January 26 general meeting, a question came up about
how to make a copy of anything on a computer screen.
A quick answer is Print Screen.
So you are
looking at something on a computer screen, maybe a
baseball player, so the book says to 'Press the print screen key' (‘PrtScn’). Once
you press this screen, the mirror image of that
screen (Picture) is stored in the
An easy answer: Press Start - Go to Programs - Go to
Accessories and click on Paint, when the Paint
program opens on
a new canvas hit CTRL V or Paste which will paste
the screen image on the canvas of the Paint program. Remember this is a picture,
cannot be edited.
You can actually paste your screen print into any
canvas in most graphical programs such as Adobe
Photoshop, gimp, Paintshop pro, Paint and and
Do you know how to use Print Screen in Windows
Operating System? Before getting into the process of
using this option, let’s have a look at what exactly
Print Screen does.
The “Print Screen” command is a utility of your PC.
Presently, it does not have that much of importance
as the earlier days when DOS systems use to print
the screen that the user was actually viewing. Now
Print Screen is only used to make a copy of the
screen. This image is store in the Clipboard.
The Windows clipboard is used to store stuff. To
understand this information better, use Google and
search for "How to use Print Screen" and " what is
Copy & Past: The
website below will show you how to Copy&Past.
If you are running
Windows 7, you will have a upgrade version of Paint,
plus Snipping Tool, Sticky Notes and a few others.
7:Start - All Program - Accessories - Snipping Tool
Using the Snipping Tool:
More to come.