How to record your screen as a video or take screenshots

There are a lot of different reasons why you may want to take a screenshot or screencast of your computer screen (or screens if you have a double display). It’s a useful way to have people help diagnose issues for you, or to provide website feedback to your web developer. A screenshot is simply a snapshot image of your screen, and a screencast is a video recording of every action you make on your computer (plus you can add audio to the video as an explanation).

Screencasting – Recording your Desktop

If you need to teach someone how to use an online system or a desktop application or need to provide some feedback about software or a website, you can capture your screen with an online service like or check out

There is also desktop software that will do the same thing – I personally use the Filmora a lot.

Take Screenshots Like a Pro with Awesome Screenshot (Chrome and Firefox Extension)

Need to take a selection of a screenshot? And then add annotations or notes to it? Well with Awesome Screenshot you can do just that. You can add it as an extension to Chrome and Firefox. See

The Awesome screenshot online app will also do a video recording of your screen as well.


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