Easiest Ways To Take Screenshot in Windows 10

We all love to capture moments. Whether it is by using camera or by taking screenshots and for many people taking screenshot is heck of a task. Do you wanted to know how to take the screenshots quickly or rather say “easily” ? and if you are a Windows 10 user, this article is for you. So lets quickly have a look on all the easiest ways to capture screenshots in Windows 10. Recently, we have also shared how to fix this copy of windows is not genuine error.

  1. By Using Snipping Tool

Snipping tool is a tool which comes as an inbuilt feature with all the Windows OS versions. This method of taking screenshot seems to be very easy but it is having a major drawback and that is it decreases the image quality snapped through it.Image result for snipping tool icon

Steps to snap screenshot through Snipping Tool.

  • Click on Start menu or Press Start Button in your keyboard.
  • Click on All Programs. 
  • Click on Windows Accessories.
  • Click on Snipping Tool.
  • Snipping Tool Dialog Box Appears.
  • Click on New.
  • Press Left Mouse Button (hold) and drag over the area of the page to take the screenshot (leave LMB)
  • Click On File
  • Click On Save As
  • Enter the Desired Name to the file and
  • Click on Save.

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2. By Using Keyboard Shortcut: PrtScn or CTRL+ PrtScn

This method is also one of the very well known screenshot capturing method. But this method never allows you to take screenshot of any specific part but it captures full screen and copies it to the clipboard. Unlike Snipping tool, it works in every windows versions (even XP and 98).

Steps to snap screenshot through this method.

  • Press the PrtScn (Print Screen) key or CTRL (Control) + PrtScn keys.
  • The screenshot of whole screen will be captured and will be saved in the clipboard.
  • Open Paint (A image editing tool which is present as an inbuilt feature).
  • Paste the captured screenshot there.
  • Click on Save As.
  • Type the Desired Name to the file.
  • Click on Save (You can even change the file extension from .PNG to .JPG or .JPEG.

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3. By Using Keyboard Shortcut: Windows Key + PrtScn

By using this method, you can save the screenshot directly into your hard disk. Literally, here is no use of copying the screenshot to any image editing tool (like Paint). This method also prints the whole screen unlike Snipping Tool.

Steps to snap screenshot through this method.

  • Press Windows + PrtScn buttons on your keyboard.
  • The image will be automatically saved into your My Pictures folder.

Steps to locate your image.

  • Click on User folder on your desktop or locate it in Start Menu.
  • Click on My Pictures folder which is present there by default.
  • Click on Screenshots folder.
  • Your captured screenshot would be available there.
  • (Optional Step) – Type the desired name to the file.

4. By Using Keyboard Shortcut : Windows Key + H

On the off chance that you’d get a kick out of the chance to snap your whole screen for sharing purposes, you can utilize this manner of taking screenshots. This will capture your whole screen and will open the Windows Share toolbar as soon as possible so that you can promptly share it to your mates through email, Facebook, Twitter, OneNote and so forth.

Steps to snap screenshot through this method.

  • Press Windows + H buttons on your keyboard.
  • Windows Share Toolbar dialog box appears.
  • Select any one of the social media option (if and only if you wanted to share that snap)
  • Click on Share.

5. By Using the keyboard shortcut: Windows + Shift + S 

This method only works in Windows 10. So, Windows 10 users this method is completely devoted to you. This step has got an advantage and that is like Snipping Tool, here also you can capture the screenshot of your desired part of the page. This method is quite similar to our second method (mentioned above).

Steps to snap screenshot through this method.

  • Press Windows + Shift + S buttons on your keyboard.
  • A screenshot capturing cursor appears.
  • Press Left Mouse Button (hold) and drag over the area of the page to take the screenshot (leave LMB)
  • The screenshot will be captured and will be saved in the clipboard.
  • Open Paint.
  • Paste the captured screenshot there.
  • Click on Save As.
  • Type the Desired Name to the file.
  • Click on Save (You can even change the file extension from .PNG to .JPG or .JPEG.

6. By Using the keyboard shortcut: Alt + PrtScn

In Windows, you can also take screenshots of the any active window also.

Steps to snap screenshot through this method.

  • Press the Alt (Alternate) + PrtScn (Print Screen) buttons on your keyboard.
  • The screenshot of the active window will be captured and will be saved in the clipboard.
  • Open Paint.
  • Paste the captured screenshot there.
  • Click on Save As.
  • Type the Desired Name to the file.
  • Click on Save (You can even change the file extension from .PNG to .JPG or .JPEG.

7. By Using the keyboard shortcut : Windows + Alt + PrtScn

This method is available or rather say “Valid” in Windows 10 creator’s update only. Windows has provided some sought of bar while playing certain games on windows 10 and that is called “Game Bar”. While researching about that game bar on Windows 10 creator’s update, I found that you can also use that game bar to capture screenshot of active game window of the game which your are playing right there.

Steps to snap screenshot through this method.

  • Open any game in Windows 10.
  • Press Windows + Alt + PrtScn buttons on your keyboard.
  • The screenshot will be automatically stored in your hard disk.

Steps to locate your image.

  • Click on User folder on your desktop or locate it in Start Menu.
  • Click on My Videos folder which is present there by default.
  • Your captured screenshot would be available there.
  • It would be available with the name of the game of which the screenshot is taken along with the date and time while capturing the screenshot.
  • (Optional Step) – Type the desired name to the file.

Final Thoughts

So, here I end my take on “Easiest Ways To Take Screenshot in Windows 10”. The methods mentioned above are one of the easiest, quickest and popular ways to capture screenshots on Windows devices (especially in Windows 10).

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