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How to take a screenshot in Windows 8

We show you how to take a screenshot in Windows 8

How to take a screenshot in Windows 8 - Taking screenshots in previous versions of Windows was a laborious task. You had to press Print Screen and the paste your screenshot from your clipboard in to Microsoft Paint or another image editing program and then save it. Needless to say, it was a lot of hassle. See Microsoft Windows 8 review.

Well thankfully now, Microsoft has caught up with the rest of the civilised world and has addressed the problem in Windows 8. Now you can take a screenshot and Windows 8 will automatically save it as a jpeg in your photos folder for you. Here's how to take a screenshot in Windows 8 in less than a second. See also How to add Start Menu to Windows 8

How to take a screenshot in Windows 8Windows 8: How to take a screenshot

Step 1. Make sure you have what you want to take a screenshot of on the screen (obviously).

Step 2. Press the Windows and Print Screen key at the same time.

Step 3. Go to Photos and you will see a 'Screenshots' folder. Here you will find all of your screenshots.

Windows 8 screenshots

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