Monthly Archives: February 2009

How to Take A Screen Shot

Jackie
hey, I have a computer guy question

James Asher
so naturally you think of me

Jackie
How do I take a screen shot and save it as a jpeg
Yes, I know no others

James Asher
what kind of computer are you on? windows i assume?

Jackie
windows

James Asher
XP?

Jackie
xp

James Asher
ok, set up your screen for whatever you want a screen shot of
in the sort of top right of your keyboard there is a button called ‘print screen’
press that

Jackie
yes, k

James Asher
then go into paint and go to edit>paste
then file>save as, choose jpg

Jackie
will it save just the picture or will it have the white around it?
I’ll have to crop it in another program?

James Asher
is the screen that you want a picture of not maximized?

Jackie
erm

James Asher
ok, do you want a picture of your whole screen or just a picture of the program window?

Jackie
sure, the second one (this is sort of theoretical in that I don’t want to do it now, but will in the future)

James Asher
hold alt when you press print screen
it will take a picture of whatever program window you have open

Jackie
Yay!
look it’s amazing
gah, that was simple. Thanks, James

James Asher
i am a many of many talents
when you tell this story to your friends, and I know you will, could I be shirtless? I think it’s more impressive if I’m shirtless

Jackie
it’s true
Ha, yes!
Done

James Asher
haha