How to take a screen shot

Taking Screenshots

How to take a Screenshot

This document describes how to capture screenshots in Windows, iPhone/Mac, Android, BlackBerry. Capture your screen, or partial screen on the following devices:

Windows 7 Screenshot

Press the Print Screen

(sometimes marked as PrtSc or PrtScn) key on the keyboard (generally located in the top right hand corner) to capture an image of the entire screen and store it in the Windows clipboard.

Press Alt & Print Screen

(sometimes labeled as PrtScn) to capture an image of only the active window and store it in the Windows clipboard.

When the desired image is stored in the Windows clipboard (only one image can be stored at a time), it can be extracted by opening a word process program (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, etc.) or an image manipulation program (such as Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Paint), and selecting Paste from the Edit menu or pressing Ctrl-V.


Windows 7  – Snipping Tool

windows snipping tool

Click on the Start button to open your Start Menu and type SNIPPING, or;

Windows Button

  1. Then click on the All Programs menu option.
  2. Then click on the Accessories group
  3. Finally click on the the Snipping Tool icon which looks like this:

Snipping Tool

Microsoft Windows take a screen capture


iPhone Screenshot


To take a screenshot with your iPhone or iPod Touch, just press the Home and Sleep buttons at the same time. If you nail the timing, the screen will flash and you’ll hear the same camera shutter sound that the Camera app makes when you take a photo.

To access and share your screenshots, go to Photos and open the Camera Roll.

Currently iOS 7

Screen Capture  iPhone


Mac Screenshot 

Capture your entire screen

Press Command (⌘)-Shift-3. The screenshot is added to your desktop.

Capture some of your screen

Press Command (⌘)-Shift-4, and then drag the crosshair pointer to select the area. Hold Shift, Option, or the Space bar while you drag to resize the selection area. To cancel, press Escape (esc) before you release the mouse button.

Screen capture MAC

Capture a specific window

Press Command (⌘)-Shift-4, press the Space bar, move the camera pointer over the window to highlight it, and then click.

For more visit Apple Support


BlackBerry Screenshot

Take a screen shot of your device

Volume Up + Volume Down

Screenshot  Blackberry

Press the Volume Up key and the Volume Down key at the same time.
Note: If you have BlackBerry Balance installed on your BlackBerry device, screen shots are saved in your work perimeter.

Visit BlackBerry Source  for more.


Screenshot Software

Here are a couple of paid and free screenshot software.

Premium software

Snagit – more editing capability and video recording

Snagit by Techsmith

Free Screenshot Software

Greenshot Screenshot Software

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