You may not need the shift key, depends on the keyboard. You can also download little tiny freeware programs that make it easier. Like I use PrintKey2000. When i press prntscrn, it opens up a little window with the screen capture in it, lets me crop it to what I want, highlight things and a whole host of other things, and then I can save it. It saves having to wait for Photoshop or whatever to open.