How to screenshot on Windows? || A to Z full tutorial with pictures. || How to take a screenshot on windows 10
When we use our computer, on many occasions we need to take a screenshot of our screen so that the important things are stored with us.
Screenshots can be useful at work, essential for record-keeping, for a better explanation about any topic and in other things.
Do you need to take a screenshot of your computer screen, but don’t know how to take it?
How to screenshot on Windows?
Don’t worry about it.
Windows provide several ways to take a screenshot of whole your computer screen or a selected part of your computer screen.
In this article, I will show you 4 basic methods to take a screenshot on your laptop immediately. So, stay tuned.
Method 1: Snipping Tool
Windows 10 has a built-in Snipping Tool app for taking screenshots on your computer.
So, How to do that?
Follow the steps given below
Step1: Open the page that you want to take a screenshot and type “Snipping Tool” in the search box which is next to the windows icon and open it.
Step2: Now, the snipping tool window is pop up on the screen.
There are a few different modes that the snipping tool has.
You could do a full-screen capture. Full-screen capture takes a screenshot of whole your computer screen.
There is a window snip. It just takes the screenshot of a selected window in which you want to take a screenshot.
There is also a rectangular snip. In which you can draw a box in the area in which you want to take a screenshot.
Free form snip is also present in the snipping tool, in which you can draw a free shape of any area in which you want to take a screenshot.
One very impressive feature is the Time Delay option. In which, you can take a screenshot after a 0 to 5 seconds time delay.
Here, you can select the appropriate mode and time delay.
Step3: After selecting the appropriate mode and time delay, you can take a screenshot of your screen. If you want to take a new screenshot then select New.
Step4: After taking a screenshot expended snipping tool window with a recent screenshot is pop up on your screen.
Here you can use a pen, highlighter, eraser, and other stuff. For other external modifications, you can modify this snip in paint 3d also.
The Snipping tool also provides a snip email sharing option. After doing all the modifications that you want, you can save your screenshot at any place by pressing Ctrl + S.
Method 2: Snip & sketch
This is another built-in app provided by windows 10 to take a clear and flexible screenshot of your computer screen.
Implement the following steps:
Step1: Open the page that you want to take a screenshot of and type “Snip & Sketch” in the search box which is next to the windows icon and open it.
Step2: Now, Snip & Sketch window is pop up on your screen. Select New to take a new screenshot.
There is also a 0, 3, and 10 seconds time delay provided by Snip & Sketch. Select the appropriate option.
Then darken screen with a five-button toolbar appears at the top of your screen.
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Select one on them (which are rectangular, free form, window, and full-screen snip) and take a screenshot.
Step3: After taking the screenshot Snip & Sketch window with a recent screenshot is pop up on your screen.
Here Snip & Sketch provides Touch writing, ballpoint, pencil, Highlighter, eraser, ruler, crop, and rotate types of functions which is present on the top of the Snip & Sketch window.
Now, do the modifications on your screenshot and save your picture at any place by pressing Ctrl + S on your keyboard.
Note that by pressing Windows + Shift + S, you can directly open Snip & Sketch app. but if you do that then darken screen with a five-button toolbar directly appears on your screen.
How to screenshot on Windows? Method 3: PrintScreen
This is the easiest method to take screenshots on your laptop.
The only disadvantage of this method is that you cannot take free form, window, or rectangular snip in it.
It will just take full-screen screenshots for you. But you can crop your screenshots in paint and get the image of the area which you want.
Step1: Open the page that you want to take a screenshot and Press Fn + End (PrnScrn) on your keyboard.
Step2: Open paint, and press Ctrl + V (paste your screenshot). Now you can do modifications to your screenshot if you want.
Step3: After doing modifications to your screenshot, save your screenshot by pressing Ctrl + S on your keyboard.
How to screenshot on Windows? Method 4: Game Bar
You can take screenshots, screen recording, and voice recording by using Game Bar.
But you can take only full-screen screenshots in Game Bar. Here, I am going to show you how to take screenshots in-game bar.
Step1: Press Windows + G on your keyboard.
Step2: Now, a darkened screen with a Game Bar toolbar appears at the top of your screen. Select capture in it.
Step3: Then click on the camera (Take screenshot) Button, it will automatically capture your screenshot and save directly in This PC > Videos > Captures.
These are the 4 easy methods to take screenshots on your laptop.
Hope you enjoyed it.
So, Which method looks efficient for taking screenshots on your laptop?