Capturing data from the screen can be done with special software that either comes pre-installed on your computer or that can be purchased. Once the software is installed, you can press one button or a combination of buttons to capture the screen data and save it as an image. Capturing data from the screen is something that many people would like to do for various reasons. A lot of web designers display thumbnails of their work by capturing data from the screen. The screen image is then saved in a JPG file and the image can be resized to a thumbnail image. Others participate in capturing data from the screen in order to save a hard copy of the information that is provided on the screen. Some websites provide printer friendly screen options, but many do not. Capturing data from the screen allows you to create an image of what’s on screen and print it out or save it on your computer.