A screenshot is a digital image that captures everything displayed on your computer screen.
“Image speaks louder than words”. That is the reason why screenshots could come in handy for many situations. For example, when you are trying to show Tech Support the problem that shows on your computer screen, instead of describing them at lengths, sending a screenshot of the problem will do the trick. Or perhaps there is this really cool article that you saw on the Internet that inspires you to create a blog about it, just take a screenshot of the article and use it as illustration for your content.
Screenshot is an essentials that is supported on all types of operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android phone or tablet. In this instructional writing below, you would be guided through a compact roundup with step-by-step instructions on How to capture a screenshot on Windows on WordPress.
On Window, you could only take screenshot of your entire screen, if you want to take screenshot of a particular area of the screen, you’ll have to install a plug-in software, or take an extra step by editting and cutting the saved screenshot from any image editors app like Photoshop, Paint, GIMP, GIMPshop, Irfanview, or Paintshop Pro.
Table of Content
- Step 1: Locate the Print Screen key
- Step 2: Press the Print Screen key
- Step 3: Open an image editor and paste the copied screenshot
- Step 4: Save your image
Step 1: Locate the Print Screen key
First of all, locate the
Print Screen key on your keyboard. Depending on the type of keyboard you are using, the key may be marked as
Print Screen or shorten to
After pressing this key combination, your screenshot will automatically be saved as an image file in Desktop.
Step 2: Press the Print Screen key
Get what you want to capture to display on the screen, then press the Print Screen key on your keyboard.
After pressing this key, your screenshot will automatically be copied.
Step 3: Open an image editor and paste the copied screenshot
Next, open any image editor, such as Photoshop, Paint, GIMP, GIMPshop, Irfanview, Paintshop Pro. Create a new image and paste your copied screenshot by pressing Ctrl + V.
If your computer is currently running Windows Vista or Windows 7, you have another option of using the built-in Snipping Tool.
Step 4: Save your image
The screenshot will now appear on the image editor. Save your image as a JPG, PNG, PDF, or GIF file.
After your screenshot is saved as an image file in Desktop, you could now use it as you would with any other images. For instance, you could:
Attach it to your email
Upload the screenshot to your digital media library, and share the URL that links to your image
Upload it to a third party service like Droplr, Snag.gy, Imgur, or CloudApp.
Above is a quick and easy-to-follow instruction How to capture a screenshot on Windows on WordPress. Beside enhancing your blog quality, this feature could be of great help in many different context.