How To Take A Screenshot In Windows 10

How to take a screenshot in Windows 10? If you are wondering how to capture screen or how to print screen or how to show someone the problem that you are facing, e-mail an image to a friend and so on. Then this how to guide will help you on how to take a screenshot Windows 10 Pc.

How To Take A Screenshot

There are 2 easy and hence most effective methods on how to take a screenshot. Follow any of these steps to take the screenshot of your whole screen or any selection of display you want.

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Method 1: How To Take A Screenshot With Print Screen Button

The print screen button on your keyboard can take a quick screenshot and save it as a file, you can take a screenshot without saving it as a file or take a screenshot of only one Window instead of the whole screen. The print screen button on your keyboard may be labelled as “PrtScn” or “PrntScrn” or may be similar.  The Print screen button is situated on between F12 and Scroll Lock button.

If you are on a laptop then you have to press “Function Key” that is marked as “Fn” to access print screen function. When you press the Fn button you will be surprised nothing happen but the screenshot has been saved to your clipboard.

To Save A Screenshot As File

In order to take a screenshot press “Windows logo key + PrtScn“, If you are using a tablet then you have press “Windows logo Key + Volume down button“, On some laptops and other devices you may need to press “Windows logo key + Ctrl + PrtScn” or “Windows logo key + Fn + PrtSccn” key instead.

When you press the keys the screen will dim for a moment and the screenshot will be automatically saved in the “Screenshots” folder which is situated under your default “Picture” folder.

picture folder in windows 10

You will only see your Windows  screen dim, if you have the “Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing” turned on in your visual effects settings go to System >> Advanced system settings >> Click the Advanced tab >> Click Settings under Performance section.

performance option in windows 10

To Take A Screenshot Of Only One Window

Click the Window that you want to capture, press “Alt + PrtScn“, the screenshot of that one window will be captured and will be copied to the clipboard. Paste that image into your favourite editor and then you can save that image from the editor.

NOTE: In some laptops and devices you may need to press “Alt + Fn + PrtScn” instead.

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Method 2: How To Take A Screenshot With Snipping Tool

Snipping Tool is a screenshot utility included in Windows Vista and later operating system. It can take a screenshot of an open Windows, Rectangular areas, free-form areas, or the entire screen. Snips (Screenshots) can there be annotated using a mouse or a tablet, stored as an image file (PNG, GIF, or JPEG file), or an MHTML file, or e-mailed.

Snipping Tool allows for basic image editing of the snapshots, with different coloured pens, an eraser, and an highlighter. In Windows 10 operating system the snipping tool has a new built-in feature that is “Delay Time” which allows for timed capture of screenshots.

To Take A Screen Screenshot With Snipping Tool

  • Open Snipping Tool Click on the “New” and the delay time you want the screenshot should be taken, capture the area with the help of mouse.

snipping tool delay time

  • Now choose the type of snip you want to make by clicking the arrow next to “New”, you can now choose from one of the four types of snips: Free-form Snip, Rectangular snip, Windows snip, Full-screen snip.

snipping tool snips

  • Unlike a regular snip, the screen will not immediately fade out. Instead, you will have time between 0 to 5 seconds depending upon the time delay you choose to set up your screenshot. Once your time delay is over the screen will freeze and fade out so you can create your snip.

NOTE: If you choose Window or Full-screen snip, it will just capture the snip immediately.

In this how to take a screenshot in Windows 10, these 2 methods are successful for a quick screenshot. Hope this guide on how to take a screenshot helped you to take a screenshot in Windows 10. Share with your friends and family by which they can also enjoy taking a screenshot quickly. Please like us on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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