Taking Screen Shot in Windows 7 Operating System
Taking screen shots in Windows 7 is very simple and easy job to do. There are two ways in which we can take a screen shot in Windows 7. The first method is to use Print Screen button on your key board to capture the image of the screen. The second method is to use the Snipping tool which is used to save a selection of current display. Let us see the two methods on how to take a screen shot in Windows 7.
Print Screen Method to take a screen shot
The first method of capturing a screen shot is the Print Screen method.
These screen shots are not automatically saved but are copied into the clip board. To save the screen shot, we need to load a photo application like MS Paint and press CTRL + V to paste the image (or go to Edit > Paste from the menu).
The Print Screen method may be useful only to take screen shots of simple windows but will not be useful to take screen shot for may 3D games and you have to use special software designed to work with DirectX and OpenGL.
Snipping Tool to take screen shot in Windows 7
Another method of taking a screen shot in Windows 7 is to use the Snipping tool. To load the snipping tool, simply type Sniping Tool in to the Windows Start Menu search box and hit enter button or run SnippingTool.exe. Once the snipping tool has loaded, you will see the following window on the desk top.
Now you have to just click and drag a box around the area of the screen that you want to save as a screen shot. Once you release the mouse button after dragging the box, the image captured is shown in a larger snipping tool window as shown below:
Snipping tool is a very handy tool that Microsoft shipped with Windows 7 but not many people know about it. Almost everyone uses Print Screen to capture the screen and then use Paint brush to save the image.