How to capture what is on screen and turn it into a
-for PC users
This tutorial will help you to capture portions of what is
on your screen and turn it into an image that can be easily used in other
- Find the portion of the image
you are looking for and be sure it is clearly visible on you computer
screen. It will probably look something like this:
- Find the “Print Screen” key on
your keyboard. It is most likely in the top row beside the F12 key.
- Push the “Print Screen” key
once. It will not appear to have done anything and that is ok.
- Open a Power Point
- Format the first slide to be
blank. (Click “Format” on the menu bar. Select “Slide Layout”. The
slide layout choices will open on the right. Choose the one that is
- With your cursor over the
slide, right click and choose “Paste”. You should see an image of your
computer screen appear.
- And now you can see what you
captured from the screen.
- Using the Picture Toolbar
“Crop” option, crop the image to the desired size or content. The “Crop”
button looks like this: .
- Insert a new slide for each
image you wish to capture. New slides can be added by clicking “Insert”
on the menu bar and selecting “New Slide”. Be sure the slide layout for
each slide is blank.
- Repeat the above steps for
each image you wish to capture.
- To convert the slides to
individual JPEG images, click “File” in the menu bar and select “Save As”.
- You will see this screen pop
- Choose where you would like to
save your presentation in the “Save In” box.
- Name your presentation in the
“File Name” box.
- Choose “JPEG File Interchange
Format” in the drop menu for “Save as Type”.
- Click “Save”. A screen will
pop up asking you: “Do you want to export every slide in the presentation
or only the current slide?” Click “Every Slide”.
- Another window will then pop
up saying: “Each slide in your presentation has been saved as a separate
file in the folder [where you saved your presentation]”. Click “Ok”.
- Find the location on your
computer where you saved the slides and presentation. You will find your
slides as individual JPEG files and the complete presentation. It may
look similar to this:
- You have now created JPEG
images from your Power Point presentation slides!