How to Capture Snippets on a Page

by Chad Buleen
Take screen shots of windows or save individual graphic elements to capture snippets of a page.

Take screen shots of windows or save individual graphic elements to capture snippets of a page.

If you access a Web page that has images or text on it that you want to save to potentially use at a later point, you can take a screen shot. One of the problems with a traditional screen shot is that it makes an image out of your full screen. If you want to change this, you may choose to either take a screen shot of a certain window -- and not the full page -- or save images or graphics from the page as individual elements.

Capture the Active Window

Open your Web browser and navigate to the Web page that has snippets of content you want to capture.

Click on the open window that you want to capture. This might be a pop-up or it could be a full Web page.

Select "ALT" and "PRINTSCREEN" simultaneously. This captures the selected window.

Open a photo-editing program and press "Ctrl" and "V" to paste the captured window onto the page.

Capture an Image or Graphic

Right-click the image or graphic snippet on the page that you want to capture.

Select "Save Picture As" or "Save Image As," depending on your Web browser.

Type the file name you want to use to save the file and click "Save."

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