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May 5th 2015 at 2:49 AM

How to Capture Screen in Windows 7?

Ever you like an image and want to capture it immediately to embed in a file, email or to use it as the background of the desktop? This can be done easily by taking the taking its screenshot or screen capture. In Windows 7 taking screenshots has become easier through Print Screen option and a built-in tool for snipping. Below is a free Capture screen Windows 7 guide to help you take screenshot and process it accordingly.


Before taking screenshot, be sure that Insert, Scroll lock or Num Lock are off. After this open a website or program window whose screenshot you need. For instance, open your web browser and look for a wallpaper or screensaver. After opening it click the Print Scrn/Sysrq key on your keyboard and it is done. The screen is now automatically copied in your Office Clipboard so you just have to paste it in paint, word or any other file.

If you just press Print Scrn/SysRq Key, the whole screen will be shot. However if you need to capture the active window, press Alt+PrintScrn/SysRq Key. After this copy the image in the word or paint file as given below. For simplicity and conciseness this article will highlight the method to copy the image in Paint. The same procedure will be used for any other program.

Click Start Button, then go to All Programs>Accessories>Ms Paint. You will see a new paint file opened. Right click the screen and choose Paste option or click Paste on the top right of the window. After this click Home Tab to resize or rotate the image accordingly.

After you done you have to save the changes by pressing Ctrl+S keys together. Give a name to the file and click the Save button. Now your image is ready to email, embed it in any document, webpage or set it as your wallpaper. Beside the Print Screen Key, a Snipping Tool is also integrated in Windows 7 to help you to capture screen of entire window or to only capture a portion of it.

Steps to Follow for Snipping

Click Start Button>Snipping Tool in the Startup Programs. If you are unable to see it type snipping tool in the start-up programs i.e. snipping tool without quotes in the Start Search window and it will take you to Snipping Tool in search results, from where you can open it just by clicking. When done, click and drag the scissor-shaped icon which is encircled in red to take your desired screenshots. You will see the captured image in snipping tool dialog box where you can make the required changes and save it in JPG format. Now all is done and you have your Windows screen capture that you can use it for your purpose.

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