How to take Screenshot on a Windows Computer / Laptop

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In smartphones, you can take a screenshot by long-pressing the “Volume Down + Power button”, whereas, in Windows computers and laptops, there are two different methods to capture the screen.

You can take / Capture screenshot in Windows 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.

Pressing PrtScn in windows with On-Screen Keyboard
Pressing PrtScn in windows with On-Screen Keyboard

Press PrtScn / PrtScr SysRq (It will capture the entire screen and stores into the temporary storage disc).

Searching Paint in Windows Menu
Searching Paint in Windows Menu

Now, go to Start -> Search for Paint and open it.

Pasting the Captured Screenshot in Paint App
Pasting the Captured Screenshot in Paint App

After opening the paint application, paste the captured raw data by pressing Ctrl + V.

Saving the Screenshot from Paint Software
Saving the Screenshot from Paint Software

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.

manually taken Screenshot by pressing PrtScr / PrtScrSysRq
manually taken Screenshot by pressing PrtScr / PrtScrSysRq

This was the first method to take a screenshot in Windows. 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.

Typing Snipping Tool in Windows Start Menu
Typing Snipping Tool in Windows Start Menu

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.

Pressing the New button in Snipping Tool
Pressing the New button in Snipping Tool

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.

Dragging and Selecting the screen
Dragging and Selecting the screen

Once you selected the area, release the click button and a new window will appear, where you can save the marked area.

Saving Screenshot with snipping tool
Saving Screenshot with snipping tool

The above is the final screenshot taken with the Snipping Tool.

This is How to Take Screenshot on a Windows 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.

FireShot is specially made for web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and more.

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.

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