Screenshot How to PC? Everyone at a point knows how to take screenshots on their phones, but the majority have issues when it comes to screenshots on the PC. Are you one of the majority? Don’t worry, we got you.
Screenshotting on your Pc is not the most complex or difficult thing to do. Although not obvious and apparent, it is quite easy and simple. Given how important screenshotting is when it comes to things like showing a co-worker, a friend, or family something online, you must learn how to screenshot on your PC.
When using a Windows Pc or laptop, there are numerous ways you can do this. So, in this article, we will be exploring the various ways in which you and screenshot your Pc and walk you through a step-by-step process of executing these numerous ways.
Things you should know
- Use the Windows key and the Print Screen key together to take a picture of your whole screen. The picture will be saved in the Screenshots folder inside your Pictures folder.
- To use Snipping Tool and take pictures of the whole screen, open windows, or specific areas, press the Windows key, Shift, and S together.
- If you just want to copy a picture of your screen without saving it, press the Print Screen (PrtSc) key. You can paste it anywhere using Ctrl + V or by right-clicking and selecting “Paste.”
How to take a Quick Full Screen Screenshot
The following is a step-by-step process on how to take a quick full-screen screenshot on your computer screen:
Step 1. Go to the screen you want to capture. Make sure to close any windows you don’t want to include in the picture.
Step 2. Look for the “Print Screen” key on your keyboard. It’s usually in the upper-right part of the keyboard.
Step 3. Take the screenshot using one of these methods:
- Press the “Windows” key and “Print Screen” keys together to quickly save the picture as an image in the “Screenshots” folder inside “Pictures.”
- Press the “Print Screen” key alone to copy the screen, and then paste it into a document or message by right-clicking and selecting “Paste.”
Step 4. If you used “Windows key + Print Screen,” find the screenshot in the “Screenshots” folder inside “Pictures.”
If you can’t find the screenshot, you can use the Snipping Tool as an alternative method.
How to take a half or Part Screen Screenshot
Here are the steps to follow to screenshot part or half of your computer screen:
- Click the “Start” menu.
- Look for the “Snipping Tool” and click on it. If you can’t find it, search “Snipping Tool.”
- In the “Snipping Tool,” choose “New.”
- The cursor will turn into a crosshair pointer.
- Move the crosshair to the area you want to capture.
- Click and drag to select the desired area.
- Release your Mouse or Trackpad once you’ve chosen the area.
- Click on “File.”
- Choose “Save As.”
- Give the new file a name, decide where you want to save it on your computer, and click “Save.”
Use Snipping Tool (Windows 11)
The following are easy steps to follow to use the snipping tool for Windows 11:
- To start, open the Snipping Tool. You can find it by clicking “Search” in the taskbar, typing “snip,” and then clicking “Snipping Tool.”
- Choose a mode for your screenshot:
– Rectangle mode: Draw a rectangle around the area you want to capture.
– Window mode: Capture an individual window without anything else.
– Full-screen mode: Capture everything on the screen.
– Free-form mode: Draw any shape around the area you want to capture.
- Click “+ New” at the top-right corner of the Snipping Tool.
- Capture your screenshot based on the mode you selected:
– In Rectangle mode, click and drag a rectangle around the desired area.
– In window mode, click the window you want to capture.
– Full-screen mode, the entire screen will be captured.
– In Free-form mode, outline the part of the screen you want.
- Click the Snipping Tool icon in the taskbar to view your screenshot. You can edit it if you want.
- To edit the screenshot, use the tools at the bottom. You can crop, draw, or erase parts of the screenshot.
- Save your screenshot by clicking the disk icon at the top. Choose a location, name the file, and click “Save.”
- For future use, use the Snipping Tool shortcut: “Windows key + Shift + S.” You’ll see a smaller version of the tool with different icons for the screenshot types. Click the mode you want and capture your screenshot.
Use the snipping tool (Windows 10,8.1, and 7)
- Open the Snipping Tool, which is a useful tool for taking different types of screenshots on your computer.
– On Windows 10, press “Windows key + S,” type “snip,” and click “Snipping Tool.”
– It, swipe in from the edge, select “Search,” type “snipping,” and choose “Snipping Tool.”
– On Windows 7, click the Start menu, type “snipping,” and click “Snipping Tool.”
- Choose the shape of the Snip (the screenshot):
– “Rectangular Snip” is the default shape, which lets you select a rectangular area to capture.
– “Free-form Snip” allows you to draw any shape with your mouse to capture that area.
– “Window Snip” lets you capture a specific window.
– “Full-screen Snip” captures the whole screen, including all windows.
- Create a new Snip by clicking the “New” button. The screen will fade, and you can draw the Snip area or select a window. Release the mouse to take the screenshot.
- (Optional) Annotate the Snip in the new window using the Pen and Highlight tools.
- Save the Snip by clicking the floppy disk icon. Give it a name and choose the format (PNG or JPG).
- The Snip is automatically copied to the clipboard. You can paste it into programs like Paint or Word using “Ctrl + V” for further edits or use it in emails or on websites.
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