Solved How to take a screenshot in Windows 7

September 12, 2011 at 18:06:49
Specs: Windows 7
I have a compaq presario CQ56 with windows 7. I do not know how to do a screenshot with this computer. I have never done a screenshot with any computer. This is for a class and my instructor told me to press command-shift-3 and save it to my computer. Only problem is I dont know what the command key is. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it btw I know very little about computers so please try to put it an as best plain english as possible. Thank you.

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#1
September 12, 2011 at 20:46:19
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Two comments on the keys your instructor told you to use:
1. Never heard of the "command-shift-3". If he meant "command prompt+shift+3" it makes no sense.. and if he meant "windows key+shift+3", that does nothing on my Windows XP.. and I don't think Windows 7 is that different...
2. And you can't save files to "My Computer"...

So anyway, the universal key for screenshots is the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard... this loads the screenshot on the Clipboard, so you can paste it on any image or text file.. (mspaint or any third party image application, or Microsoft Word, WordPad, etc.). Text files dont allow image edition so it's best to edit images before pasting them on text files.

You can also install a Screen Capture Application for more selective captures... click on the link to download the application you like... for best electing an application, sort by user ratings and total downloads. Once you have installed the application, configure it to capture full screen, fixed area, or for selection of the capture area.

http://softonic.com/windows/screen-...


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#2
September 19, 2011 at 18:23:01
I tried stacks of Screen Capture programs and found that the best one was MWSnap. This was the only one that gave correct rendering in all of my Picture programs. It's here:
http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/m...

Like all screen capture programs it can select areas, snap complete desktop or Windows and so forth. Better than fiddling with keys.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
September 20, 2011 at 01:04:53
Windows 7 (apart from Win7 basic) already includes the 'snipping tool' which is under 'accessories', just drag the cursor over the area you want - window, whole screen, whatever, and then save it.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#4
September 20, 2011 at 10:49:36
I'm always in favor of using facilities already provided, so if your brand of Win7 has the snipping tool available then give it a whirl. If not MWSnap is, IMO, the best of the free third screen capture programs.

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#5
December 19, 2011 at 19:18:42
If you want to record screenshot in windows 7 with high quality, I suggest you to use right program.

The one I used can capture anything on computer screen to image file, and you can select any portion of the screen to take screenshot. And it also can help you save the file to standard image format, such as JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG etc.


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