A screenshot is an image of what is on your screen. Every operating system has ways you can save these images, and Windows 10 is no different. We often come across situations where we have to take screenshots of Windows 10 web pages or certain images that we want to save for later use. You may want to take faster screenshots, or you may only need to save a certain part of the screen. Here in this article, we are going to share How to Take Screenshots in Windows 10.
Take screenshots in Windows 10
Windows has a variety of built-in options that allow us to take a screenshot in Windows 10, i.e. Snipping Tool, keyboard and physical button, but some third-party apps prove to have better features and ease.
This guide will take you through all the methods by which you will learn how to capture screenshots in Windows 10.
METHOD 1: USING THE SHORTCUT KEYBOARD PrtScn (Print Screen)
- Step 1 – Press the PrtScn or Ctrl + PrtScn buttons.
- Step 2 – The screenshot is stored on the clipboard and you can use a graphics editor (such as paint) to paste the saved image of the entire screen.
- Step 3 – Save the image for later use.
This method works on almost all Windows systems but is very slow and inefficient. The Windows 10 How To Screenshot 101 course is shown below.
METHOD 2: USE THE SHORTCUT KEY Windows Key + PrtScn
This method does not require any separate graphics editor and saves the screenshot as a separate file.
- Step 1 – Press Windows Key + PrtScn or Windows Key + Ctrl + PrtScn
- Step 2 – Check the Screenshots folder in Images and you will find your image. The screenshot will automatically be tagged with a number.
METHOD 3: USING SHORTCUT KEYBOARD ACCESS Alt + PrtScn
This allows you to take a screenshot of an active window in Windows 10.
- Step 1 – Open the window you want to capture.
- Step 2 – Press the Alt + PrtScn buttons on the keyboard.
- Step 3 – The screenshot is stored on the clipboard and you can use a graphics editor (such as paint) to paste the saved image of the entire screen.
- Step 4 – Edit and save the image to your desired location.
Fn + Alt + Space bar : save a screenshot of the active window
METHOD 4: USE THE CUTTING TOOL
open the app Snipping Tool and click the Delay option. From the dropdown list, select the number of seconds you want to wait for your screenshot to be taken.
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