How To Capture A Portion Of Screen
It can be very useful to know how to capture a portion of screen. In order to do so you will use a basic copy and paste type method. This method can be accomplished in a very simple process.
- Open the object you want captured. Begin by opening the page on the computer screen which you wish to capture. The entire screen will be captured in your screen shot and only what is visible to your eye will be in the screen shot.
- Find the necessary keys on your keyboard. Find the key on the keyboard that says "Ctrl" which is adjacent to the directional arrow keys. "Ctrl" stands for the word control. Then find the key that says "PrtSc" and "SysRq" or "Print Screen" and "SysRq," depending on the type of keyboard you have. That key is located next to the "F12" key on most laptops and notebooks or near the top right corner of traditional keyboards. On traditional keyboards it is found next to two other keys, those being the "Scroll Lock" and "Pause/Break" keys. "PrtSc" is short for the phrase "print screen," while "SysRq" stands for the phrase "system requirement."
- Simultaneously press the two keys. Press the "Ctrl" key and the "Print Screen" key at the same time. You now have the image of the entire screen copied, exactly as seen. Note that when you use this method of capturing a screen the entire screen is captured in an image; this includes task bars and address bars.
- Paste your new screen shot. You will then need to open a program in which to paste your image. Once you paste your image, you can edit and crop the image to your liking and save it to your computer. Once you find the two keys that you must press, the process of capturing a portion of screen is quite simple.
Posted on: Mar. 16, 2010