Many PC users are interested in the question of how to photograph the monitor screen, ie. Make a screenshot that can be used in various presentations, demos, lessons, etc. There are several ways to do this.
One of the options for how to photograph the monitor screen are standard operating system tools, for example, Windows. This is a very easy way, just use the Print Screen button, which is present on the keyboards of all modern computers and laptops.
If you need to take a picture only a certain part of the screen, you can use special software. There are a lot of different programs designed for this, both free (for example "Simple Screenshot", "Magic Screenshot"), and paid ("SnagIt"). They provide the user with the widest possibilities, such as selecting an area for a snapshot, editing a screenshot, and so on.
Many also are wondering how to make a screenshot of a video. If you want to take a photo of the monitor screen from the currently playing video file, you can use the "Print Screen + Alt" combination already familiar to you at the moment when the media player window is active. It is possible to take a picture at the moment of its reproduction in almost any popular program used to play files of this type.
For example, to get a screenshot of a video in one of the most popular players - Media Player Classic - you can do this: after starting the file, click the "Pause" button at the moment the playback reaches the desired place. Then execute File - Save Image. After that, the received photo can be saved in the format .jpg or .bmp and processed, like any other.