How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10?

Take a Screenshot in Windows 10

This is the most asked question on the web that how to take screenshot in Windows 10 desktop or a laptop? Taking a screenshot in Windows is quite simple and has multiple methods to get this done.

What is a Screenshot in Windows?

Firstly, I would tell you what a screenshot is?

In simple language, in your Windows machine, a screenshot is an image or a picture that can be taken of whatever you have on your display screen.

For example, let’s say I have a webpage opened on my screen and I would like to take a screenshot of the entire screen or a portion of the webpage.

How would we do it?

There a multiple way wherein you can take a screenshot whatever you have on screen by using keyboard shortcuts or Windows built-in tool.

How to Capture a Screenshot?

Although, there are several ways to take a screenshot if using Windows 10, but in this article, we will show you that how you can take a screenshot with two different methods as follows.

  1. Take a Screenshot with built-in Snipping Tool
  2. Take a Screenshot with Keyboard PrtScn Key

Screenshot with Windows 10 Snipping Tool

In Windows 10, there is a built-in application available called, Snipping Tool.

User can easily launch it and take a screenshot in different modes (free-form snip, rectangular snip, window snip and full-screen snip) then, save it to their desired location.

Here is how you can do it:

Step 1. Launch Snipping Tool in Windows 10. Go to Windows search (Win + S) and type, snipping tool and click on the given result.

how to find snipping tool

Step 2. Choose the appropriate mode. I prefer, “Rectangular Snip

snipping tool modes

Step 3. After that, click on New option of snipping tool.

how to take screenshot in Windows 10?

The moment you click on New, screen will be faded this means, you can use your mouse and drag to the portion that you want to screenshot.

Once you are done, taken image will be popped up on snipping tool

Step 4. Now to save your screenshot, go to File Menu > Save as.

save screenshot of snipping tool

Step 5. Finally, another Save As windows will pop up.

  1. Select the location to save
  2. Change the File Name if you want to
  3. Select the file type (PNG, JPEG, GIF, etc.), if needed
  4. Click Save button

take screenshot in Windows 10 with snipping tool

With your above action, taken screenshot has been saved to your chosen location.

To check it, go to the location that you have selected to save and look for the file name that you have saved into.

[Read: How to Take a Screenshot with Keyboard PrtScn Key]

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