If you wanted to save a copy of something you saw online, do you know how to capture a screenshot as an image file? It’s easy, once you know how.
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Go to the web page (or document) you want to save. Make it full-screen, if you can.
Depress the CTRL (control) and PRT SCR (print screen) buttons on your computer keyboard at the same time. This captures and copies the web page.
Open a simple image editing program, such as PAINT. Click the file menu to create a new image file.
Depress the CTRL and V keys simultaneously to paste the web page into the image file.
Crop the margins of the image file, as desired. Save the file.
Boom! That’s it.
Your screenshot is ready for keeping or sharing.
Screenshots are handy for illustrating online articles or blog posts, recording interesting online content, or tracking potentially useful discussion threads on various websites. Plenty of internet users have kept screenshots of threatening comments or posts that may have evidentiary implications. And others have retained copies of images they simply liked.
But here’s a warning. It’s illegal to reproduce copyrighted images or content, even via screenshots.
Image/s: Adapted by this user from public domain / vintage clipart