How to Take Screenshots in Windows 10

A screenshot is an image of what is on your screen. Every operating system has ways in which you can save these images, and Windows 10 is no different. We often find ourselves in situations where we have to screenshot Windows 10 web pages or certain images that we want to save for later use. You may want to take quicker screenshots, or you may need only a certain part of the screen to be saved. Here in this article, we are going to share How to Take Screenshots in Windows 10.

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Take Screenshots in Windows 10

Windows has a variety of built-in options which allow us to take a screenshot in Windows 10, namely Snipping Tool, keyboard and physical button but some third-party applications prove to have better features and ease.

This guide will take you through all the methods using which you will learn how to screenshot on Windows 10.

METHOD 1: USING THE KEYBOARD SHORTCUT PrtScn(Print Screen)

  • Step 1 – Press PrtScn or Ctrl + PrtScn buttons.
  • Step 2 – The screenshot is stored in the clipboard, and you can use a graphics editor (like 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 it very slow and inefficient. The actual Windows 10 How to Screenshot 101 Course is given below.

METHOD 2: USING THE KEYBOARD SHORTCUT 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 Pictures and you will find your picture. The Screenshot will automatically be labelled with a number.

METHOD 3: USING THE KEYBOARD SHORTCUT Alt + PrtScn

This gives a way to take the screenshot of an active window in Windows 10.

  • Step 1 –Open the window you want to screenshot.
  • Step 2 – Press Alt + PrtScn buttons on the keyboard.
  • Step 3 – The screenshot is stored in the clipboard, and you can use a graphics editor (like paint) to paste the saved image of the entire screen.
  • Step 4 – Edit and save the picture to the desired location.

Fn + Alt + Spacebar – saves a screenshot of the active window

METHOD 4: USING THE SNIPPING TOOL

Open the Snipping Tool application and click Delay option. From the drop-down list, select the number of seconds you’d like to wait until your screenshot is taken.

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