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How to Take a Screenshot on a Windows PC?

Take a Screenshot on a Windows PC

In many cases, you need to take a screenshot on a Windows Pc. You want to capture the screen, while when you are on a web page or playing a video game. Moreover, when you are doing any task on a Windows PC, You can take a screenshot instead of downloading an image from the web.

There are so many ways you can take a screenshot on a Windows PC. So, you can do it with variety of methods. If you want to print the whole screen or take a snip of an image on the screen. Let us learn how to take the screenshot on a Windows PC.

take a Screenshot on a Windows PC

Using Print Screen PrtSc

Whatever is on your screen, press the PrtSc button from the keyboard. On every keyboard, there is a PrtSc button. But the method to use the PrtSc can be different on different PCs. On some PCs, you have to press the PrtSc button in a combination with a Function key named Fn. 

This copies the whole screen to clipboard. So, you can paste it on another program such as Paint, MS word, etc. 

Prnt Sc buttonPress the Window key + shift + s. This will allow you to drag and select a portion of the screen you want to capture.

take a Screenshot on a Windows PC

Press Windows key + PrtSc. It will save the screen as an image file. You can see the image in Pictures > Screenshots.

Using the Windows Snipping Tool to Take a Screenshot on a Windows PC

Click the Start button. 

Search the snipping tool on your PC. Click the snipping tool icon. 

Click New. This will allow you to select a portion of the screen or entire screen whatever you desire. 

Once you select the portion of the screen, you can save it by clicking the save icon. Moreover, you can use Ctrl + S command or go to File > Save As.

snipping tool

From the Mode option, you can select the shape of your screenshot whether circular, rectangular, or free-form snip.

take a Screenshot on a Windows PC

Using the Game Bar

It is an overlay. You can use this when playing a video game.

Start a video game. 

Window button on keyboard

Moreover, during the game, when you want to take a screenshot, press windows key + g.

You will see the Game Bar overlay.

Press Windows key + Alt + PrtSc or hit the camera icon.

Finally. the screenshot will save in the Videos folder. You do not need to save the image. It will auto-save the screenshot.

Also learn “How to play games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile on PC with keyboard and mouse?”

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