How To Take a Screenshot in Windows 10

Screenshots are an incredibly useful way to document and share what’s on your screen. Whether it’s a tweet you think someone may wind up deleting, a glitch that you’re explaining to a tech support person or a hilariously auto corrected line of text, the ability to save your screen for posterity is useful information. In this guide Learn How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10.

Fortunately, there are more than a few ways to capture the screen you’re looking to save. There’s the old-school Print Screen key, a method that instantly creates a new file for you, Windows’ own Snipper Tool and if you’re always screengrabbing, there’s even a free and powerful third party program we can recommend.

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Option 1 : How To Take a Screenshot in Windows 10 – Your Whole Screen

  1.  Tap the Print Screen button on your keyboard. The screen shot is now stored in your clipboard and you need to paste it into a graphics editor such as Windows Paint.

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

2.  Type “paint” into the search bar next to the Start menu.

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

3. Select “Paint”.

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

4. Click “Paste”.

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

Your screenshot is ready!

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

Option 2 : How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10 – Just The Active Window

1. Hit Alt + Print Screen buttons on keyboard.

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

2. Type “paint” into the search bar next to the Start menu (if Paint is already open, click Control+N and then select OK when Paint asks you to approve the height and width).

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

3. Select “Paint”.

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

4. Click “Paste”.

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

Your screenshot is just of the window you had open and active!

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

Option : 3  How To Make A Screenshot in Windows 10 – In File Without Any Additional Programs 

1. Hit Windows + Print Screen key on the keyboard.

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

2. When you navigate to the Screenshots folder inside of your Pictures, your screenshot will be there!

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

Option : 4  How To Take a Screenshot in Windows 10  – A Specific Part of Your Screen

1. Type “snipping tool” into the search bar next to the Start menu.
How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

2. Select “Snipping Tool”.

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

3. Click “New”.

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

4. Click and drag the cursor to select the area of the screen you want to use; release the cursor once you’ve selected the space you want to capture.

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

5. Your screenshot is open in Snipping Tool!

How to take a Take Screenshots in Windows 10

Conclusion:

As you can see, there are many ways to take a screenshots in Windows 10. Unless you have complex needs, you can use the built-in tools and features, without having to install third-party programs. You will get the same results, and it only takes a bit of effort. For further support, leave comments or ask more on Forum.

Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar immensely interested in following Windows and other technology developments. Being passionate Windows blogger, he loves to help others on fixing their computer issues.