Have you ever tried to explain navigating a website, or telling the IT guy at work exactly what that elusive error message looked like? Screenshots are a useful way of sharing images you see on your computer monitor with another person.
To capture a screenshot on a Windows computer, look for the Print Screen key on your keyboard (usually above the number keypad on the right). On a Mac, use Command + Shift + 3. Once you capture your screenshot, open a graphic editor like Paint and paste it (Ctrl + V). Now you can treat the screenshot just like any image – crop it, save it, draw over it, or use it in a presentation.
You can see screenshots in action in this step-by-step guide to downloading free Kindle eBooks from the library. Enjoy!