How to Take a Picture of Your Display Screen in Windows 8

To take a picture of what you are seeing on your desktop in Windows 8, hold down the Windows key and press the PrtScn (Print Screen) button on your keyboard. The screen will blink to indicate a picture has been taken. The picture is automatically saved in a folder called, “Screenshots,” in your picture library.

To view the picture you just took, press the Windows key again and start typing, “Screenshots.” Click on the folder called, “Screenshots,” under Search Results.

To paste the picture into a document such as Microsoft Word, open the program, click on the document and hold down the Ctrl key and press the letter V key.