How to Take Screenshots in Windows 10

Introduction

 
A useful feature in Windows is the screenshot feature. We can also use this feature in Windows 10 to take the screenshots as well. The user can snip or capture the active or fullscreen window using the in-built Snipping Tool.
 
The screenshot is a procedure to capture or snip the active window or a fullscreen window to keep the status in the record. The screenshot is a type of image that records the status of the screen whatever is going on.
 
This tutorial will show you various ways on, how to take the screenshots in Windows 10.
 

Method 1. Using the Snipping Tool

 
A quality feature in the windows family is to take the screenshots with the help of an in-built snipping tool. To take the screenshots, follow the below instructions.
 
Step 1
 
Open Start.
 
Step 2
 
Search for "Snipping Tool" and press enters to open the "Snipping Tool".
 
Search
 
Step 3
 
"Snipping Tool" window will appear on the screen with various options.
 
Snipping Window
 
Step 4
 
To Snip (take) the screenshot, click on the "New" button. Alternatively, you can press the "Ctrl + N" key to take the screenshot.
 
click on new
 
Step 5
 
Click and drag the cursor to select the portion of the screen that you want to snip or capture.
 
Click and drag the cursor
 
Step 6
 
The selected portion (screenshot) will appear in the "Snipping Tool" window and press the "Ctrl + S" key to save this screenshot.
 
Step 7
 
Choose the location where you want to save this screenshot as a file.
 

Method 2. Using Print Screen Button

 
In the laptop or PC, the Print Screen (PrnScr) button is used to take the screenshots. With the combination of various keys, it performs various actions like save the screenshots as a file, take the screenshot of only the active window or to take the screenshot as a whole screen.
 

Take a Screenshot of the Whole Screen

 
Step 1
 
Choose the screen that you want to capture and press the "PrtScr key (Print Screen key)".
 
Note
 
The screenshot has been saved in the clipboard and you will need to paste it into an image (graphics) editing tool.
 
Step 2
 
From the start menu, open the "Paint".
 
open paint
 
Step 3
 
Click on the "Paste" button to paste the screenshot here. Alternatively, you can press the "Ctrl + V" key to paste the screenshot.
 
paste it
 
Step 4
 
Press the "Ctrl + S" key to save it as a file.
 

Take a Screenshot of Only the Active (One) Window

 
Step 1
 
Open the window that you want to capture and press the "Alt + PrtScr key".
 
Note
 
This will capture your currently active window and the screenshot has been saved to the clipboard and you will need to paste it into an image (graphics) editing tool.
 
Step 2
 
From the start menu, open the "Paint".
 
search paint
 
Step 3
 
Click on the "Paste" button to paste the screenshot here. Alternatively, you can press the "Ctrl + V" key to paste the screenshot.
 
paste it
 
Step 4
 
Press the "Ctrl + S" key to save it as a file.
 

Save the Screenshot as a File

 
Step 1
 
Open the window that you want to capture and press the "Windows + PrtScr" key.
 
Step 2
  
When you just took a screenshot, the screen will go dim, and the screenshot will be saved to the "Screenshots" folder inside of your "Pictures" folder.
 
press Windows + prtscr
 

Take a Screenshot of Part of The Screen

 
Step 1
 
Choose the screen that you want to capture and press the "Windows + Shift + S" key.
 
Step 2
 
The screen will go dim and the " + " cursor will appear on the screen and then, drag the cursor to select the portion of the screen that you want to snip.
 
Step 3
 
From the start menu, open the "Paint".
 
search paint
 
Step 4
 
Click on the "Paste" button to paste the screenshot here. Alternatively, you can press the "Ctrl + V" key to paste the screenshot.
 
paste it
 
Step 5 
 
Press the "Ctrl + S" key to save it as a file.
 

Conclusion

 
By following any of the above methods, you can take the screenshots in Windows 10.
 
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