Top 3 Ways to Take a Screenshot in Windows

A screenshot is taking a picture of visible items displayed on the screen. Screenshots not only helps you to demonstrate something but also a great way to share captured screen with friends. All OS platform have the built-in feature that allows you to take a screenshot including Microsoft Windows. Screenshots can also be used as evidence of cyberbullying.

3 Ways to Take a Screenshot in Windows

Top 3 Ways to Take a Screenshot in Windows:

1. Windows + Print Screen:

You can press windows key + print screen on a keyboard at the same time to capture the entire screen. The screen will be dimmed while capturing screen and you can find captured images in Libraries Pictures Screenshots.

Note: This method only works with Windows 10 and Windows 8.

2. Snipping Tool:

This is an inbuilt tool in windows which allows you to capture:

  • Free-form Snip: Allows you to capture specific area in free form by clicking the mouse and moving it freely in whichever position you want.
  • Rectangular Snip: This option lets you select and capture screen in rectangular form.
  • Window Snip: This option will automatically select your active window and allow you to capture it.
  • Full-screen Snip: As the name says this option will automatically capture the entire screen.

How to use Snipping Tool in Windows to Capture Screen?

  1. Click on Start → All Programs → Accessories → Snipping Tool.
  2. Click on down arrow displayed on right side of new and choose what type of screenshot you want to take.
  3. You need to select area if you want to capture a free-form or rectangular snip.
  4. After taking a screenshot this tool will help you to save, edit, copy and send the screenshot.

3. Paint:

In order to take a screenshot and save in paint click print screen button on your keyboard. Pressing that button will copy entire screen and it will allow you to paste it by going to StartAll Programs → Accessories → Paint.

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