The 8 Best Ways to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

The 8 Best Ways to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

Taking screenshots with your Windows 10 computer may seem daunting at first, but don’t worry—it’s actually pretty easy! Whether you want to take a screenshot of just part of your screen or your entire desktop, there are several simple ways to do it. This article details the eight best ways to take a screenshot on Windows 10 and Windows 11 computers.

1) Press Windows + PrtScn

In Windows 10 and Windows 11, you can take screenshots using the built-in shortcut: press Windows+PrtScn. This will copy the current screenshot in your clipboard, which you can then open or paste into other programs. In addition, there are other methods of taking screenshots with the built-in features of Windows 10 that might be more efficient than just pressing PrtScn.

1) In windows 10 hit WIN + ALT + PRTSCN to take screenshot of entire screen.

2) Open Paint and Click Paste

Open Paint. Press the Ctrl + V keys on your keyboard. This will paste the screenshot into Paint. Find the rectangle of where you want to crop it, and drag it over your screenshot. Right-click or Control-click inside that rectangle and choose Crop, then Crop Around Selection. Double-check that you cropped only what you wanted, then save it by clicking File > Save As > with Filename for Documents or wherever you want.

3) Use the Snipping Tool

One of the easiest ways to take a screenshot on Windows is with the snipping tool. It lets you choose what kind of screenshot you want, in other words, whether you want an entire window or just an open application.

To take a screenshot with this tool, press the alt key on your keyboard. This will bring up a different screen where you can use your mouse cursor to drag across what you want to be captured as your screenshot. When you’ve selected everything, click next. This will automatically save it as a .png file so that it’s easy for you to share it online later if needed. And voila! You now have an instant high-quality image of whatever it was that came up on your screen at the time.

4) Use Shortcut Keys

One of the easiest ways to take a screenshot is by pressing the Windows key and the Print Screen (PrtSc) key at the same time. This shortcut produces an image of your whole screen in your Pictures folder with a short name that defaults to Screenshot – date and time. There are other ways you can use your keyboard shortcuts, but this shortcut requires less moving between windows or plugging in extra cables. You can also press Windows + S, go to Snipping Tool, then choose which window you want to capture. Or you can right-click where you want the screenshot taken. Then, select Screenshot from the menu bar options.

5) Record Your Screen

Chances are you are on this blog post because you’re looking for the quickest way to take a screenshot. All of these screenshots were taken from a Windows machine, but it should be noted that the buttons for macOS and Linux will vary slightly. If the method of your OS differs, we suggest looking at their respective help pages for specifics on what each key does.

#1: Using the PrtScrn key (Print Screen) will not only take a screenshot of whatever is currently happening in your computer’s window but also copy it to your clipboard as well. This is incredibly useful if you want to paste it somewhere else or save it in another format later without using any third-party software.

6) Use Third-Party Tools

Sometimes the built-in screenshot feature for Microsoft windows isn’t enough. For example, it may not allow you to take a picture of the entire screen or capture multiple windows at once. Luckily, there are third-party tools out there that can help you capture all the parts of your screen you want, without worrying about cropping them out later.

1) Lightshot is a great utility that’s been around for years. You can use it as an alternative or in conjunction with your system’s native features when taking screenshots of your computer screen or window so that you don’t have any unintentional cut-offs or blank areas.

7) Print Screen Key on Laptops, etc.

There are many ways to take screenshots on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer. Some of the more popular methods are by using the Print Screen key found at the top left of most keyboards, and also by pressing Alt + PrtScn. When taking screenshots for different screens like laptops, printers, televisions or cell phones, you’ll need to make sure that you have a good picture in mind before clicking. It’s best if you know where you want your screenshot to be saved beforehand so that you don’t accidentally save it somewhere else.

8) Third-Party Tools That Create a Webpage of Your Desktop

One of the most popular methods is using third-party tools, like Snagit or Capture, that create screenshots of your desktop with the ability to draw annotations on top. You can use these tools both locally or remotely by running them through remote desktop software like VNC or Teamviewer. These programs are quick and easy and they allow you to take multiple screenshots at once.

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