How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10

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How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10

As the years are passing, each field is getting computerized and more and more job opportunities are arriving in the computer field.

Even though the people are conscious of the computer and technology, some of them still do not know how to take a screenshot in Windows 10. Computer programmers and software developers sometimes search on Google, “How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10”. Because we are not aware of some simple functions in our operating system until we need it.

Here we are going to discuss the different ways of taking a screenshot on Windows 10.

1. Using the Snip & Sketch Tool

Snip & Sketch is the new tool used for taking screenshots on Windows 10. It is the new version of the Snipping Tool.

With this tool, we can capture Fullscreen, a free shape, or even a portion of the screen.

We can start Snip & Sketch by searching from Windows 10 search bar.

After opening it, we can see the Snip & Sketch home.

Press the New button on the Top-Left corner and a new bar will be opened on top of the screen.

 

Different Modes of Snip & Sketch

We get 3 modes in taking a screenshot of our screen.

  • Rectangular clip

Using this mode, we can capture a rectangular portion of the screen.

  • Freeform clip

If we select this mode, we can freely select the portion that we wanted to take a screenshot.

  • Fullscreen clip

We can easily capture the full screen using this mode.

2. Using the Snipping Tool

Snipping Tool is the best feature in Windows 10 to capture the screen. It’s a lightweight app, simple to use and preinstalled with Windows 10.

With the snipping tool, we can capture Fullscreen, a single window, or even a portion of the screen.

We can start the Snipping Tool by searching from Windows 10 search bar.

Searching Snipping Tool from Windows 10 Search Bar

When the Snipping Tool is opened, we get a small window as below and is used to take screenshots.

Snipping Tool Home

Different Modes of Snipping Tool

We get 4 modes in taking a screenshot of our screen.

Snipping Tool Modes
  • Free-form Snip

If we select this mode, we can freely select the portion that we wanted to take a screenshot.

  • Rectangular Snip

Using this mode, we can capture a rectangular portion of the screen.

  • Window Snip

Window Snip captures the currently active window opened.

  • Full-screen Snip

We can easily capture the full screen using this mode.

Snipping Tool Options

In the Snipping Tool, we also get a bunch of options to customize our needs of taking a screenshot.

Snipping Tool Options

3. Using the Print Screen Button

This technique can only be used to capture the full screen. But we can easily take screenshots just pressing Windows key + Print screen buttons together.

Note: Pressing only the Print screen button itself capture the screen in some Windows 10 systems.

C:\Users\john\Pictures\Screenshots

Where john is the username of my Windows 10 system. Replace it with yours.

Hi, I'm Syamlal, the co-founder of Redmonark. I'm a developer, writer and also have a little bit of experience in graphic designing.
Website https://syam.me

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