Screenshots are images of everything on the screen. Today I’m going to show you how to take a screenshot in Windows.
You can shoot screenshots on almost any platform and the same way you shoot screenshots in Windows. Although there are built-in options that best suit basic functions, many third-party programs are easier to use and feature-rich. In this article, we will show you a few different ways to capture snapshots in Windows 10.
Take Screenshots with Print Screen (PrtScn)
- Press the PrtScn button to copy the screen to the clipboard.
- Press the Windows + PrtScn button on your keyboard to save the screen to a file.
- Use the built-in clipping tool.
Use the game bar in Windows 10 The Print Screen button on your keyboard allows you to take a screenshot and save it as a file, take a screenshot without saving it as a file, or take a screenshot of only one window (instead of the entire screen). is. The print buttons on the screen are marked “PrtScn”, “PrntScrn”, “Print Scr”, etc. On most keyboards, the button is usually between F12 and Scroll Lock. On the notebook keyboards, you may need to press the “Power” or “Fn” key to access the screen print mode. When you press a key, nothing appears, but the screenshot is saved to the clipboard.
Save Your Screenshot as a File
Click “Windows + PrtScn Logo Button”. If you’re using a tablet, press the “Windows Logo Button + Volume Down Button”. On some laptops and other devices, you will need to press the “Windows + Ctrl + PrtScn” key or the Windows + Fn + PrtScn logo key. See your laptop documentation for more information.
The screen goes off for a while and the screenshots appear as files in a folder called “Screenshots” in the default “Pictures” folder. The screenshots are automatically numbered.
The screen will only go off if “Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing” is selected in the Visual Effect settings (System> Advanced system settings> Click the Advanced tab).
Take a screenshot without saving
Press the “PrtScn” key. A screenshot of the screen is copied to the clipboard. Open your favorite image editor, word processor, or other program that uses images. Select Edit> Paste and paste the screenshot wherever you want. The image size will be the same as the desktop size. Note: On some laptops and other devices, you may need to press the “Alt + Fn + PrtScn” keys. Check your laptop manual for more information.
Take a Screenshot of Part of Your Screen
Click “Windows + Shift + S”. The screen is gray and the mouse cursor changes. Click and drag the screen to select the part of the screen for recording. A screenshot of the selected display area is copied to the clipboard. You can paste it into any application by selecting Edit> Paste or press Ctrl + V, just like pasting a full screen with the print key.
Take a screenshot of only one window
Click the title bar of the window you want to capture. Press “Alt + PrtScn”. As in the previous section, a screenshot of the current active window is copied to the clipboard. Paste it into your favorite image editor or document editor. Note: On some laptops and other devices, you may need to press the “Alt + Fn + PrtScn” keys. Check your laptop manual for more information
Take Easy Screenshots with Snipping Tool
Clipping tools have long been a part of Windows. This tool was originally included in Windows Vista, but did not use any new features except for a few bug fixes. The clipping tool can capture snapshots of open windows, rectangular areas, free borders, or the entire screen. Add snippets with different colored pens or souvenirs, save as images or MHTML files, or email friends.
The Windows Vista, 7 and 8 clipping tool has a limitation. I can’t capture snapshots that include mouse movements. To capture things that include mouse movements, such as popup menus and tools, you must use the Print Screen method.
In Windows 10, the clipping tool has a new “delay” option for recording pop-up screenshots and tools. Open the Clipboard app and click Delay. From the drop-down list, click the number of seconds to wait before taking a screenshot.
Click the arrow next to New and select the type of clipping you want to create. You can choose from four different clipping areas: free, rectangular, window and full screen. Unlike a regular snip, the screen does not fade immediately. Instead, it takes 1-5 seconds to set a screenshot, depending on the delay selected. You can use this time to open popup menus or tools to capture. After a few seconds, the screen freezes and fades, allowing you to create a snip. If you select a window or full screen, the crop will be taken immediately.