How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

Do you use Windows operating system and looking for best way to take screenshot quickly? In this article, we are going to explore how to take a screenshot on windows 10.

Screenshots are best option to document and share your PC, Laptop, Tablets or Mobile screen. It helps you to snap the screen and share with your friends across various medium. Be it personal or professional, screenshots plays a significant role in making communication lot easier and straightforward. Instead of sending several mails to explain the scenario, we can share screenshots to explain the issues and get fixed immediately.

Taking screenshots Windows 10 is very simple and you can do it number of ways. Windows 10 operating system is loaded with various inbuilt tolls that make entire process lot easier.

How To Take A Screenshot On Windows 10 – Steps

Take Screenshot Using Print Screen (PrtScn) – Whole Screen

Screenshots using Print Screen (PrtScn) is widely used and works fine in all version of Windows operating system. In this method, windows create a screenshots in the clipboard; you need to paste the image in Microsoft Paint and save the image in desired format. This process is used to take screenshots of whole windows screen.

  • Tap the Print Screen (PrtScn) keys or CTRL + PrtScn
  • Open Microsoft Paint
  • Click Paste

You can save the screenshots in desired image format.

Take Screenshot of Active Window

Windows operating system allows you to take screenshot of active window. This process also works in all version of windows operating system.

  • Hit Alt+ Print Screen (PrtScn)
  • Open Microsoft Paint
  • Click Paste

Save the screenshots in desired image format.

Screenshots using Windows + Print Screen

This method helps windows users to take screenshots and save it in local hard drive without any additional software application.

Hit Alt+ Print Screen, windows capture the screen and stores it local image folder. You can find the images @ Libraries\Pictures

Screenshots using Snipping tool

Snipping tool is most popular screenshot application that comes with Windows Operating system available in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10. This tool also comes with edit option to add text, pen and highlight tools.

  • Open Snipping Tool (Start -> Search -> Snipping Tool>
  • Hit New
  • Select the Screen using select tool
  • Use edit option if required
  • Save the image in desired format

Note: Snipping tool also comes with inbuilt copy, save, edit, highlight and mail function. 

Screenshots Using Dropbox

Latest version of Dropbox desktop application allows Windows user to take screenshots and share with ease.

  • Install latest version of Dropbox on your windows 10
  • Hit Print Screen (PrtScn)
  • Dropbox Popup will appear
  • Select save to Dropbox (screenshots will be saved image format)
  • Open the images @ C:\Users\koval-pc\Dropbox

Dropbox also allows you to share the image link via twitter, Facebook, Email, etc…

Final Thoughts:

Taking screenshots in Windows 10 operating system is very simple. You can handle it various inbuilt tools and simple third party applications. Hope my article on how to take a screenshot on windows 10 is useful.

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