How do I take a Screenshot?

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Windows

Option 1

  1. Open the screen or document you want to take a screenshot of
  2. Press the  button on your keyboard.  This will take a screenshot of the entire screen
    **look for this group of keys at the upper right of your keyboard:
    1. If you want to take a screenshot of just the active window/document you are on:
    2. Hold down and press at the same time.  
  3. Once you have completed either step 2 or 3, you have successfully captured your screenshot.
  4. Open the windows default program called "Paint"
    1. Go to your start menu
    2. In the search bar, type in Paint and the computer will find this program for you:
    3. Open this program
  5. Now you will paste the screenshot you previously made within the Paint Program.
  6. Hold down and press   you should now see your screenshot
  7. Now we can save the screenshot as a image!
    1. Go to the file/home button:
    2. Select "Save As"
    3. Select "PNG Picture"
    4. Save the new image to your desktop or a folder where you can easily access the saved image to upload or use at a later time:

Option #2:

Using the default Windows screenshot tool called "Snipping Tool"

  1. Go to your start menu
  2. In the search bar, type in "Snipping Tool" and the computer will find this program for you:


  3. Select and open "Snipping Tool" Option
  4. Once opened, select the  button to take a new screenshot
    **by default, the "Rectangular Snip" will be selected (letting you make a box around whatever you want a screenshot of...)
  5. Once you select the  button, you will need drag the cursor around the area you would like to capture
  6. Left click to finalize the screenshot
  7. You will be presented with your screenshot for a final review
  8. Now you can Save your image below or select the Save icon !
    1. Click on the "File" drop down menu
    2. Select "Save As"
    3. Save the new image to your desktop or a folder where you can easily access the saved image to upload or use at a later time:

Mac

Open the screen or document you want to take a screenshot of:

Option 1:

This will take a screenshot of your entire screen:

  1. Hold down the and and press
  2. Your Mac will save this screenshot to your desktop:
    File name example:  Screen Shot 2014-12-2 at 8.30.00 AM.png

Option 2:

This will take a screenshot of what you select:

  1. Hold down the and and press
  2. Use your mouse to draw a rectangle around the area you would like
  3. Your Mac will save this screenshot to your desktop:
    File name example:  Screen Shot 2014-12-2 at 8.30.00 AM.png

Option 3:  Taking a Screen Shot with Preview

  1. Open "Preview"
  2. Select the "File" drop down menu
  3. Select "From Selection"
  4. This will allow you to create a rectangle around the needed area you would like to take a screenshot of.
  5. Once selected, you will see a preview of your screenshot, from here you can save the image.
  6. Select "File" drop down menu
  7. Select "Save As"
  8. Save the new image to your desktop or a folder where you can easily access the saved image to upload or use at a later time.

IOS (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch):

  1. Once you are on the area you would like to take a screenshot of on your phone:
  2. Press all at once [Home] Button and [Sleep/Wake] Button:
  3. This will complete a screenshot of the entire screen (you may notice a quick flash of the screen)...
  4. Screenshots will be saved in your Photos App, Look for the icon below:

Android 4.0 or later:

  1. Hold down at once the [Volume Down] button and the [Power] button for 1-2 seconds.
  2. The screen will quickly flash white
  3. Your device captures the entire screen and saves it as a photo
  4. To locate your image, go to the "Screenshots" folder of your "Gallery" or "Photos" app

 

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