You can directly save screen shots as an image file in Windows 8. To do this use the button combination [Windows] + [Print] to save a screen shot of the current view on your monitor as a PNG file. PNG files can be opened and processed by image editing programs later. While doing so, the display will go dark for a short while as an indication. The file is saved in the folder “Individual images” of the current user profile. The name follows the sample “Screenshot (1).png” with a consecutive number in brackets. The other ways to do this known so far for screenshots as well as the snipping tool function the same.