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How To Make Screenshot On Windows 10

by Simon Todd
How To Make Screenshot On Windows 10

Step-by-Step Guide to Taking Screenshots on Windows 10

Taking screenshots on Windows 10 is a simple and straightforward process. Follow the steps below to capture an image of your screen:

1. Press the “PrtScn” (Print Screen) button on your keyboard. This will capture an image of your entire screen and save it to your clipboard.

2. If you want to take a screenshot of only one window, press “Alt + PrtScn” instead. This will capture an image of the active window and save it to your clipboard.

3. To take a screenshot using the Snipping Tool, open the tool by searching for it in the Start menu or typing “Snipping Tool” into Cortana search bar at the bottom left corner of your screen.

4. Once you have opened Snipping Tool, click on “New” and select either Rectangular Snip, Free-form Snip, Window Snip or Full-screen snip depending on what type of screenshot you want to take.
5 . After selecting one of these options, use your mouse cursor to draw around or select whatever part of the screen you want to capture as a screenshot and then click “Save As” in order to save it as an image file (.png). You can also copy this image directly from within Snipping Tool by clicking “Copy” after taking a snip if you don’t need/want to save it as an image file first before pasting elsewhere (e..g Word document).

6 . Finally, if you are using Windows 10 version 1803 or later then there is another way that allows you quickly take screenshots without having open any other programs – simply press Win + Shift + S keys together which will bring up a small toolbar at top edge with options for taking rectangular snips or free-form snips which can be saved directly as images files without having open any other programs first!

How to Use the Snipping Tool for Capturing Screenshots in Windows 10

The Snipping Tool is a useful utility included in Windows 10 that allows users to capture screenshots of their desktop or any other open window. This tool can be used for a variety of purposes, such as creating tutorials, taking notes, and more. Here is how to use the Snipping Tool for capturing screenshots in Windows 10:

1. Open the Start menu and type “Snipping Tool” into the search bar. Select the program from the list of results.

2. Once you have opened the Snipping Tool, click on “New” to begin capturing your screenshot.

3. You will then be presented with four options for capturing your screenshot: Free-form snip, Rectangular snip, Window snip and Full-screen snip. Choose whichever option best suits your needs and click on it to continue with your screenshot capture process.

4. If you chose either Free-form or Rectangular snip options, you will need to draw around whatever area you want captured in order to take a screenshot of it; if you chose Window or Full-screen snips then no further action is required as these will automatically capture everything within their respective areas (the active window or full screen).
5 Once you have finished drawing around what needs captured (or not if using one of the automatic options), simply release your mouse button and a preview window should appear showing what has been captured by the Snipping Tool; if this looks correct then click “Save” at which point another window should appear allowing you to save this image wherever desired on your computer system (e.g., Desktop).

6 Finally, once saved successfully close out of both windows (preview & save) and check that your image has been saved correctly where specified – congratulations! You have now successfully used Windows 10’s Snipping Tool for capturing screenshots!


Q1: How do I take a screenshot on Windows 10?

A1: To take a screenshot on Windows 10, press the “Windows + PrtScn” keys simultaneously. This will capture the entire screen and save it as an image file in your Pictures > Screenshots folder. You can also use the Snipping Tool to capture specific areas of your screen.