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How to create a screenshot (screen capture)

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To create a screenshot:

  1. Bring up the screen, window or situation you want to save as a picture.
  2. Press the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard. It is typically in the top row, next to the key "F12."
  3. Open MS Paint (available in Accessories in the Start menu).
  4. Press Ctrl+V to insert the picture.
  5. Save the picture.
    Tip: Go to menu File and select Save as to choose the format of the saved picture. JPG or PNG are usually the best.

If you need to take several screenshots and send them via e-mail, you can use our dedicated tool:

  1. Download the tool AVG Screenshot, run it and accept the license agreement.
  2. Bring up the screen, window or situation you want to save as a picture.
  3. In the AVG Screenshot tool click Take screenshot(s).
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 as needed. 
  5. Once you've taken all screenshots, click Pack screenshot(s)
  6. Attach the file AVG_Screenshots.7z from your Desktop to your e-mail.


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