How to take screenshot in Windows 10
Smartphones are the most popular gadgets these days, almost every work can be done on the smartphones, from dialing numbers to playing games. But still, there are millions of users who still use laptops and desktops for many reasons, where smartphones still lack. Talking about PC, still, Windows users are larger in number than the Mac PC users. Windows allows users a number of productive features, and one of them that we will discuss here is the feature to take screenshots. Almost every smartphone user knows how to take screenshot, as it is easy, you just need to press the lower volume button and power button simultaneously, in most of the smartphones. But a majority of Windows users do not know how to use this feature, or only knows the most basic feature. So, here, we have mentioned 5 ways for how to take screenshot in Windows 10, both basic and advanced.
How to take screenshot in Windows 10 in 5 Ways!
1. How to take a screenshot of full screen in Windows 10
Taking the screenshot of full screen in Windows, and you have two options for what to do for that screenshot, in first way you can simply save it your PC automatically, and in another way you can use the screenshot in any editor app or software.
To do go with the first option, that saves the screenshot on the PC automatically. You just need to press the Windows key + Print Screen, Windows key, as you know, sirs near the Alt key at the bottom, whereas, the print screen key abbreviated as PrtScr, can be found at the top of the keyboard.
Doing this, the screenshot will be saved in the Screenshot folder automatically. And the screenshot folder can be found in the Picturers. If you don’t know, the Pictures can be found in the Quick Access tab in the This PC. If you still can’t find that, simply press the Windows key + E, this will direct you to the Windows explorer and here at the left of the screen you can find the Pictures tab and click on that to find the Screenshot folder. Open the folder to find all the saved screenshot.
After this comes the second way, you just need to press the Printscreen key, or abbreviated as PrtScr key at the top right of the keyboard. here the screenshot doesn’t save on your computer or in the Screenshot folder. It gets saved on the clipboard and can be pasted simply in any editing app. For instance, you can press the printscreen key and simply open the Paint app and simply press paste option or Ctrl + V to draw on it.
2. How to take a screenshot specific window
So, the above-mentioned way to take screenshot captures the full screen, but Windows allows you to take screenshots of a specific window, even if a lot of windows are open on the screen at the same time. To do this simply select the window which you want to capture or take a screenshot. And right after selecting the window, you need to press Alt key + Printscreen key. This way of taking screenshot copies the screenshot to the clipboard and you can use that screenshot to in any editing app. Like you can open the Paint app and press Ctrl + V or paste option to edit the screenshot of the specific window.
3. How to take screenshot of part of Screen in Windows 10
Next in the How to take screenshot in Windows 10 is to take screenshot of part of the screen. This can be used instead of using the first way, as that screenshots the full screen and you need to crop and edit that screenshot again if you need a part of that screen. To take screenshot of part of Screen in Windows 10, you need to press Windows key + Shift + S. Doing this the screen will turn whitish and a tool will appear, using which you can simply select an area to capture that part only. This method also won’t save the screenshot to your PC, but copies in the clipboard and you can use that in any of the editing app or software.
This needs to keep in mind that, this way to take screenshot in Windows 10 only works with the latest update, Windows 10’s Creator Update.
4. How to take screenshot of a part of the screen in Windows 10 using Snipping Tool
The above-discussed way to How to take a screenshot of part of Screen in Windows 10 is quite a productive way to take screenshot, where you can select the area of your choice to be captured and use it in any editing app or save it simply. But there is another way of doing the same but in an upgraded way, that is using the Snipping Tool, with which you get a number of options to take the screenshot of the selected area.
To use it you need to, first of all, open the Snipping Tool, which can be found in the Accessories. If you are unable to find it, simply in the search box, type Snipping Tool. After opening the app, a toolbar will appear on the screen, here click on the arrow option near the New option. Here, as said earlier, you will get some option of capture the screen, select among Free-form Snip or Rectangular Snip, and simply use the tool, that is, the scissors icon to draw a figure around the area you want to capture. The tool will capture the screen in the drawn boundary and saves it to the clipboard of your PC, also you can edit the captured part in the snipping tool window that opens right after the capture automatically. Simply, edit the screenshot from there or paste it in any other editing app to continue.
5. How to take screenshot in Windows 10 using Game Bar
At last, you can also take screenshot in Windows 10 using Xbox Game Bar. The screenshot by Game Bar doesn’t give any advanced option to edit screenshot but simply saves it to the PC. We recommend to use it when you are gaming mostly, as using the game bar, you won’t need keyboard also, just click the screenshot option. To use this, first of all, press Windows key + G, to open the Xbox Game Bar. If you are using it for the very first time, you need to confirm the question asked in the dialogue box. Doing this, the Game Bar will appear on the screen, and here, you will a camera icon, clicking the camera icon will take a screenshot and save it automatically, and you will get a notification too.
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Here also, you will get an option to take screenshot using the keyboard shortcuts, press Windows key + Alt + PrtScr, but the difference is the destination where it saves the screenshot.
So, these are the 5 ways for How to take screenshot in Windows 10, all ways are easy, but if you are having any queries you may ask in the comments section below.