How to take screenshots on PC
Want to take some snapshots on your PC but just yet don’t know how? Well, you’re just in the right place at the right time. First of all, taking a screenshot on PC is a task which you can perform without even adding any additional apps on your PC.
Just using the inbuilt windows system can get the job done. So how do you take a screenshot? There are a variety of ways… let’s get started.
- Using the Ctrl+ PrtScn key
First, you need to be on the page you wish to screenshot then press Ctrl + PrtScn keys simultaneously. Screenshots will be saved to the “picture” folder under a subfolder named screenshots. You can find the picture folder directly from the file manager shortcuts on the right. Can also use Fn + Ctrl + PrtScn in case your keyboard has the Fn “Function” key.
2. Using the Windows + PrtScn key
Alternatively, you can use the Windows + PrtScn keyboard shortcut. Also, screenshots will be saved in the Picture library in the screenshot subfolder. Use Fn + Windows + PrtScn if your keyboard has the Fn key.
3. Using Alt + PrtScn key
Also, opt to use the Alt + PrtScn keyboard shortcut combination in case the above methods don’t work. However, with this method, you need to do some editing first before the image is saved. Either open the Paint app or any other app for editing images and paste the image there then save. Also, you have to use the Fn + Alt + PrtScn if the keyboard you use has an Fn “Function” key
4. Using the Windows + Shift + S shortcut
This method works similarly to the Snipping tool below. However, it only works on Windows 10. After the shortcut select any region you wish to screenshot then head over to paint and click Paste. The image will now load, where you can perform some editing before you can save to your drive.
5. Using the Snipping tool
The snipping tool is built in windows, and you can easily find it by searching for it in the search bar. It’s available on both Windows 8.1 and also Windows 10.
Search the snipping tool then launch it while you’re on the screen that you want to screenshot. Click on New, and the background screen will appear to be kind of misty. There are many modes you can choose to define your screenshots such as the Rectangular mode, Free-form, Windows Snip or the Full-screen snip mode.
All these modes perform actions as they suggest by name. Now you can choose any position where you want to take your screenshot by placing the cross tool on the starting point and to the extent you wish to make.
Then you’ll be taken to the sniping tool editor to do some little editing of your picture before you can save. The snipping tool can help take screenshots on all windows platforms including Windows Tablets. But still, on Windows tablets, you can use the Windows Logo button pressed simultaneously with the volume down button.
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