Create a screenshot in Windows 8.1 / 10 and auto-save it as a file!
The new method to create a screenshot in Windows 8.1 or Windows-10 and to auto-save it as a file!
Via keyboard shortcut [Window-Logo + PrtScn] Windows-8 auto-saved inside the screenshot file in "Screenshots" folder, created in your My Pictures folder. This location is %UserProfile%\Pictures\Screenshots. ( ... see Image-1 Arrow-1).
The old method to create a screenshot in Windows and copy a screenshot into the clipboard works also on Windows-8. [Alt+PrtScn] for the active Window or [PrtScn] for the completly Desktop. You can use mspaint.exe to save a screenshot to a file!
To start ms-paint in Windows 8, press the key combination [Win-Logo+R], then simply type the command
mspaint.exe. ( ... see Image-2 Arrow-1) In MS-Paint press the key combination [CTRL+V] to paste the screenshot from the clipboard ( ... see Image-2 Arrow-2) and click or tap "Save-Icon" ( ... see Image-2 Arrow-3)
See also: ► How to create a PDF from Screenshot or other Images? ► Use cmd.exe to burn an ISO image to an DVD
(Image-1) Create a screenshot in Windows 8.1 or 10 and auto-save it as a file!
Screenshots are suitable for a variety of purposes: to quickly send something funny from the Internet to friends, to show the colleague the preliminary design for the new web project - or to add explanatory material to a text like this. Taking such screenshots has never been a problem on Microsoft operating systems. And since Windows 8, it's even easier than ever - thanks to the addition of keyboard shortcuts and the snipping tool.
(Image-2) Use mspaint.exe in Windows 8 to save a screenshot to a file!!
Take a screenshot in Windows 10 If you want to show your desktop to others, or you have an error / error message in Windows 10, it is advisable to take a picture / screenshot of it. For this, Windows 10 has built in various options in the system, so that one is not necessarily dependent on third-party providers. The snipping tool, keyboard shortcuts or the game bar are available for this.
Take a screen shot (print your screen)
Sometimes it's easier to show someone what's on your screen than it is to explain it. Windows makes it easy to take a picture of the screen so you can save, print, or share it. This is referred to taking a screen shot or screen capture.
You can take a screen shot and automatically save it as a file, take a screen shot without saving it as a file, or take a screen shot of only one window (instead of the whole screen).
FAQ 69: Updated on: 27 March 2020 07:43
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