Screen Capture Options


How do I take a screenshot on my computer?



  • Microsoft Windows
  • Snipping Tool
  • Techsmith Snagit



Using the keyboard shortcut:

Whole Screen Capture:

  1. Press the Print Screen key
  2. Open a program in which you can save/edit/paste the image.
  3. Press Ctrl + V or Click Edit > Paste

Specific Window

  1. Have the window you need to capture selected
  2. Press and hold the Alt + Print Screen 
  3. Open a program in which you can save/edit/paste the image.
  4. Press Ctrl + V or Click Edit> Paste


Using the Snipping tool

  1. Expand the Start menu 
  2. Click Windows Accessories
  3. Click Snipping Tool
    1. Alternately, you can search for Snipping Tool
  4. Click New
  5. Click and drag to create a rectangle around the desired area
  6. Click on the floppy disk icon to save the screen shot



Snagit is a tool provided through the Software Center for capturing and recording your screen. Please see the respective articles for how to install Snagit.

For information on how to use Snagit, please see the TechSmith Tutorials website.



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