Taking screenshots in Windows 7 is a really simple task to perform, with 2 easy ways of doing it. The first method is uses the Snipping Tool, which you can use to save a selection of the current display. Alternatively, you can use the print screen button to capture an image.\n \n[B]Snipping Tool[/B]:\n \nTo load the snipping tool, type [B]Snipping Tool[/B] in to the Windows 7 start menu search box and hit enter (or run SnippingTool.exe). Once it has loaded, your screen will time and you will see the following window:\n \n[CENTER][IMG]https://www.w7forums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=891&stc=1&d=1268836801[/IMG][/CENTER]\n \nJust click and drag a box around the area of the screen you wish to save as a screenshot. Once you have released the mouse button after dragging the box, this image is capture and shown in a larger snipping tool window:\n \n[CENTER][IMG]https://www.w7forums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=892&stc=1&d=1268836801[/IMG][/CENTER]\n \nTo save the image, simply click File > Save As from the menu.\n \n[B]Print Screen Method[/B]\n \nThe second method of capturing screenshots may be more useful to some users, as you can automatically capture the entire screen or the contents of a window.\n[LIST]\n[*]To take a screenshot of the [B]entire screen[/B], simply press the "Print Screen" button on your keyboard. This is sometimes labelled as [B]PRT SCR[/B].\n[*]To take a screenshot of an [B]active window[/B], press [B]ALT + PRT SCR[/B].\n[/LIST]The screenshots are not automatically saved as image files, but instead copied in to the clipboard. To save the image, load up a photo application (such as MS Paint) and press [B]CTRL + V[/B] to paste the image (or go to Edit > Paste from the menu).\n \nIt should be noted that these methods of taking a screenshot will not work for many 3D games, and you will need to use specialist image capture software designed to work with DirectX and OpenGL.