The screen is captured and can be pasted into a program that will use it. It's basically a graphic capture. Windows Paint will accept the capture as well as other programs. It just depends on what you want to do with it. You will need to select a graphics file format and name the file to be saved.
Would like to know how I can do a print screen for my computer, as I have an email in AOL and a seperate window that pops up and shows when it was read by the recipient. I would like to print the screen so that it shows both the email and the date read window.