In this guide, I’ll tell you in three easy ways that how to screenshot on windows. Sometimes it’s really necessary to take the screenshot at a moment on a computer. But we are not aware of how to do that, eventually we miss something important.
Don’t you worry I will tell three different ways to you that how to screenshot on windows
How To Screenshot On Windows (Method 1)
This is the easiest and shortest way to screenshot on windows if you are running windows 10. I tried this in windows 7 and it doesn’t work. For windows 7 after pressing print screen, open up the PAINT tool and press Ctrl+V to paste there. Then you’ll save screenshot from paint tool. In windows 10 case, you only have to press the Print Screen button and screenshot will be taken.
The captured screenshot will be stored in your USER folder “C:\Users\YourUserName”. After that go into Pictures folder, there you’ll see a folder named as ScreenShots. If you don’t get that folder then try using PrintScreen button in combination with the Ctrl key or Alt key. Then check again in the screenshot folder. This was the first method how to screenshot on windows.
How To Screenshot On PC (Method 2)
This method is based on a built-in tool comes with windows, its called Snipping Tool. Click on the start button and search for snipping tool there if you’re using windows 7. If you are using windows 10, go to search bar at left bottom side of screen and search for this tool. This is how it looks like see picture below.
Click on the arrow beside New Button, you can choose what kind of screenshot you need. Do you want complete screen screenshot or selective screenshot on your computer screen? Select your desired option. I am using Rectangle Snip which is used to capture selective area on the screen.
Click on New Button, a plus sign will appear at your mouse’s pointer. Now from where you want to start taking the screenshot, click there and drag mouse till you want to finish screenshot. After that leave mouse click and screenshot will appear in front of you. Here you can highlight any area using highlighter or pen tool, save it at your desired location. This was the second method how to screenshot on windows.
Screenshot Using Faststone Capture (Method 3)
In the 3rd method of how to screenshot on pc, we’ll use a third-party software named as FastStone Capture. It’s a paid tool but you can get the trial of it. For download you can go to this link. After installation, this is how it looks like.
There are the areas to take screenshots and capture a video too as it supports video recording too.
According to the picture where I have mentioned the functionalities, use your desired option. I am using Rectangle Area selection to capture the screenshot. After clicking it a PLUS sign will show you which you will use to capture your selection using your mouse.
While pushing the mouse left click, when you have selected the area to be captured then leave the mouse click. A window will open showing the captured screenshot. You can edit this screenshot too using available options. See below picture. This was the third and last method of how to take the screenshot on pc.
There are more tools which you can use for screenshot which are paid and having much more functionalities and require separate complete review article to cover their total functionalities. such as Snagit. For taking screenshots on smartphone you can follow this article Screenshot On Smartphone
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