How to take Screenshots

Here is how to take screen-shots:

  • On a PC: Search the Start menu for the "Snipping Tool" a small program that allows you take screen-shots from Windows Vista onwards. It is typically located in the Accessories folder if you need to locate it without search. Once open from the "New" drop-down you can select a "Full-screen Snip" or other option, and then with the "New" button take that screenshot. The Snipping Tool will they open your screen-shot as an image, and you can save it by selecting "Save as..." from the File menu.

  • On a Mac: Hit Command+Shift+3 (the three buttons at once) for full-screen screenshots and Command+Shift+4 to select an area. Screen-shots are placed on the Desktop automatically.

  • On Firefox: Firefox has added a screenshot capability inside its browser. Right click on the page and select "Take Screenshot" and select "Save Full Page". 
  • On Linux: Depending on the distribution, the Print Screen (PrtScn) button produces screen-shots that are saved to the Desktop folder. Alternatively the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) has a screen-shot tool under the File, Acquire menu.
  • On iPhone: Hit the power button and the home button at the same time. This make take some practice.
  • Alternate Method: Should all those fail, you can always take a photo with a smart-phone.


Windows Snipping Tool: