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In Windows 8, press the Windows key to open the start screen. Afterward, click the down arrow in the bottom left, press Ctrl + Tab, or swipe downward from the center of the display to access the Apps View. From there, select Paint.
All three iterations of Windows also include Windows Search, which can be used to find Paint by searching for — you guessed it — “Paint.”
Step 3: Paste the screenshot — Once open, click the Paste button in the upper-left corner of the program, choose Edit then Paste, or press Ctrl + V on the keyboard to paste your screenshot. Again, the exact navigation and wordage will vary slightly from OS to OS, but the keyboard shortcut will remain the same.
Step 4: Save the screenshot — Perform any edits you want, such as cropping the image to a specified area, and click the main File option in the upper-left corner. Afterward, select Save as, title the new file, choose a save location, and select your desired file format from the drop-down menu. For most purposes, JPG will do fine, but a variety of other formats are available to choose from such as PNG, BMP, GIF, and others. Click the gray Save button in the bottom-right corner when finished.
If you want to save just the form in paint:
- press ctrl-A or select All
- press the up arrow key until the top is cropped to what you want
- press the left arrow key until the left side is cropped to what you want
- press esc.
- scroll your screen down to the bottom of the image and select the little square at the bottom of the white space and move it up to the bottom of your image
- scroll your screen to the right and select the little square at the left side of the white space and move it to the right of your image.
- save the image