How to Take Screenshots in Windows 10?

In this article, we are sharing with you all the method on How to Take Screenshots in Windows 10.

Screenshots have become essential today. If you are working or studying and want to quickly capture and save something, screenshots are the best way to do it. We all know the Pandemic conditions are forcing us to stay home and work and study from home. So if there’s anything that you do not want to spend your time noting down at, you can easily capture the screen and then use it according to your needs.

Taking screenshots on phones seems very convenient, but when it comes to Windows, you might get confused as to how to take screenshots on Windows. Well here are 5 best ways to take screenshots on Windows 10 that can certainly help you out.

How to Take Screenshots in Windows 10?

Given below are the five different methods using which you can take screenshots on Windows 10 –

Method 1. Take Screenshots using Snipping Tool

Snipping Tool is a famous and easy to use Windows Screenshot taking tool. With the help of this tool, one can easily take a screenshot on Windows OS right from Vista. The best part about the tool is that you are given the choices to select the size of the screenshot like Full-page, View Only, Freeform, Regular, etc.

Here’s how you can use Snipping Tool to take Screenshots on Windows 10

  • Go to Start Menu, Search for Snipping tool. 
  • Once you’re in the tool, click on New to take a new screenshot.
  • The default size of taking screenshots is rectangular. You can change that in the Settings> Modes Menu.  
  • Now drag your mouse to the area whose screenshot you want to take.
  • Then simply press the CTRL + S keys to save the screenshot.

That’s how easy it was to use Snipping tool to take screenshot on Windows 10.

Method 2. Take Screenshots using Print Screen Key

I understand if you do not want to use any tools and complicate the process of Taking screenshot on Windows 10. You might be wondering if there is any way as easy as taking screenshots on Windows like Mobile phones. Well actually there is. Using the Print Screen key you can take screenshots on Windows 10.

  • Open the screen on your Windows which you want to capture.
  • Press the Print screen key on the keyboard.
  • Now open Microsoft Paint.
  • Press Ctrl + V so as to paste the screenshot. You can save the file in any format you want and also make some changes to it using MS Paint.
  • Save the file.

Method 3. Take Screenshots using Snip and Sketch

Snip & Sketch is the latest Screenshot tool which comes with Windows 10. In case your Windows 10 does not have this tool just make sure that you are on the latest verison of Windows 10.

The tool is basically the latest and modified version of Snipping tool. The tool has a lots of new features as compared to the Snipping tool. Here’s how it works –

  • Go to Start Menu, Search for Snip & Sketch tool. 
  • Once you’re in the tool, click on New to take a new screenshot.
  • Once you have taken the screenshot, you also get the option to highlight important areas of it. Isn’t that just cool?

Method 4. Take Screenshots using Windows key + Print Screen

There’s another way using which you can take SS on Windows 10. Luckily this is a simple key combination which will automatically save the captured SS to the Pictures folder.

  • Open the screen that you want to capture.
  • Press the Windows key + Print Screen together.
  • This will now take a screenshot
  • The SS will be saved in the “Screenshots” subfolder in Pictures.

Method 5. Take Screenshots using Xbox Game Bar

Xbox Game bar allows users to not only take SS but also record screen. Heres how to use it –

  • Press the Windows Key + G key on your keyboard.
  • This will open Xbox Game bar.
  • Click on the Screen shot button in the bar.

That’s it. The screenshot will be taken.

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