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How to take a screenshot on a computer?

Sometimes when you are working or just watching a video on the computer , you may want Capture images of what is being viewed.

It can also happen that it is a text and you want to make an enlargement of it to read it better or, simply, to save it and / or print it on paper.


For all this, it is necessary to take a screenshot on the computer and, later, crop the image -because the screenshot will take the entire screen, including the internet bar- or enlarge to the full, screen width of the image and then make the capture.

To take the screenshot, just hit the “ print pa “or” ImpPnt “(print screen) that is in the upper row of the computer keyboard -where the commands F1, F2 …- are to the right. You can also put “ PrtScrn ” (“print screen”, which means to print English screen).

Capture on Mac

From a Mac, you have to hold down the three shift keys, command and 4. With these three keys pressed at the same time, you select the area of ​​the screen you want to capture.

Whether the computer is a PC or a Mac, once the capture is made it can be pasted into a whatsapp or an email to send , with the ctrl + V commands (to paste the image, which is stored in the clipboard) or with the “paste” directly.

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But if you want to save the image on the computer or print it, it is necessary to have a program available in which to paste that image in order to later save or print it.

There are many programs with which to open a blank screen that allows you to paste that capture: IrfanView, FastStone Image Viewer, Photos … any of them allows you to paste the image and, later , download it to the computer to cut it, send it, etc.

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