Whatever you want to call them, screengrabs, screencaps, or screenshots, this unique function allows you to capture a snapshot of your computer desktop.
When you’re at work and want to demonstrate to coworkers how to make changes to a webpage, or when you’re on the phone with family across the country and want to take a picture of them, screenshotting comes in handy.
HP PCs and laptops run Windows or Chrome operating systems, allowing you to take screenshots with a single keystroke. The Print Screen key, which is usually found at the top right of your keyboard, is abbreviated as PrtScn or PRT SC. You can use this button to capture your full desktop screen.
The captured image, on the other hand, is not instantly stored; instead, it is copied to your computer’s clipboard. To save the floating screengrab as an image file, follow the steps below.
- To capture the entire screen, press the Windows key and Print Screen at the same time. To indicate a successful snapshot, your screen will dim for a brief moment.
- Open an image-editing application (Microsoft Paint, GIMP, Photoshop, and PaintShop Pro will all work).
- To paste the screenshot, open a new picture and hit CTRL + V. You may also right-click and select Paste from the menu.
- Save the file as a JPG or PNG and save it in a convenient location for easy distribution.
The other option for a partial screen is to use the usual method:
The snipping tool is a great integrated function that allows you to select any-size areas of your screen for rapid grabbing, regardless of whether your laptop runs Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, or 10.
The snipping tool is included with all Windows desktop PCs, and it may be found in the start menu. Once you’ve accessed these instructions, you’ll be guided through a three-step screenshot process.
The snipping tool comes with a variety of extra features, including the ability to alter modes. You can snip in three other ways in addition to the normal rectangular snip. You can capture in any shape or form with free-form snipping. The free-form mode makes it simple to capture circles, ovals, and figure 8s.
With a single click, the Window snip captures a screenshot of your active window.