Screen Shots

The quickest way to take a screen shot is to press the PrtScn (print screen) button and it takes a full snapshot of your screen. You’ll then need to take it into another program (or just go into Word and use the crop tools) to slice and dice it to the size and contents you want (use Ctrl V to paste it in).

However this does the whole screen and the image size can be quite large. I’ve been using a freeware program called Gadwin Printscreen. It allows you to select just the portion of the screen you require and not the entire window. Here’s a link for it:


One Comment on “Screen Shots”

  1. Andreas says:

    Hi Angela,

    Yes, the Prt+Scn method produces giant uncompressed filesizes (bmp-format).
    But it is done so easily and is utmost useful for all children: “Whenever you encounter something strange, just make a screenshot, store it and show your parents!”

    There’s a very fine Freeware-Program, that’s quite popular here in Europe which I would highly recommend. It’s called IrfanView, and you can find it here:

    Lots of options, slim, nice and userfriendly. – I have known it for years now and can’t do without it…

    Take care!

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