We already know that in previous versions of Windows, to take a screenshot one has to press the Print Screen key. This would copy the image to the Clipboard and then the user would need to paste the image (using Ctrl+V) into an image editing program to save it. But not so anymore, with Windows 8 you don’t need to follow this procedure. Windows 8 includes a new feature to capture screenshots natively. This feature is integrated in the OS.
Capture Screenshots in Windows 8
To capture screenshots, press the Windows key + PrintScreen. On pressing this key combination you would observe that the screen has become semi transparent for a second. That’s all you need to do. You can find the saved images (screenshots) from Pictures library. The images are saved in PNG format.
Using this method you can capture screenshots of the entire screen area. You can take screenshots of Metro start screen, desktop and other areas also.
Windows 8 gives each screenshot a unique name, with the order of the screenshots taken. For e.g. Screenshot (2), Screenshot (3), etc. Microsoft has made it real easy to capture screenshots in Windows 8.