Most standard keyboards have a 'Print Screen' key. This is usually at the top, right of the keyboard. The 'Print Screen' key is sometimes labeled 'PrtScn' or something similar.

If you press the 'Print Screen' key, a copy of what you see on your screen will be made. If nothing happens when you press the 'Print Screen' key, that's OK, the copy has still been made.

To open the Windows 7 Paint application do the following:

Click the Windows 7 Start button and select 'All Programs'.


Select 'Accessories', and then click Paint.


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phoeby123 Premium
Thanks for the refresher!
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mikegsaiz Premium
Thank you so much, you are a lifesaver. Take care and God Bless.

Mike
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My-Mate-Bert Premium
Hiya, electrobot.

You have done me a truly enormous favour today by letting me see this!!

I've been after a decent way to capture quality images and had no idea that PAINT would do the job so well. It's what I've been asking graphics people about doing & they all want a fortune for doing it.

I wonder if they use PAINT too, eh?

Thanks again, Andre
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TitaWorks Premium
Thanks again electrobot. I keep forgetting how to do this! Got you bookmarked now!
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macey321 Premium
Hi electrobot. Yes this was helpful to me and I appreciate you taking the time to post the training. I can use this and I think some others will like this tutorial.
Have a great day.....................Frank
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EKautz Premium
Thanks Doug. I've been doing this for quite some time and for some reason my screen shots always seem fuzzy once I put them in my WA blog ... have you run into this or do you have thoughts why this may be happening? I see your shots are nice and crispy. :)

ROCK ON!
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electrobot Premium
Hi EKautz. I've noticed if the size (dimensions) of my saved screenshots are large, WA will "shrink" them down when I add them to a blog. Shrinking them keeps them looking the same. If I have a relatively small screenshot, the WA blog might try to stretch the screenshot, which will result in a fuzzy image. I think that is what is happening. Beyond that, I'm not exactly sure. Let me know if that helps. :)
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EKautz Premium
Doesn't the dimension of the screenshot stay the same size no matter when you use it, or are you talking about the "Cropped" size?
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electrobot Premium
Hi EKautz. You are right. Cropped size is what I am referring to. My bad.
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EKautz Premium
Cool man, thanks for the update. I guess bigger is better after all.

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NWTDennis Premium
Very cool Doug. I use Paint all the time for my images, but did not know about this feature of Windows 7. Can't wait to start using it.

Thanks
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RichieBarone Premium
Thanks bookmarked...
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JewelCarol Premium
This is great and seems easy to use, bookmarked, thank you electrobot. ;))
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blanza Premium
How do you take screenshots with windows 10
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Lorac Premium
I have Windows 10.....it works exactly the same way.
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Lorac Premium
Thank you! Very useful tutorial. I use Gimp for capturing and cropping images, but this is probably easier.
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KeithJames Premium
Thank you Electrobot! Great tutorial and very easy to follow! Domo Arigato Sensei!
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greenwoodtam Premium
thanks and i found my button and going to try it. your friend-Tammy
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BobZeiss Premium
I wish we had a library of tips like this it would make things so much easier. Thanks for this valuable tip.
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Ericabried Premium
Oh my gosh, I just discovered this yesterday. Wish I'd known earlier.
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skmali Premium
Great training, I am using the MS paint in same way. All my screenshot on my website are done in same way. GREAT!
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kennick2015 Premium
Great training aid for the members Electrobot. Thanks for putting in the effort.
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Martstervt Premium
I have a mac, oh well.........
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BobZeiss Premium
Macs are great for......? And ........? Sorry couldn't think of anything:))
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Martstervt Premium
HaHaHa.............They last longer..........LOL
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Mike1942 Premium
That was most helpful. Boy, I used Windows 7 for ever since it's inception and didn't know that. Thank you!
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Mike-Writes Premium
This is very useful. Thanks!
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macey321 Premium
Very helpful electrobot. Thanks for the tutorial. I will save this for later.
Best Wishes..................Frank
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LLiu Premium
Great training and I do agree with Loes.
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JeanineP Premium
Very helpful! Thank you!
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BlessedB Premium
Great, thank you electrobot.
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ShelleyL Premium
Beauty! Thanks!
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Papi Premium
Nice feature on the Windows 7.
Thanks electrobot :)
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krazykat Premium
Pretty cool. Thanks!
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robdavenport Premium
awesome thanks
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Yenomym Premium
Thanks. I bookmarked this. Good stuff.
Marilyn
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Loes Premium
I would suggest an extra page to show how to add lines, arrows and squares:)
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EKautz Premium
That's a great point Loes.

Quick question ... does anyone use OneNote to prepare blogs? If so how do you get the lines and arrows to move with the images over to the actual blog in WA?

Thanks,

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Loes Premium
No, I don't use that program
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EKautz Premium
Thanks Loes, I never know what you have in the kitchen so it never hurts to ask. :)

Peace!

E
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Dmorrow Premium
I use one note sometimes, but I've never needed to move lines and arrows, just different sections of text used as reference.
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EKautz Premium
Yep, one of the lesser know Windows features, and I've not met many folks that even knew "print screen" was a keyboard button much less what it does .... it does NOT print to your printer. lol

ROCK ON!
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Brookline Premium
Thank you Good training item. I have a copyrighted photo I would like to make use of ... If I crop this as per your instructions could I still use this? Is it not longer a copyright item?
I've tried the method for tables created in MS word but does not seem to work for this particular item.... just get a white screen.... any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Denverlowe Premium
I know Google has a feature that let's you know if you can use a pic af all or if y po u edit it. While you're in images, the menu options will make it clear of the use allowed while sorting.
I hope this helps. I'm not at my laptop so can't tell you exactly what to do but there is a training here in the community that will explain to. I
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electrobot Premium
Hi Denverlowe. Let me know if this is helpful:
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electrobot Premium
Hi Brookline. Who owns the copyright?
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Brookline Premium
Copyright is given as a private photographer based in Gibraltar.....it is one amongst hundreds. I just wish to use part of it to be placed into a post of mine.

Any clues about capturing the MS table?
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electrobot Premium
Hi Brookline. You should probably reference the copyright information somewhere. What do you mean by 'MS table'?
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WBurton Premium
LOL I didn't even know I had Paint..:) Thanks Buddy. Boy am I dumb LMAO William :)
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