Awesome 4 methods to take Screeshot in Windows Computer or Laptop

 Taking a screenshot is very simple in mobile because it is used by everyone and everyone know How to take screenshot in Mobile. In the case of Windows Laptop or PC, most of the people are unknown about How to Take Screenshots in Windows Computer or Laptop. This post will give you an answer to this question.

There are a lot of methods are available to Take Screenshots in Windows operating system. We can discuss all of them here, so you can prefer the best one that is suited for you. All the methods of taking screenshots can be performed with simple methods, just by clicking some buttons. But the difference is each one has its own uses. let's move to the main content of this article.

How to Take Screenshot on Windows Computer or Laptop

How to Take Screenshot using PrtScn Button in Windows 10

One of the best and simple ways to take screenshots of whatever is on your computer screen is to simply press the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard. It's usually labeled on the key as "PrtScn" and you can find it in the top row, nearest to the Function keys.

On some of the keyboards (mainly on laptops), you might need to trigger the Print Screen along with the Function key at the bottom left corner of the keyboard (what I mean is holding the Function key and then press PrtScn).

On pressing the PrtScn key copies the entire screen of your computer to the clipboard, and you can paste it elsewhere like Paint or other software, but there are several modifier keys you can use the same key for other functions too.

Several PrtScn variations for taking Screenshot:

  • Press PrtScn - This copies the whole screen to the clipboard. You can paste the screenshot into any program that displays images, like Paint or Microsoft Word.
  • Press Alt + PrtScn - This copies the active window to the clipboard, which you can paste into another program.
  • Press the Windows key + Shift + S - The screen will dim and the mouse pointer will change. You can drag to select a portion of the screen to capture. The screenshot will be copied to the clipboard, which you can paste into another program. (This shortcut only works if you have the latest version of Windows 10 installed, called the Windows 10 Creators Update.)
  • Press the Windows key + PrtScn - This saves the whole computer screen as an image file. You can find the screenshots in the "Pictures" folder, in a subfolder called "Screenshots."

How to Take Screenshot using Snipping Tool in Windows 10

Window 10 has the most advanced functions which are user-friendly. Using the Snipping tool we can easily take the screenshot in windows where ever we need we can drag the area and save the image without pasting it to another application. You can use Snipping Tool to grab a screenshot and save it as an image file without first pasting the screenshot into another program.

1. Start the Snipping Tool from the Start menu.

2. In the "Mode" drop-down, choose the kind of screenshot shape you want

 - you can choose anything from full screen to rectangular to a free-form shape.

3. Click New, and your screen will freeze. You can then use the mouse to create the screenshot. The screenshot will then appear in the Snipping Tool window.

4. If you want to include something like a tooltip, which only appears after a mouse movement, you can specify how long to wait before taking the screenshot using the Delay menu.

5. If you want to, once you've taken your screenshot, you can use the drawing tools to annotate the screenshot.

6. When you're done, click "File" and then click "Save As" to save the completed screenshot to your computer.

7. You can also select the copy button in the Snipping Tool window
 - it looks like two pages laid over one another - to copy the image to your clipboard.