What’s a Screen Shot?

Say you want to take a picture of your computer screen. You could take out your camera and take a photograph. But there’s a much easier method. To take a screen shot (Windows method):

1. Press Alt and Print Screen *(press at same time)*
2. Open up Microsoft Paint
3. Select Edit then select Paste
4. Save the file as a jpg

You can also resize it by selecting “Resize” and picking, say, 50% for both width and height. If you have photo editing software, such as Photoshop or PaintShopPro, you can use that instead of Paint.

Here’s how you take a screenshot on a Mac.

Hat tip: Felix

Here’s the screen shot of my WordPress editor of this post:

Coming later this week: how to use Google Reader
I’ll need to do some screenshots of Google Reader to teach you how to use it.

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