Welcome to my video on how to take a screenshot and save it as an image file using Windows paint .
Let's get started .
OK , now I'm using Windows eight to give this tutorial , but I will be giving explanations as we go to the differences between operating systems because you'll be able to do this all the way back to probably Windows 95 .
But I'll try my best to be brief , so please bear with me now .
In order to take a screenshot , you'll need to click the print screen button .
It should look something like this image that I'm going to show you now .
It will be located near the numerical pad .
OK , so you press print screen now .
Once you click print screen what this effectively does , it takes a copy of the desktop , and it saves it to the clipboard .
Now we want to save that as an image file .
So in order to do that within Windows , you can use Windows paint now to locate windows paint .
If you're using a version of windows before Windows eight , all you need to do is go down to the bottom left hand corner of the screen .
Click on the start menu , go to either all programmes or programme files .
Locate the accessories folder and you'll find the paint application there .
But to do this within Windows eight , you'll need to go to the bottom left hand corner of the screen .
Click on the START menu , then type the word paint and then click enter .
Now , Once paint opens up , you just need to left .
Click once on the blank page and then click control and V to paste the image into paint .
Now we need to save it , so you to save it , you'll click on file .
Go down to savers now in Windows seven or eight .
You're going to get options here up here .
But if you're using an older version of Windows , then you just need to click .
Save that , I'm going to select JPEG picture now .
I'm gonna leave it as untitled , but I'm gonna save it to the desktop so it will appear on the left hand side .
Now the save type is currently set as JPEG image as I selected that , but if you were using an older version of Windows , it would be B MP .
So to change the file type You just need to use the drop down menu , change it to what you require and then click save .
Thank you for watching my video .
I hope you found this useful .
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