Take a Screenshot of Your Screen Using Keyboard Hotkeys in Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Alexander Avdeev, Anonymous

Hi! You're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to take a screenshot of your screen using keyboard hotkeys in Windows 7. If you don't know how to take a screenshot of your screen, chances are that you have never used the button that was specifically designed for this job on the keyboard. It is really easy to miss this. If we want to take a screenshot of a web page, a window, a folder, and so on, then what we do is press the "Print Screen" button on the keyboard. This button is on the right side of "F12". Then, we open Paint or any other image-editing tools like Photoshop.

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    Let's go ahead and open Paint, for example.
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    Once Paint is open, we need to press "Ctrl"+"V" to paste the image.
    The image of the screenshot will be pasted into Paint.
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    We might want to change the clipping or resize the window, and so on.
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    Once we are sure that we are satisfied with the result, we can go ahead and save the screenshot by clicking "Save".
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    For example, the file is going to be saved on the desktop.
    The file will be named "image".
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    We click "Save".
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    We close the window.
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    Now, as it is shown, the image of the screen has been saved to our desktop.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to take a screenshot of the screen by using keyboard hotkeys in Windows 7. Thank you for watching VisiHow! If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Lukward Thomason

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