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How to take a screenshot on any Windows 10 computer in several different ways

Last updated on November 3, 2015 by

free-screenshot-logo.jpgThis is a free online screenshot application. It is capable of capturing full screen, active window and particular region of the screen. It also provides a delay time option for capturing drop-down menus or tooltips, then you can set a delay time in its “Options”. Apart from taking screenshot, this tool also provides a quick image editor for you to annotate the screenshot with arrows, lines, and texts. You can also use its blur feature to cover private or sensitive info on the screenshot. What’s more, when the screenshot is done, this tool allows you to copy, save, email, upload or share it directly.

Follow the steps below to learn how to take a screenshot on Windows 10 with this tool.

    • Go to the page of this application. Click “Launch Application” button, run Java applet to load this application. Wait a few seconds until its interface pops up.
    • Display what you want to screenshot on the screen.
    • Click the screenshot tool and hit the camera icon on its interface. You mouse cursor will turn into a blue crosshair. Click, hold and drag your mouse to capture a region on the screen and then release the mouse to confirm it.
    • You will see blue frame around the captured region with two toolbars on two sides. Make use of the annotation tools on the horizontal bar.

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  • Lastly, click the disk-like icon to save the screenshot on your PC. Alternatively, you can also copy it to the clipboard or upload it to the free cloud space provided by the developer by clicking the corresponsive buttons on the vertical bar.

This application has a pro version which comes with more than 10 screenshot modes, allowing you to capture not only visible things on the screen, but also the contents beyond the screen in a scrolling window. In addition to that, it also has a Task scheduler for you to take screenshots automatically and a Screen recorder for making screencasts by yourself. Try it now by clicking the button below.

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Win + Print Screen Key Combination

There is a simple and fast way to screenshot Windows 10. Just press the “Win + Print Screen” key combo. After that, your screen will dim for a moment, and you can then find the screenshot in the “Screenshots” folder under the “Pictures” library. In some cases, the screenshot may also be copied to the clipboard, so you can’t find the “Screenshots” folder in “Pictures” library. Open Paint (input “Paint” in the search box) and paste the screenshot on its blank board, hit “Save” to keep it as an image file on your PC. However, this way only enables you to capture the full screen. And if you want to crop or annotate the screenshot, you have to turn to another accessory application like Paint.

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Snipping Tool

This utility is bundled with Windows 7/8/10. It has four screenshot modes for you to screenshot on Windows 10: Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip and Full-screen Snip. And there is also a very simple image editor for you to edit the screenshot once you’ve taken it. It is worth mention that a new feature is added to this tool in Windows 10. It gives you 1-5 seconds delay in capturing screen. With this feature, you can screenshot pop-up or drop down menus and tooltips.

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Snip

This is a new screen capture tool developed by Microsoft. It can be installed on any version of Windows. It allows you to capture anything visible on the screen and provides simple editing options like Snipping Tool does. However, it is superior to Snipping Tool in that it has a screen recorder function. You can record your activities in the drawing board of this application.

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Conclusion

This post provides several practical ways on how to screenshot on Windows 10. If you need more annotation options or instant uploading and sharing functions, Apowersoft Free Screen Capture is undoubtedly than other tools. And if you want to take automatic screenshots or record screen, then its pro version is the best choice. Click the download button below to give it shot.

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Released in 2015, Windows 10 has been quickly reviewed on various technology sites. In general, user experience has been improved a lot in windows 10. And some simple but useful features have been added or improved in this version. It allows you to record screen and audio, manage files of your phone and take screenshot easily. No matter you need to share the amazing features to others or come across any problems in using this OS, you can use screenshots as a great medium. Besides, screenshots also enable you to share funny conversations and news with friends. So, in this article, we are going to enumerate some great ways for you to take screenshot in Windows 10.

