How Do You Make a Screen Capture on a PC?

Make a screen capture by using the PrtSc keyboard command to take a picture of the image on the screen. Paste the picture into an image program to edit and save it.

  1. Take the screen capture

    Press the PrtSc key, which is located in the upper right corner of the keyboard. This key is usually found just to the right of the F keys.

  2. Open an image program

    Open a program that supports images. MS Paint is a good choice for bare-bones image editing, and it comes as standard on all Windows computers,

  3. Paste the image

    Press the Ctrl+V keys simultaneously to paste the image into the program. Crop and resize as desired, then save it to the computer.