Support.

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