How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

Often, you may find yourself wondering aimlessly as you wonder how you may capture a specific moment on your PC.

It could be anything, you might want to take a screenshot for work-related purposes, or perhaps you are taking one for chat room moderation purposes. It could be anything.

Taking a screenshot on a PC has never been simpler than Windows 10; However, still complicated and not as flexible as Mac or Android, Windows 10 has gotten the tools to give its competition in terms of screenshots a run for their money. This article will deal with How to take a screenshot on windows 10.

How To Take a Screen Shot on Windows 10 Using Snipping Tool

For old timers who were used to operating the old snipping tools while using Windows 7, the new Snip & Sketch tool wouldn’t feel right.

Windows 10 still comes packaged with the old snipping tools; while not strictly supported by Microsoft actively anymore, you can still access the old snipping tools:

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

To do so, search for “Snipping Tool” in your Windows search bar.

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

Click on New and Select the area on your screen which you want to capture

Now click the Save snip button to save the screenshot on your desktop.

And you are good to go; the old snipping tools will work just as well as they did on the older versions of Windows, although it is still recommended that you finally move on to the new version of the snipping tools, which is Snip & Sketch.

How To Take a Screen Shot on Windows 10 Using Snip & Sketch

How to take a screenshot on windows 10 using Snipping Tool

This is essentially the new version of the snipping tools by Microsoft; they are far more efficient to use than the old ones. To access the snipping tools, follow the steps:

Press Window Key and type Snip & Sketch on the search bar to open Snip & Sketch

or

Press Windows Key + Shift + S to open the Snip & Sketch tool.

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10
How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

Click on New to take a screenshot of your screen.

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

Highlight any part of the screen with the rectangular bar; this will save that highlighted part of the screen on your clipboard, which you can also annotate.

Alternatively, you can also use the free form bar or snip the entire screen available on the top of the screen.

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

Click on the Save button to save the screenshot on your device.

That’s it; this is how you can take a screenshot on Windows 10 using Snip & Sketch App.

How To Take a Screen Shot on Windows 10 Using PrintScreen Button

Probably the most common way to take a screenshot using the good old print screen; the only disadvantage is that you won’t be able to take screenshots of only a part of your screen as using the PrtSc button will always take the screenshot of the entire screen. 

Just the simple action of pressing PrtSc button on your keyboard will save the screenshot to the clipboard.

How To Take a Screen Shot on Windows 10 and Save Automatically

Using the Window Key + PrtSc button will still take a full screenshot; the advantage is that it will be saved straight away to the “Pictures” section of your C Drive as “Screenshots”.

This is particularly useful if you are trying to save a screenshot in the heat of the moment as a file format rather than just on the clipboard.

How To Take a Screen Shot on Windows 10 Using Xbox Game Bar

The Xbox Game Bar also comes with a pre-built screenshot option. To open Xbox Game Bar and take a screenshot, follow the steps below:

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10
  1. Press Windows Key + G on your keyboard to Open Xbox Game Bar
  2. Press the Camera icon on the top left corner of the App to take a screenshot. Alternatively, you can press Windows Key + Alt + PrtSc.

Screenshots taken by Xbox Game Bar will be saved exclusively in their gallery; you can also access the folder by going to C:\Users\Administrator\Videos\Captures.

All your screenshots or video captures are saved in that folder.

These are the four most straightforward ways to take a screen shot if you want to learn How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10.

Mohammed Nihal

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