How to Create a Screen Shot (several options)

If you already know how to make a screen shot, then you might not need this post.

Although many of our subscribers already know how to do this, we find that some still aren’t sure how to make a screenshot, so I thought it might be appreciated if I provided this primer.

A screenshot is very important in cases where it’s difficult to adequately describe something visually, and it’s easy to express the wrong ideas. It’s true what they say – a picture is worth a thousand words 🙂 and In this video I show you how to easily make and save a screenshot in Windows without any additional software except MS Paint.

In the second half of the video, I explain how I use Jing daily for my screenshots and markup needs. I recommend Jing, definitely!

5 thoughts on “How to Create a Screen Shot (several options)

    1. Right Ferdy, but if you press ALT along with PRTSCN you just capture the active window, not the entire screen.

  1. Thanks again Hugh.
    I forgot that Jing allows you to save to Screencast. I often share screenshots and short how-to videos with a friend in Venezuela and sometimes his internet is iffy. This is perfect for saving these communications for an opportune time.
    Much respect, Doug

  2. And for Mac Users you need Shift + Cmd + 3 for a full screen shot or Shift + Cmd + 4 to select the area for screenshot.

    I also find Snagit a good paid option for marking up etc although Preview in Mac can also do some basic mark ups and Mail in yosemite now has some markup functions built in

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