How to Screen Capture on PC

How to Screen Capture on PC

How to capture screen on Mac

Screen Recorder

With free and easy-to-use screen recorder, you can capture any area of your screen with the option to add narration from your microphone and video from your webcam. Sharing your ideas has never been easier!

Available on  Chromebook Mac, and  Windows.

How to Take a Screenshot Guide

How to Screen Capture on PC
How to Screen Capture on PC

Capture, edit, and share your screenshots with Screencast-O-Matic. The new tool quickly captures your computer screen. It’s a simple and intuitive solution for screen capture and sharing.

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This how-to guide will get you started within minutes.

Launch Tool From Your Desktop

The screenshots tool gives users the ability to work offline and share easily all within one tool. It can easily be accessed from either a Mac or Windows desktop.  

Mac desktop: You can find the Screencast-O-Matic icon in the menu bar tray, located in the top right corner of the screen.

Windows desktop: You can find the icon in the tool tray located in the bottom right corner of your desktop.

Easily Take a Screenshot

With just one click, you can easily capture an entire screen, a specific area, or an active window.  To take a screenshot, you will find a camera icon in the tool.How to take a screenshot

Here are the following steps:

1. Click the camera icon to launch the tool.

2. Choose from these options:

– Hit ‘Return/Enter’ to capture the entire screen.

– Single-click to screengrab what’s highlighted in yellow.

– Drag and drop around what you want to screengrab.

3. Screencast-O-Matic automatically saves your screenshot. You can access it on your clipboard or return to the tool and you’ll find the screenshots tab. Your image is saved and easily accessed in the tab.

Easily Share Screenshots

Easily take a screenshotScreencast-O-Matic made sure sharing your screenshot is just as easy as capturing it.  Sharing is a one-click process.

By clicking on “Copy Image,” you are able to save it to your clipboard.

“Export Image” allows you to save your image as a .png file on your computer.

You can also publish to your Screencast-O-Matic account. You can easily grab a link to your screenshot to share.

You can choose your visibility settings and control who sees your image before sharing.

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Extra Tip: Save Time With Keyboard Shortcuts

You can customize keyboard commands to make screen captures even quicker.

  1. In the tray, click the Screencast-O-Matic icon.
  2. Underneath the camera icon is a dropdown menu. Click the gear icon to access the screenshot settings.
  3. Under the “Shortcut” tab, enter the keyboard combinations you’d like to use. Create separate shortcuts to open the recordings window, launch the screen recorder, open screenshot selection, and snap a full screengrab.
  4. To enter the shortcut, hold the keys down at the same time.

Check out the ”General” tab if you’d like Screencast-O-Matic to run automatically when your computer starts.

Keep shortcuts (hotkeys) simple so you don’t have to keep guessing what button to click next.

You are now set to create, edit, and share your screenshots.

Screenshot Resources

Screenshots are a visual way to communicate and collaborate with the team.  With annotations, you never have to worry about communicating a confusing message.  You can make it clear with this easy tool.

Here is more information you can access:

Screenshot video tutorials

stock images and videos


Discover stock videos and images to enhance your recordings.

We’d like to introduce you to the Screencast-O-Matic stock library. You can now find the perfect stock to kickstart or enhance your projects. Send stock directly to the editor to mix and match content.

Included in our Premier Plan. No confusing license agreements. Use on any project!

A powerful free screen recorder

  • Capture any part of your screen and start recording.
  • Add and size your webcam for picture in picture effect.
  • Narrate from your selected microphone as you record.
  • Add stock music and captions to your recording.
  • Trim the start and end to remove unnecessary parts
  • One click to save to computer or upload to Screencast-O-Matic or YouTube (extra options with Deluxe)
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Upgrade to get advanced screen recording

  • Draw while recording to capture your thoughts immediately.
  • Pan and zoom to capture the most important screen area.
  • Automated and interactive captioning for accessibility.
  • Use the script editor or import a script for perfectly-timed recordings.

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Expanded Music Library

Personalize your screen recordings with our intuitive video editor

Mix and Match Videos

Mix and match screen recordings, imported videos, and audio

  • Mix and match videos from your computer, phone and the built-in screen and webcam recorder.
  • Add your own music or choose from the royalty free music library.
  • Overlay shapes and your images from your computer.
  • Import voice narration, captions, and use automated speech2text.

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Create and add animations to your screen recordings

Take it to another level and customize your videos with these amazing animations, overlays and more!

  • Zoom in and out, highlight areas and add blurs.
  • Add arrows, lines and shapes and images.
  • Create transitions for your videos.
  • Change colors, sizes and fonts.
  • Speed up and slow down any section of your video.
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Animate video with transitions and overlay effects.

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Import video, audio, and images from other devices.

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Zoom in/out and highlight areas of your video.

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Add and edit narration, music and system audio.

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Hide/show, scale/crop webcam or enable green screen.

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Add and style text, images, blurs and shape overlays.

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