In smartphones, you can take a screenshot by long-pressing the “Volume Down + Power button”, whereas, in computers and laptops, there are two different methods to capture the screen.
You can take / Capture screenshot in computers by py pressing “PrtScn”.
Print Screen is the full form of PrtScn, in some keyboards, this button is also named as PrtScr SysRq which means “Print Screen System Request”.
Step by Step procedure to Take Screenshot in Windows
First, go to the location that you want to capture.
Press PrtScn / PrtScr SysRq (It will capture the entire screen and stores into the temporary storage disc).
Now, go to Start -> Search for Paint and open it.
After opening the paint application, paste the captured raw data by pressing Ctrl + V.
Here, you can see the captured screen is pasted. All you need to do is to save the file. You can do it either by pressing Ctrl + S or saving manually with the save icon located on the top left corner of Paint Software.
Below is the screenshot we have by following the above-explained steps.
This was the first method to take a screenshot on a Computer. Now below is another easy and super cool to capture the screen.
PrtScr is a good option to capture the entire screen, what if you want to capture only some area of the screen.
Don’t worry, you can capture the specific area of the screen by using the Snipping Tool.
The snipping tool is a pre-installed application of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
How to capture Screenshot with Snipping Tool
To capture the specific area of the screen, go to Start -> type Snipping Tool -> and hit Enter.
When you open the Snipping Tool, it will show a dialog window with three options(New, Cancel, and Options).
Now you have to click on the New button.
after clicking the New button, the background will become semi-transparent. you can mark/select the area which you want to capture.
To do that, click and drag with the mouse. While dragging the cursor, the marked area becomes clear.
Once you selected the area, release the click button and a new window will appear, where you can save the marked area.
The above is the final screenshot taken with the Snipping Tool.
This is How to Take Screenshot on a Computer / Laptop.
These were the easiest methods to capture the screen. If you hate this and you are looking for the more advanced way to capture the screenshot, then you can download third-party software.
Here are some highest-rated Screenshot taking software.
Fire shot allows you to capture the particular HTML tags as well as the entire WebPage with page Scroll support.
Using Lightshot is the fastest way to take a customizable screenshot. Fast screenshot of the selected area, this allows you to select any area on your desktop.
GreenShot is yet another way to capture the screenshot on Windows and Mac.
Time needed: 1 minute.
How to take Screenshot on Computer
- Press PrtScr
First, go to the location that you want to capture. And press the PrtScr / PrtSrc SysRq button on your keyboard.
- Open Paint
Now go to the Start menu and open Paint Application, Paste the captured screenshot into it and save the image.