How To Screenshot On Windows 10 | 5 Easiest Ways To Do So

How To Screenshot On Windows 10

Found something useful and interesting? The best way to keep it is, take a screenshot!!! It doesn’t matter if you are a student or a professional, taking screenshots is a necessity of life. Well not like air and water! But still, it is an important aspect. What if I tell you there are more than 7 ways to capture a screenshot on Windows 10. Surprised??? We have got you the proof.

The screenshots that we capture on our desktops are saved in two different ways. The first one is, the screenshot is saved into the internal memory of the computer and in the second case, the screenshot is saved into the clipboard of the computer that can be pasted on the docs. There are various ways to do so. Let us have a look at them one by one.

Capturing a screenshot in Windows 10 does not require you to go through a series of long procedures. It is just a matter of the right combination of keys. So, remember these combinations of keys and use them next time you wish to capture the online bill.

How To Take Screenshots In Windows 10?

Further in the article, you will come across the various techniques that are involved in capturing the screenshot on the desktop. 

Some of these methods will let you capture the full window while some will let you capture the desired area from the window. 

So, without wasting much of your time let us start with the various methods involved.

How To Screenshot On Windows 10 Using The Snip & Sketch Technique?

How To Take Screenshot On Windows 10

Let us start the tricks for screenshotting in Windows 10 with the most effective technique first. This method gives you the liberty to select the desired area in the whole windows screen to get captured.

Click Shift + Windows Key + “S” Key simultaneously to activate the Snip and sketch mode on your laptop or desktop. Now, use the mouse cursor or the touchpad on your laptop to drag and select the area you wish to capture in the screenshot.

Well, there is more to this Screenshot technique, this method provides you with three different ways to capture the screenshots. The first one is the desired area in the rectangular shape as we discussed above. The second option will provide you the option to capture the full windows screen and the third option gives the user the liberty to select the desired area, not only in a rectangular shape but any shape you desire.

Where will you find the Screenshot captured in the Snip & Sketch Mode?

The screenshot captured by this method is saved to the clipboard. You can directly paste the screenshot in the docs or any file. 

But, what if you want to save the screenshot as a file to use later? 

Well, there is no need to panic. You can save it as a file as well, as soon as you take the screenshot a message saying “Snip Saved to Clipboard” will appear at the bottom right corner of the screen. Click on it. This will open the image in the snipping tool, you can edit the image here and then save it at the desired location.

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How To Screenshot On Windows 10 Using Only The Print Screen Button? 

How To Screenshot On Windows 10 Using Only The Print Screen Button? 

Using the Print Screen key on Windows 10 is the oldest and the most reliable way of taking a screenshot on desktops. This method captures the whole window and does not provide the option to select the desired area as we saw in the above alternative.

To capture the Screenshot on Windows 10, you have to press the “Prtsc” key present on the top line buttons of your keyboard. In many keyboards, this button is given after the function key and is usually found on the top right corner of the screen.

If the Print screen button is not working on your laptop then there is no need to panic. Many users have reported this issue. In that case press the “Prt Scr” + “Alt” keys simultaneously.

Again, there is the question, Where will you find the Screenshot captured using The Print Screen Button?

The only drawback of this method is that you cannot save a file of this screenshot. In short, the screenshot you have captured will be copied to the clipboard of Windows 10. You can paste this screenshot on the docs or the word wherever you wish to.

Well, if you still wish to use this method to save the screenshot as a file on your computer’s hard drive. Then, here is a way that will let you do so. 

This is not a direct method to do so but, it will help you to save that screenshot which is saved in the clipboard to the computer’s memory using a third application. Follow the steps given below to do so:

  1. Press the “Prtsc” key to copy the screenshot to the clipboard.
  2. Now, open the paint application on your desktop.
  3. After the Paints window is open, press ”Ctrl + V” to paste the screenshot captured.
  4. You can edit the image here and then go to “file”.
  5. From the drop-down menu that appears on the screen, click on “Save As”.
  6. Now, give the name to your file and select the file type as Png, Jpg, or Jpeg as per your requirement.
  7. This will save the screenshot on Windows 10.

How To Screenshot On Windows 10 Using Only The Print Screen Button To Save File Directly?

