Taking a screenshot is a quick and easy way to capture what’s on your computer screen. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to take a screenshot on Windows:
Table of Contents
- Determine what you want to capture
- Press the PrtScn (Print Screen) key
- Take a screenshot of a specific area
- Paste the screenshot
- Save the screenshot
Determine what you want to capture
Decide on the area of the screen you want to capture. You can take a screenshot of the entire screen or just a portion of it.
Press the PrtScn (Print Screen) key
On most Windows keyboards, there is a key labeled “PrtScn” or “Print Screen” located in the top row. Pressing this key will capture the entire screen and save it to your clipboard.
Take a screenshot of a specific area
If you want to take a screenshot of only a portion of your screen, press the “Windows” key + “Shift” + “S”. This will bring up the Snipping Tool, which allows you to select the area of the screen you want to capture.
Paste the screenshot
After capturing the screen, you need to paste the screenshot into a program such as Microsoft Paint, Microsoft Word, or Adobe Photoshop. Open the program, right-click, and select “Paste” or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl” + “V” to paste the screenshot.
Save the screenshot
Finally, save the screenshot to your computer by clicking “File” and then “Save” in the program you pasted it into. You can also use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl” + “S” to save the screenshot.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully taken a screenshot on Windows.
List of Best Free Screenshot Tools:
- FlameShot, is an Open-Source with best features: Download
- GreenShot, is another free screenshot software you can use: Download
- Microsoft Snipping Tool is a builtin App on Windows 10 and 11, you can use it to get screenshots
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