If you want to capture Screenshot directly in Windows 8, refer to the instructions below. Print Screen or taking snapshot is a very commonly done thing in daily computing. It can be done using many software Applications like, Paint, Adobe Photoshop, Irfan View and many more. We have even seen a good utility tool in Windows 7, Snipping Tools. But if you are using Windows 8, you may know that Snipping Tools is not officialy included in Windows 8. Instead of that in Windows 8 snapshots can be taken directly with the in-built facility of taking snapshots. The files are saved as .png file. The following tutorial will help you to capture a screenshot directly.
Steps to capture a Screenshot directly in Windows 8
1. Press Windows Key + PRTSC and release. If your computer need to press Fn key to use PRT SC, then you may need to press Windows Key + Function Key + PRT SC. The screen will turn dark momentarily and your screenshot is produced and saved.
2. You can find the screenshot under the following file location C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures. The names are like Screenshots. It has .png extension.
Thus in Windows 8 you can take screenshots directly without using any application. After saving images in C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures location, you can crop or re size your taken screenshot with help of different image editing tools.