How To Screenshot On Windows 10

As we already said that Print Screen Button is the native button provided by the keyboard companies to screenshot on Windows 10. Well, this button can be used to save the captured screenshot to the clipboard or the internal storage. As we told you in the above method, pressing just the “PrtSc” key will save the image captured to the clipboard.

Well, if you want to save the file of the Screenshot on Windows 10, then press the “Windows Key” + “prtsc” keys simultaneously. This will save the screenshot captured to the hard drive of your desktop in the PNG extension.

Where will you find the Screenshot captured using The Print Screen Button?

You can find the screenshot captured using the Windows Key and the Print Screen button in the screenshot folder. Well, as per the location of the screenshot folder is concerned, it is found in the Pictures folder in Quick Access.

The location path of the Screenshot captured would be: \Users\Admin\Pictures\Screenshots

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How To Take Delayed Screenshots On Windows 10?

How To Take Delayed Screenshots On Windows 10?

The shortcut to the Snip and Sketch technique has made it easier for the users to access the Snipping tool for the users to take a screenshot on Windows 10. Well, if you use the Snipping tool to capture the screenshot. It provides the users the option to take the delayed screenshots.

Follow the steps given below to do so:

  1. Open the Snipping Tool on your desktop.
  2. The application will open on a small window in the middle of your screen.
  3. Navigate to the “Delay” option, and click on it. 
  4. From the dropdown menu that appears, select the time you wish to delay the screenshot for.
  5. The application will open the snip window after the selected time.

How To Annotate or Crop a Screenshot On Windows 10?

After the screenshot is saved to the computer’s memory, you can annotate or crop the image as per your wish. All you have to do is open the save image in the editing application. 

Here are the steps that you need to follow to do so.

  1. Press “Windows Key” + “prtsc” to capture the screenshot
  2. Go to Drive C:\Users\Admin\Pictures\Screenshots.
  3. You will find the screenshot captured there.
  4. Now, right-click on the image and a drop-down list will appear in front of you.
  5. From the list in front, select “Open With” and select the application you wish to edit the screenshot.

How To Capture Screenshot On Windows 10 Using The Game Bar?

How To Capture Screenshot On Windows 10

Well if you are looking for “How To Screenshot On Windows 10” then there are chances that you might want to capture your Xbox screen. Well, Xbox comes with a built-in Game Bar for the purpose. This feature allows the user to capture the screenshot or record the video while playing on the Xbox in Windows 10. 

The shortcut to capture screenshots on Windows 10 using the Game Bar is “Windows Key + Alt + Print Screen” and in some laptops, you might have to use the combination, “Windows + Alt + Fn + Print Screen”.

Where will you find the Screenshot captured With the Xbox Game Bar feature?

After the Screenshot is captured using the key combinations mentioned above, you will receive the notification on the right side of the screen. You can press on it to view the screenshot or you can also press “Windows Key + G” to open the Xbox Game Bar Feature.

If you open the Xbox using the “Windows key + G” then follow the steps given below to do so.

  1. Press on the camera button present on the top bar.
  2. This opens another window on the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Navigate to capture and you will find the captured screenshot there.

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Wrapping Up: 

Other than the methods suggested above, there are various other applications that can help you in taking screenshots in Windows 10. Some of these applications are:

  • Screenrec.
  • Lightshot.
  • Greenshot.
  • ShareX.
  • PicPick.
  • Awesome Screenshot

If this article cleared all your doubts and you found this article informative then do share this article with your friends and show them how to take Screenshots on Windows 10.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do you take a screenshot on Windows?

To capture the Screenshot on Windows 10, you have to press the “Prtsc” key present on the top line buttons of your keyboard. In many keyboards, this button is given after the function key and is usually found on the top right corner of the screen.

Q. Where is the screenshot saved on Windows 10?

The location path of the Screenshot captured would be C:\Users\Admin\Pictures\Screenshots

Q. How do you take a screenshot on a PC fast?

Well, if you want to save the file of the Screenshot on Windows 10, then press the “Windows Key” + “prtsc” keys simultaneously. This will save the screenshot captured to the hard drive of your desktop. This will save the screenshot in the PNG extension.

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