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How to Take a Screen Shot (Screen Capture)

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This wikiHow teaches you how to save an image of your screen on Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Steps

On Windows

  1. Take a full-screen screenshot in Windows 10 or 8.To do so, pressWin+PrintScreento save the screenshot directly to a file. This will save you from having to paste it into Paint first. The file is located in the Screenshots folder of your Pictures folder. The folder will be created if it does not yet exist.
  2. Take a full-screen screenshot in Windows 7 or Vista.To do so, pressPrint Screen. It may be abbreviated, and is typically located between the F12 key and the Screen Lock key. You may need to press theFunctionor key if you're using a laptop.
    • The image will be copied to the clipboard. You must paste the image into a document in order to view it.
  3. Take a screenshot of the active window only.To do so, click the window whose image you want to capture, then pressAlt+PrintScreen, or on some laptopsAlt+Fn+PrintScreen.
    • You will still need to paste it before you can save the image.

On Mac

  1. .To capture an image of your entire display and save it to a file on the desktop, press⌘+Shift+3. The computer will make the sound of a camera shutter, and a file labeled "Screen Shot [date]" will appear on your desktop.
    • If you’d rather copy the screenshot to your clipboard instead of saving it to a file, press⌘+Control+Shift+3. The image will be copied to the clipboard, and you can paste it into a document or image editor.
  2. Capture part of your display.If you only want to take a screenshot of part of your display, press⌘+Shift+4. The pointer will turn into a crosshairs. Drag the crosshairs to create a box the part of the screen you want to capture.
    • When you release the click, the computer will make a "shutter" sound and the image will be saved to a file on your desktop.
  3. Capture a specific window.If you want a screenshot of specific window, press⌘+Shift+4. Then pressSpace. The cursor will become a camera icon. Click the window of which you want a screenshot.
    • When you click, the computer will make a "shutter" sound and the image will be saved to a file on your desktop

On iPhone or iPad

  1. Go to the screen you want to capture.Find the image, picture, message, website, etc., of which you want to take a picture.
  2. Press and hold the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons at the same time.
    • The screen will flash to indicate the screenshot.
  3. Open the Photos app.
  4. TapAlbumsin the lower-right.
  5. Scroll down and tap theScreenshotsalbum.The image you just captured will be the last image at the bottom of the album.

On Android

  1. Go to the screen you want to capture.Find the image, picture, message, website, etc., of which you want to take a picture.
  2. Press and hold the Power and Volume-Down buttons at the same time.
    • On Samsung Galaxy devices, press Power+Home.
    • The screen will flash to indicate the screenshot.
  3. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Notifications Bar.
  4. TapScreenshot capturedto view the image.
    • The image will be saved to an album labeled "Screenshots" in your default photos app, such as Gallery, Google Photos, or Photos on your Samsung device.

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    I have a Dell with Windows 7. How do I take a screenshot?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Click the PrtSc SysRq button.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I screenshot on a HP desktop if my keyboard doesn't have the fn button (Chrome)?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Go on the Chrome App Store and get Chromecast. It doesn't have screenshots, but you can take a video for one second.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    What can cause a phone to not capture a screen shot?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    If your phone's storage is full, it will not take a screenshot.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    My lock butting on my Samsung is broken. Is there an alternative way of taking a screenshot without downloading an app?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Go to Settings > Motion & Gestures. There you will find an option to take screenshots by swiping the whole screen from left to right.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How can I create a platform for screenshots?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    On a computer, there is a key on the upper right corner of your keyboard. It says "PRT SC," which stands for print screen. Press that key once and open an app like Word, then paste it.
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • Will I be able to screen shot from a Kindle Fire?
  • How do I take a screenshot on a phone?
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  • Always make sure you don't have any lingering information about yourself in the background. While they make for funny pictures sometimes, you really don't want it happening to you.

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