Top 5 Ways to Take Screenshots in Windows 8.1 and 8

Top 5 Ways to Take Screenshots in Windows 8.1 and 8

Oct. 14, 2014 1:56 pm / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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Windows 8.1 and 8 have introduced many improvements to the way it handles screenshots. Now you can automatically save a screenshot to the Pictures folder with just the touch of a couple of buttons. Keep reading and then get the 6 handy ways to take a screenshot in Windows 8.1 and 8.

1. Using the Windows + Print Screen Key

You can capture everything displayed on the screen by pressing Windows + Print Screen combination. The screen will darken for a second to give you a visual cue that screenshot has been taken.

Note: The image is automatically saved to the folder Picture library, under Screenshots, and to the Clipboard. Open an image editing program and paste the image from the clipboard. Then, you can save it as a file and even do some basic editing.

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You will find your screenshots also by using the Pictures app, by going to Pictures - > Screenshots.

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2. Using the Print Screen Shortcut

This method works in all versions of Windows, including Windows 8.1 and 8.

On your keyboard, press the PrtScn key. This creates a screenshot of the whole screen and saves it to the clipboard.

Note: The screenshot is not stored as a file on the disc. Open an image editing program and paste the image from the clipboard. Then, you can save it as a file and even do some basic editing.

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3. Using Alt + Print Screen

In Windows 8.1 and 8, you can also take screenshots of the active window. Open the window you want to capture and press Alt + Print Screen on your keyboard. The screenshot is saved to the clipboard.

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4. Using the Snipping Tool

The Snipping Tool can be found in the All Apps page under Accessories. It provides a number of useful snipping options. For example, if you select Window Snip, the screen will become grayed out except for the active window, which is outlined in red. Simply click on the window to take the screenshot.

Note: Once taken, the Snipping Tool will display the image, and allow you to Save it by clicking on the disk icon.

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5. Using the Share Charm

It only works for Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 has further improved the Charms concept and they can also be used to take and share screenshots.

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That's all for how to take a screenshot in Windows 8.1 and 8 computer. Try to find the most available one for you. For more features of Windows, click here to know more info about Windows tips.

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