A screenshot is an image of what is visible on the display screen. Screenshots are extremely useful, to save what’s there currently in the screen, as an image, to share with others.
As we all know, there is a dedicated button to take screenshots, on almost every keyboard, the Print Screen. The button is usually found between F12 and Scroll Lock and sometimes can differ with respect to the make.
In Windows 10, taking screenshots has become a lot easier, with varied useful hotkey combinations. Here, are some easy ways to take Screenshot in Windows 10.
As mentioned, the Print Screen button (PrtScr) is the main key available in all type of keyboards for taking screenshots. You can make use of this button for the task, without needing any third-party software programs.
Therefore, primarily we’re going to have a look at the processes, using the default shortcuts and then, using inbuilt software called, the Snipping Tool.
Here are various Tips and Tricks to Capture a Screenshot in Windows 10:
How to take a Screenshot of the Whole Screen
- Tap the PrtScr / PrtSc – SysRq button on the keyboard. Now, the screenshot of the whole screen is stored on the clipboard and all you need to do is to paste it into Windows Paint.
- Type paint into the search bar –> select Paint –> then, click paste (Ctrl + V). And, now your screenshot is ready to be saved, with any type of image file extension.
You can also paste the captured screenshot in any image editor or documentation tools, other than Paint.
How to Save Captured Screenshot Automatically?
In case, if you want to have the Screenshot in Windows 10 saved automatically, then you can use the combination of Windows Key + PrtScr. In this process, you skip the hassle of pasting the screenshot on another tool and saving it manually. You can find the saved screenshot at, the Pictures library, within the folder named, Screenshots.
How to Take Screenshot of Active Window?
The only problem with the above method is that it will capture the entire display, which means a second monitor too. But, if needed we could also capture just the active window alone and here is the way to do that.
- The combination you’ll have to use here is, Alt + PrtScr. After hitting the combo, paste it to the Paint or any other tool of your choice. And now, the screenshot of a specific window is ready.
How to Capture Specific Part of Screen?
Do you know that the OS, comes with an inbuilt app, specifically for a Screenshot in Windows 10? Yes, it is the Snipping Tool. It can be used to capture a specific part of the display screen, effectively. Read along to know the procedures to use it.
- Type Snipping Tool in the search bar –> Click on the Snipping Tool program
- In the program, click the New button, now, your screen will look dimmed and your cursor will look like the Select tool in Paint.
- Now click and drag the cursor, and select the area, whichever you want to capture as screenshots. Release the cursor after selecting the area. And here is the screenshot ready, with the specific areas.
- The screenshot will open within the Snipping Tool. You can save it, using the menu File –> Save As… or even attach it to the mail, using the menu File –> Send To.