Take Screenshots in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to take screenshots on Windows 8 computers. If you have previously used any other versions of Windows operating systems, such as Windows 7 or Windows XP and so on, you're probably familiar with the "Print Screen" button on the keyboard. You had to press "Print Screen" and then open any image editing program and then paste the image there. The same can be done on the Windows 8 computers, but on this operating system, saving images has been made even easier.

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Steps

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    Click the Start Menu icon in the lower left corner of the screen
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    Click any of the applications
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    Let's select Weather. Wait for it to load. Let's take a screenshot.
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    Press and hold the Windows button and then press "Print Screen"
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    For a second, the screen will go dim. That means that the screenshot has been taken. To view the screenshot, we need to go to the desktop.
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    Move the mouse to the upper left corner of the screen and click the image that appears
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    Next, we need to go to the Explorer. In our case, it's called "This PC". We will use a desktop shortcut that we have. However, it can also be accessed by clicking the "File Explorer" folder icon along the bottom of the screen.
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    Navigate to "This PC"
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    We will double-click our shortcut.
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    Double-click "Local Disk (C:)"
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    Double-click "Users"
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    Double-click on the file with the name of the computer as its title
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    In our case, it is called "Creatura".
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    Double-click on "Pictures"
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    Here, there is a new folder called "Screenshots".
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    Double-click on "Screenshots"
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    We will see that the screenshot that we have taken is there.
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    Double-click on the screenshot to open and view it
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    Right-click on the screenshot and navigate to "Open with" to choose a specific program to open it for viewing or editing.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to take screenshots on Windows 8 computers
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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