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How To Take a Screenshot

Last Updated: Jan 05, 2015 01:49PM MST
This article describes how you can take a screen shot on a Windows, Mac, Chromebook, and iPad device.

Windows:

How to capture the entire screen:
press = Windows captures the entire screen and copies it to the clipboard.

Where to find that key:
  Look for this group of keys at the upper right of your keyboard. Note: Print Screen (PrtScn) might have been abbreviated differently on your keyboard.

It's in the clipboard now. How to paste it into a document or something:
hold down and press = Windows pastes the screenshot (that is in the clipboard) into a document or image you are currently editing.

Where should you paste it:


There is also a dedicated program for taking screenshots on Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8:


Mac:

How to take a screenshot:
hold down and and press = Mac OS X captures the entire screen and saves it as a file on the desktop. The file name will look like “Screen shot 2013-12-05 at 08.45.00 AM.png”.


Chromebook:

How to take a screenshot:

To take a screenshot of your current window, press Ctrl and . You can then retrieve the image file from the Screenshots folder in your file manager:
  1. Open the Files app
  2. Look for the new screenshot with the date and time as file name

iPad:

How to take a screenshot:
press at once and = The screen flashes white. Your iPad (or iPod touch, or iPhone) captures the entire screen and saves it as a photo.


Where to find your screenshots:
choose and then Saved Photos (on an iPod touch, or an iPad) or Camera Roll (on an iPhone).

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