I. Advanced Way of Using Professional Screenshot Tool

II. Simple Way of Using Keyboard

III. Complementary Way of Using Windows Utility

IV. Alternative Ways

This tool is a free online screenshot application which allows you to screenshot a specific region, a current window, as well as the full screen. And you can also set your own hotkeys or set a delay time for taking screenshots. Another advantage of this tool is that it allows you to take screenshot and annotate it directly on the screen without going to a standalone image editor. You can add lines, arrows, text to the screenshot to mark the important parts and use the blur pen to cover sensitive or private information. It features rich editing options to inspire your creativity in customizing the screenshot. Once done, you can save, copy, email, upload or share the screenshot directly in seconds.

Here are the steps for you to capture screen on Windows 10 with this application.

  • Go to the page of this tool, click on the orange “Take Screenshot” button and run Java applet to load this application.
  • When the program pops up, hit the camera icon on its interface. Then, you mouse cursor will turn into a crosshair.
  • Click, hold and drag your mouse to select an area and then release the mouse to confirm the screenshot region.
  • You can now annotate the screenshot with drawing options on the horizontal toolbar.
  • Lastly, hit the last disc icon on the horizontal toolbar to save the screenshot on your local disk. Alternatively, you can also choose to upload it to the free cloud space provided by the developer or just share it to social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc.

This tool also has a pro version which has even more screenshot modes for you to print screen on Windows 10. There are all-in-one, menu, scrolling window, free-hand and so on. Apart from that, the pro version provides a task scheduler, an advanced image editor and a powerful screen recorder which supports real-time editing. You can enjoy all those functions by downloading it now.

The simplest way to take screenshot in Windows is pressing the Print Screen (also “Prt Sc” or “PRTSC” on some keyboards) key. In Windows 10, once you’ve pressed that key, a screenshot of the full screen will be automatically saved to the “Screenshots” folder in Pictures library. If that doesn’t work, just try the combination of “Win + Print Screen” keys or “Fn + Win + Print Screen” keys on some laptops. Though this method is very simple, you can only get a screenshot of the full screen with no direct editing options.

Another way to screenshot in Windows 10 is using a built-in utility called Snipping Tool which is located in the Accessories folder. You can also quickly find it by typing “Snipping Tool” into the search box besides the Start button. This tool offers four screenshot modes: Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip and Full-screen Snip. In Windows 10, it even allows you to set an interval for taking screenshot, which is very useful for capturing tooltips, menus and the like.

In addition to the above solutions, there are also some other tools that you can use, such as Snagit, Faststone Capture, GreenShot and PicPick. Snagit offers various screenshot modes and advanced steady image editor. Faststone Capture allows you to choose dpi for the screenshot and save images as PDF files. GreenShot and PicPick are relatively simpler than the first two but also good enough for common users to screenshot Windows 10.

Conclusion

This post gives you an overall guide on how to screenshot in Windows 10. If you just need a screenshot of the full screen, then the “Print Screen” key may meet your need. But if you have more requirements like image editing, instant sharing or capturing screen with delay, then Free Screenshot Capture is your optimal choice.

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This wikiHow teaches you different ways to take a full or partial screen capture on your Windows 10 PC. The simplest and most full-featured way to capture any part of your screen is to use Snip & Sketch, Microsoft’s new built-in screenshotting tool. As long as you’ve updated Windows 10 after February 2019, you’ll find this tool by searching for it in the Windows search bar.

