How To Take And Share A Screenshot

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NOTE: There is an in-depth video at the bottom of this post! 

Taking And Sharing Screenshots Is An Essential And Easy To Perform Skill That Everyone Should Know How To Do


One of the best tools that has been built into windows computers since the beginning , is the ability to take a snapshot or what we call a screenshot of anything that is on your computer screen and share or send it to someone.

There are also handy tools to annotate or draw upon the screenshot before you send it making your ability to explain something you've seen on your computer a lot easier for the person on the other side to understand.

I will show you two ways to access the screen shot tool which is actually called: “Snip and Sketch”


  • Click the START button on the computer, and scroll through the alphabetically sorted list of your programs until you find Snip and Sketch. Once you find it you can click to launch it OR right click it to PIN it to your Start Menu or Taskbar at the bottom of your screen for easier future access.

Start Button

Snip and Sketch in the List of Programs

  • The second way and by FAR my favorite way to access this tool is to use the keyboard shortcut, because it instantly brings up a crosshair that you can use to simply draw a box around whatever part of the screen you want to capture.

    The shortcut is performed by holding the SHIFT key + Windows Key + S on the keyboard.

Below is a longer more in depth video explaining this article

Use the buttons in the lower right corner of the video to control speed, and full screen ability.

To PAUSE, Skip Ahead or Skip Back use the "J",  "K", and "L" keys on your keyboard:
 skip back 10 seconds ( J ), pause ( K ), and skip ahead ( L ).

I apologize for the muffled sound my microphone is starting to go on me, I will get a new one soon.

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