Have you ever wanted to capture something quickly on your computer screen? Whether it’s a game you’re playing, an image or text that you need to keep for reference, or even a message you want to share with someone, taking screenshots can be a useful tool. Windows 8 is no exception; however, the feature isn’t always easy to find. Fortunately, we’ve got the instructions here to show you how to screenshot on Windows 8 with ease! LearnHow to Screenshot on Windows 8?
How to Screenshot on Windows 8?
- The Basics of Screenshots – A screenshot is basically taking a picture of what is currently displayed on your computer screen. This can be helpful when you need an image or text from your computer that cannot easily be downloaded from another website. It also captures any formatting and fonts used in the document or web page that may not translate well if copied and pasted into another application.
- Using the Print Screen Button – One way to take a screenshot on Windows 8 is by using the Print Screen button. This button can usually be found near the top right corner of your keyboard (labeled PrtScn) and pressing it will automatically copy whatever is currently displayed on your screen. The only downside is that this method does not save the screenshot as an image file; instead, it will save it onto your clipboard which can later be pasted into another application such as Microsoft Paint where it can then be saved as an image file. To access these images after they are captured, open up Microsoft Paint by searching for ‘Paint’ in the search bar located at the bottom left corner of your screen. Once opened, press Ctrl+V (or right-click and select Paste) onto Paint in order to paste the captured image into Paint where it can then be saved as an image file onto your computer by selecting File > Save As > PNG/JPEG/GIF etc…
- Using Snipping Tool – An easier way to take screenshots on Windows 8 is through using the snipping tool which allows users to take screenshots without having to use any keyboard shortcuts. To access this tool just open up search bar at bottom left corner of your screen and type ‘Snipping Tool’ before selecting it from the results list. This will open up a small window where users can select from four different types of snips including Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip, and Full-screen Snip before selecting ‘New’ which will begin capturing whatever is currently displayed on their screens until they select ‘File > Save As’ in order to save their captures onto their computers as either PNG/JPEG/GIF etc… files
Taking screenshots on Windows 8 doesn’t have to feel like rocket science anymore! With these two simple methods outlined above—using either keyboard shortcuts or Snipping Tool—anyone should now know how to capture important information quickly and easily without having too much trouble navigating confusing menus or memorizing difficult commands! So next time you need something captured quickly, don’t hesitate–get screenshotting!