Method 1 of 4:Using Snip & Sketch</h3>

  1. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-1-Version-4.jpg1Arrange your screen how you’d like it to appear in the screenshot. Even if you just want to capture a portion of the screen, you’ll be able to do so easily using Snip & Sketch.
    • Snip & Sketch is an updated version of the original Snipping Tool for Windows 10. As long as you’ve updated your computer to at least version 1809 (February 2019), you’ll have the tool on your computer.[1]
    • See How to Update Windows to learn how to get the latest Windows updates.
  2. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-2-Version-4.jpg2Open Snip & Sketch. You can open it by typing snip into the Windows search bar and clicking Snip & Sketch in the search results.
    • You can also open the tool by press Win+ Shift+S.
  3. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-3-Version-4.jpg3Click New. It’s the blue button near the top-left corner of Snip & Sketch. Four icons will appear at top of the screen.
    • If you used the keyboard shortcut you can skip this step.
  4. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-4-Version-4.jpg4Select a type of screenshot to take. Hover the mouse cursor over each icon to see what type of screenshot it represents, then click your selection to take a screenshot.
    • Rectangular snip: This option lets you capture a section of the screen by drawing a rectangle around it. After you draw your shape, a preview of the screenshot will appear in the tool.
    • Freeform snip: This lets you capture any part of the screen in any shape by tracing freehand. After you draw your shape, a preview of the screenshot will appear in the tool.
    • Window snip: Use this tool if you want to capture a single window. After clicking the button, click the window you want to capture to take the photo and view the preview.
    • Fullscreen snip: Captures the entire screen and displays a preview in the tool.
  5. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-5-Version-4.jpg5Edit the screenshot (optional). Snip & Sketch comes with several editing tools you can use to modify or mark the image before saving.
    • Click the finger with a piece of string tied around it to freehand draw on the image. You can then select a drawing/writing tool and color at the top of the screen and draw text or shapes as needed.
    • Click the eraser icon to erase part any mistakes you make while drawing.
    • Click the ruler icon to display a ruler along the top of the screen.
    • Click the crop icon (a square with a line through it) to preserve part of the image while trimming the rest.
  6. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-6-Version-4.jpg6Click the disk icon to save your screenshot. It’s near the top-right corner of Snip & Sketch.
  7. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-7-Version-4.jpg7Select a save location and click Save. If you’d like to select a specific folder and specify a file name, you can do that before clicking Save. Your screenshot will be saved to the folder you select. Advertisement

Method 2 of 4:Using the PrtSc Key to Capture the Whole Screen</h3>

  1. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-8-Version-2.jpg1Arrange your screen how you’d like it to appear in the screenshot. If you want to capture the entire screen, lay it out on the desired fashion.
  2. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-9-Version-2.jpg2Press the Win+ PrtScr keys simultaneously. The PrtSc key is usually in the top row of keys. This captures the screen (or window) and saves the screenshot as a PNG image.
    • The text on the key may vary by keyboard. For example, your key may say something like «PrScr» or «PrtScrn.»
  3. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-10-Version-2.jpg3Navigate to the screenshot. Your screenshot is now saved to the Screenshots folder, which is inside your Pictures folder. Here’s how to get there:
    • Press Win+E to open the File Explorer.
    • Click Pictures on the left pane. If you don’t see it, click the arrow next to This PC to expand more options.
    • Double-click the Screenshots folder in the right panel.
    • Double-click the latest screenshot (with the highest number in the file name) to view your screenshot.

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Method 3 of 4:Using PrtSc Key to Capture One Window</h3>

  1. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-11-Version-2.jpg1Open the window you want to capture. If the window is already open, click its title bar at the top to make sure it’s selected.
  2. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-12-Version-2.jpg2Press Alt+ PrtScr together. This copies a screenshot of the selected window to your clipboard.
    • The text on the key may vary by keyboard. For example, your key may say something like «PrScr» or «PrtScrn.»
    • Some keyboards require you to press Alt+Fn+ PrtScr together instead.
  3. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-13-Version-2.jpg3Open Paint. You can search for it using the search bar/icon on the taskbar.
  4. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-14-Version-2.jpg4Press Ctrl+V to paste the image. The screenshot will appear on the Paint canvas.
    • If you want to trim anything from the image, click the Crop tool at the top of Paint and then select the part of the screenshot you want to keep.
  5. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-15-Version-2.jpg5Click the File menu and select Save. This options the Save As dialog window.
  6. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-16-Version-2.jpg6Choose a save location. If you’d like to keep your screenshots organized in a single folder, you can open the Pictures folder and double-click Screenshots.
  7. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-17-Version-2.jpg7Enter a file name. If you’d like to change the name of the file, type a new name into the «File name» field at the bottom of the dialog window.
  8. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-18-Version-2.jpg8Select an image type from the «Save As Type» menu. It’s near the bottom of the window. The default file type is PNG, but you can choose any other file type you wish.
  9. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-19-Version-2.jpg9Click Save. The screenshot is now saved to the selected location. Advertisement

