In many cases, you need to take a screenshot. If you are on a web page or playing a video game or doing any task on a Windows PC and you want to capture the screen, 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. if you want to print the whole screen or take a snip of an image on the screen, you can do it with a variety of methods. Let us learn how to take the 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. You can paste it on another program such as Paint, MS word, etc.
Press the Window key + shift + s, this will allow you to drag and select a portion of the screen you want to capture.
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
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 or using Ctrl + S command or go to File > Save As.
From the Mode option, you can select the shape of your screenshot whether circular, rectangular, or free-form snip.
Using the Game Bar
It is an overlay. You can use this when playing a video game.
Start a video game.
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.
The screenshot will save in the Videos folder. You do not need to save the image. It will auto-save the screenshot.