A screenshot is an accurate snapshot of an area on a computer screen. It can be a snapshot of the entire desktop, desktop, window, item, or area. Screenshots are used to quickly save an image for any purpose (for example, creating a report on the results of the program’s work, saving an area from a web browser with useful and interesting information). There are several ways to take screenshots, both using built-in tools and using third-party software. Let’s consider both options of how to screenshot on lenovo.
How to Make a Screenshot via Lenovo?
One of the first and easiest ways is the Print Screen key (PrtScr, PrtSc). The image obtained after pressing the PrtScr key is stored in the clipboard (temporary memory of the operating system). After pressing the button, the screenshot can be inserted into the graphics editor using the program menu functions (or by pressing the Ctrl + V keys). MS Paint, Adobe Photoshop, and other programs can act as a graphic editor.
This is what it might look like in Lenovo after pasting an image into the Paint editor. After that, you can start editing the picture or immediately save the resulting result. In it, you can select the area for creating a screenshot, after which a window will open with the ability to edit and then save the file.
Scissors. This function is available on Windows (current versions) and is a built-in program for creating and editing screenshots. With the tool, you can take a screenshot of the entire screen or parts of it. The Scissors app can be found in the Windows 10 apps menu in the Windows Standard folder (or via search). The “Create” button in the window will start the screenshot creation mode.
Screenshot Creating Software
Screenshot programs should be functional, yet easy to set up and operate. The main requirements include the following points:
- The ability of a program to boot with Windows and run in “quiet” mode.
- Taking a screenshot not only from the program window but also using hotkeys.
- The ability to create snapshots of various areas (the entire screen, an arbitrary area, active or inactive window, limited by its own borders).
- The ability to edit the created screenshot (cropping, drawing objects, adding text, effects, etc.).
- Integration with file hosting services, cloud storage for quick and easy download of a screenshot to provide a link, send it by mail, or save it in your personal “cloud”.
Let’s take a look at a couple of common screenshot programs. ScreenShooter is a free screenshot software. Download and install the program. The program will be located in the system tray in the form of an icon indicated by an arrow (if the “Run application now” checkbox was checked in the last installation window).
When you press the right or left mouse button, a pop-up menu with the main features and settings of the program will appear. The main window displays hotkeys for taking screenshots by default. A screenshot allows you to take a screenshot of the entire desktop, a screenshot of an area allows you to select a selected area of arbitrary shape, a screenshot of a window will help you to take a screenshot of the window (to do this, you need to move the mouse pointer over it to display a red selection rectangle). The latter function is especially useful for creating images that respect the exact boundaries of a window, browser, form, field, etc.