Method 4 of 4:Using the Snipping Tool</h3>

  1. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-20-Version-2.jpg1Open the Snipping Tool. The Snipping Tool is set to be discontinued in a future version of Windows 10. You can still use the tool as of July 2019, but it’s a good idea to switch to the Snip & Sketch tool instead. To open the tool, type Snipping Tool in the Search box and click Snipping Tool.
    • See the Using Snip & Sketch method to get started with the new tool.
  2. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-21.jpg2Click the drop-down arrow next to the «Mode» button. You will see four options to capture the screen: ‘»Free-form Snip»‘, «‘Rectangular Snip'», «Window Snip» and «‘Full-screen Snip'».
  3. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-22.jpg3Click the type of screenshot you want to capture. Here’s what each option does:
    • Free-form snip: Lets you capture any part of the screen in any shape by tracing freehand.
    • Rectangular snip: Lets you capture a section of the screen by drawing a rectangle around it.
    • Window snip: Use this tool if you want to capture a single window. After clicking the button, you’ll be shown a list of windows you can capture at the bottom of the screen. Click the desired window to take the photo and view the preview.
    • Full-screen snip: Captures the entire screen and displays a preview in the tool.
  4. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-23.jpg4Click the New button. It’s near the top-left corner of the tool. Depending on the mode you selected, you’ll experience different results:
    • If you chose Free-form or Rectangle, the cursor will turn into a +. Drag the cursor to select the part of the screen you want to capture. When you lift your finger from the mouse, a preview will appear.
    • If you choose Full-screen, the whole screen will be captured and a preview will appear.
    • If you chose Window, click the window you want to capture to take the photo and view the preview.
  5. v4-459px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-24.jpg5Edit the screenshot (optional). Several editing tools appear at the top of the screen:
    • Click the down-arrow next to the pen icon to choose a pen color, then draw your desired text or shape on the screen. Use the eraser tool to erase any mistakes.
    • Click the highlighter icon to use a yellow highlighter to select certain text or areas.
    • Click the rainbow bubble icon to open the screenshot in Paint 3D for more advanced jobs.
  6. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-25.jpg6Click the disk icon to save your screenshot. It’s in the icon bar at the top of the Snipping Tool.
  7. v4-460px-Screenshot-in-Windows-10-Step-26.jpg7Select a save location and click Save. If you’d like to select a specific folder and specify a file name, you can do that before clicking Save. Your screenshot will be saved to the folder you select. Advertisement

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  • QuestionWhere does a screenshot get filed?If you press just «PrtSc» then it will be saved to Clipboard — so then you can paste it (eg. Word, Paint, etc.). If you press «WinKey + PrtSc» then it will be saved in your «Pictures» folder under «Screenshots». If you have never taken a screenshot before then it will automatically create the folder.
  • QuestionMy computer has a problem, the screen won’t flash when I push Win + PrtSc. Why is that?The keyboard shortcut only works on Windows 8.1 and 10. One of the keys could also be jammed.
  • QuestionHow do I screen shot on a Surface Pro 3?Press the print screen button, written as «Prt Sc» next to the delete button above the backspace, and then go into an image editing software and paste.
  • QuestionIf I need to type a letter in Windows 10, then where should I go? You can open up Microsoft Word to write a letter in Windows 10.
  • QuestionI made a screenshot, now how do I move it to another window?First you have to press the ‘Print Screen Sys Rq’ button, i.e. the screen shot button of your keyboard. Then press CTRL+V and then open MS Paint, Photoshop or MS Word and press CTRL+V again to paste your screen shot there.
  • QuestionIt’s not working. I try taking picture of the game but it just shows my desktop. What do I do?You will probably have to install a separate game capture because of the game being in a window on the computer. If you cannot find a software that is able to take a picture you can buy a capture card that you plug into your desktop and it will capture whatever. They usually cost around $50-$200, but the good ones are around $100.

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1. Arrange the screen as desired. 2. Press Window Key + Shift + S. 3. Click New. 4. Click a screenshot type. 5. Draw a shape or select a window if necessary. 6. Edit the screenshot. 7. Click the disk to save.

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  1. https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-how-to-use-the-new-snip-sketch-app-for-smart-screenshots/

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