How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

If you’re a Windows user, obviously, you might have thought, can I take a Screenshot on Windows 10? The answer is Yes. Windows 10 provides several ways to capture the screenshot. In this guide, we will walk you through 6 easy ways to take a screenshot on Windows 10.

6 easy ways to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

1. Using Keyboard Shortcut Keys

It is quite an easy method to take a screenshot on Windows 10. To use this method press the “Windows + PrtScr” shortcut key on your Keyboard.

Windows will save the screenshot of the whole screen on default picture Location C:/Users/User Name/Pictures/Screenshot. Once it is saved, you can edit the screenshot using Paint.

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

2. Capture Screenshot using Draw Mouse Cursor & Copy Technique

If you want to take a screenshot of a specific part of the screen. Then, press the shortcut key “Windows Logo + Shift + S”, then select the specific part of the screen using a mouse cursor. A snip or screenshot will be copied to the clipboard.

Open the paint and paste the screenshot using Ctrl + v, then you can edit and save the screenshot. You can use any photo editor app to edit the screenshot.

You can also download the Snip & Sketch app from the Microsoft Store and use this to take a snip of the screen. This might be a great tool if you often take a screenshot on Windows 10.

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3. Take Screenshot using the Copy & Paste Technique

Using this method, you can only take screenshots of the entire screen. To use this method, Press the PrtScr key on your Keyboard, and the screenshot of the entire screen will be copied to the clipboard.

Further, you can use the paint to edit and save the screenshot. The screenshot will be copied to the clipboard, to paste the screenshot from the clipboard use the “Ctrl + V” shortcut key.

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4. Using Snipping Windows Tool to Take a Screenshot

The snipping tool is a Windows screenshot utility that included in Windows Vista and later version. It is a very great tool, using this tool you can take screenshots of an open window, a free-form area, rectangular areas, or the entire screen.

How to use this tool?

Click the start menu button and type “Snipping Tool” in the search box. Once you get the Snipping Tool in the search result, then open it. Click the New and then you can take a screenshot.

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Screenshot Modes:

  • Free Form Snip ⇒ Draw a line around the area you want to capture
  • Rectangular Snip ⇒ Draw the cursor around the area you want to capture
  • Windows Snip ⇒ Select the Windows you want to capture
  • Full-Screen Snip ⇒ Capture Screenshot of the Full Screen

5. Take Screenshot using Screenshot Captor Tool

Screenshot Captor is a free open source software used to take screenshots on a Windows computer. You can use build-in options such as Zoom, Shadow, Scanner, Re-sizer, Crop, Arrow, Text, etc. to edit the screenshot.

Download Screenshot Captor ⇒ Here

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Shortcut keys to use Screenshot Captor

Ctrl + PrtScr ⇒ Grab Entire Workspace
PrtScr ⇒ Grab Current Screen
Alt + PrtScr ⇒ Grab Active Window
Shift + PrtScr ⇒ Grab Selected Region
Ctrl + Alt + PrtScr ⇒ Grab Fixed Size Region
Ctrl + Shift + PrtScr ⇒ Grab Windows Object or Scrolling Windows

The Screenshot Captor allows you to use many features free of cost to edit the screenshot and provides different images formats such as PNG, Jpeg, etc. PNG is suitable for the screenshot, and Jpg is useful for images.

6. Using Xbox Game Bar

It is one of the useful features in Windows 10, especially for users who play a lot of games. Using the Xbox Game Bar, you can record the Game video clips and take screenshots while playing the game.

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

To use the Xbox Game Bar, use the “Windows + G” shortcut key while playing the game. A small window will appear, and then click the red record button to start the recording, and the recording time will be displayed at the top right corner.

You can stop and start the video recording using the “Windows + Alt + R” shortcut key at any time when recording is on. And you can also hide and unhide the recording time using the shortcut key “Windows + Alt + T” on the Keyboard.

To take the screenshot, press the “Windows + Alt + PrtScr “ shortcut key, and the screenshot will be saved. You can also take the screenshot using the Game Bar Screenshot button.

Hopefully, now you can take screenshots on Windows 10 using these 6 easy ways.

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