Screen captures are image or video recordings of a screen (e.g. computer monitor). These are commonly used for one of several purposes:

  • Providing a visual aid, such as in many answers on Ask Different,
  • Recording a "screencast", a podcast-type video generally showing recommended software or tutorials, or
  • Recording an image on the screen for posterity (such as a notable number of page views, for instance).

The tag is generally used for questions about creating these images or videos or recommending/troubleshooting software to create them with.

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