I see a lot of people say to use the Print Screen command but that doesn't give me the quality I usually need. I use a digital camera. The trick is in setting it up properly. I set the zoom to telephoto in a darkened room so I don't pick up my reflection in the screen. Next, I manually set the color temperature so that I get the color right. It may be necessary to set the ISO and shutter speed for maximum sharpness. Lastly, try for minimum camera movement when the picture is actually taken. Getting the crop and minimum keystoning I want usually requires several shots. Use a tripod, cable release or self timer if necessary. Movies can be copied in much the same way.
Either press PrntScr by itself or both Alt + PrntScr to just get the active window, then go to All Programs, Accessories, Paint, then Ctrl + v to paste it in, then save it with an appropriate name. Some newer versions of Windows do also have snipping tools, but the Paint method works for all versions.
yes, seems you have lots of answers to cover many of the machines as you didnt say which one you had. basics the same Control & Print Screen ,then go to one of your word programs (best) and push PASTE. save the file ,and from there you can always SAVE PICTURE AS.., even make it your screen saver