how to take screenshot in windows 10

How to Take Screenshot in Windows 10 [Step-By-Step Guide]

A screenshot is an image of what is currently displayed on your screen. It could be of your browser or something you have been working on at the screen or any sort of content. In this article, we’ll tell you about how to take screenshots in windows 10 properly.

Three Simple Ways to Take Screenshot in Windows 10

First Method

The easiest and simplest way is to press ‘Print Screen SysRq’ in your keyboard which automatically takes a screenshot. If you are having a different kind of keyboard or operating system you can also press ‘Alt’ and ‘Print Screen/SysRq’ to take a screenshot. You can also press ‘Windows’ and ‘PRT SCN’ to have a screenshot on your laptop/PC. The screenshot gets saved in your ‘Pictures’ in the ‘Screenshots’ folder from which you can easily access and view it.

Second Method

You need to download and install the software provided which is absolutely free and is named as ‘Lightshot’.

  • Once you download the software, three options will automatically appear at the apex of your screen.
  • Click on the first option ‘Capture’ to take a screenshot.
  • You will have to mark the region of the screen which you would like to take a screenshot of.
  • You can edit this screenshot as well with a wide range of options to choose from including an eraser, pen with a variety of colors to mark anything, highlighter, recorder.
  • You can copy this screenshot, share it with your friends, save it in your files and add it into the library and much more.

Third Method

  • Go to ‘Search Bar’ and type in ‘Snipping Tools’.
  • It is a desktop application and will automatically open as it comes with all versions of Windows by default.
  • Once the ‘Snipping Tools’ window pops up click on ‘New’. You will be presented with four options free-form snip, Rectangular Snip, Window snip and Full-screen Snip.
  • For example: if you click on ‘Rectangular Snip’ you can choose the area of the screen you want to take a screenshot of. You can edit it according to the requirement which includes marking with pen, highlight any kind of word in the screenshot, erase any of the mistake or unwanted content, simply save, copy and send it directly through an email.

Faster Screenshot Tricks in Windows 10

  • Save Screenshots in OneDrive or Dropbox: If you use Microsoft’s OneDrive which comes pre-installed you can opt to have all screen captures saved to your Cloud storage automatically. In OneDrive you can find this under settings, ‘autosave’ and then check the box indicating ‘automatically save screenshots I capture to OneDrive’ and you can have all your screen captures under OneDrive/Pictures/Screenshots. Dropbox for Windows also has a similar feature if you prefer it instead.
  • Ctrl+Prtscr/SysRq: On your keyboard press the two inbuilt keys ‘CTRL’ and ‘PRTSC/SYSRQ’ simultaneously. Go to ‘Microsoft Paint’. Press ‘CTRL+V’ to paste your screenshot. You can now edit it and save it according to the requirement.
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