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How to take a screenshot on windows 8

How to take a screenshot on windows 8

How to take a screenshot on windows 8

Many times during a computer or phone task, we want to retain a screenshot for later or for sharing.This is one of the best things ever to hit screenshots in Windows, having arrived in 2015. As with the plain old Print Screen key, you can save the entire screen or the active window with Print Screen or Alt-Print Screen, respectively. But after you go to OneDrive’s Settings panel and choose Automatically Save Screenshots / Capture to OneDrive from the Backup tab, you’re saved from having to open an imaging app, pasting from the clipboard, and then saving the file. Hit Print Screen, and you’ve got an image file saved, all in one step.This method was introduced with Windows 8 but it still works in Windows 10. It’s simpler than most of the other methods in this story, and on tablets like the Surface Pro, you invoke this functionality by pressing Volume Down and Power button at the same time. This or Windows Key-Print Screen key combo will momentarily darken the screen to show you it worked, and instantly save a PNG image file to your Pictures > Screenshots folder.

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Dave Johnson is a technology journalist who writes about consumer tech and how the industry is transforming the speculative world of science fiction into modern-day real life. Dave grew up in New Jersey before entering the Air Force to operate satellites, teach space operations, and do space launch planning. He then spent eight years as a content lead on the Windows team at Microsoft. As a photographer, Dave has photographed wolves in their natural environment; he's also a scuba instructor and co-host of several podcasts. Dave is the author of more than two dozen books and has contributed to many sites and publications including CNET, Forbes, PC World, How To Geek, and Insider. You can use the Game bar to snap a screenshot, whether you're in the middle of playing a game or not. Hit the Windows key + G key to call up the Game bar. From here, you can click the screenshot button in the Game bar or use the default keyboard shortcut Windows key + Alt + PrtScn to snap a full-screen screenshot. To set your own Game bar screenshot keyboard shortcut, to Settings > Gaming > Game bar. Backing up a bit, you'll also need to enable Game bar from this settings page by making sure you've toggled on Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar.

After hitting this keyboard shortcut, you momentarily see a small thumbnail panel notification at lower right that says Snip Saved to Clipboard. Tap this to open the Snip & Sketch window. In this, you can mark up the image with a pen, pencil, highlighter, eraser, ruler, and cropping tool. Then you can save the image to a folder of your choice, or share it using the standard Windows Share menu. That lets you send the image to Instagram, Messenger, Mail, or any other app that accepts the file type. It also lets you send it to a nearby PC with Nearby Sharing enabled.This is one of the best things ever to hit screenshots in Windows, having arrived in 2015. As with the plain old Print Screen key, you can save the entire screen or the active window with Print Screen or Alt-Print Screen, respectively. But after you go to OneDrive’s Settings panel and choose Automatically Save Screenshots / Capture to OneDrive from the Backup tab, you’re saved from having to open an imaging app, pasting from the clipboard, and then saving the file. Hit Print Screen, and you’ve got an image file saved, all in one step. Another way to take screenshots is by using a third-party tool. Our favorite screenshot app at PCMag is Snagit. Snagit has at least one major benefit over Windows’ built-in screenshot tools: You can snap away and all your shots remain in the utility’s repository, available at any time you might need them later. It’s the least disruptive way to shoot screens while continuing your work. After you’re ready to deal with the shots, you can browse the history and save the images you want to the folder of your choice. (Source: www.pcmag.com)

 

 

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