How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10?

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So, it may happen that you want to take a screenshot of the online transaction that you just made or of an important document. So, how would you do that or be more precise on how to take a screenshot on PC?

So, in this article, we will tell you how to window 10 screenshots in different ways. There are a couple of different ways by which we can take a screenshot and we will be discussing them one by one down below.

So, without any further adieu let’s get started on how to take a screenshot on Windows 10?

How to take a screenshot on Windows 10?

Many a time, you would require taking a screenshot of a window wizard or a web page or any other thing on Windows 10? and you don’t know how to do that in a tech-savvy manner.

I have literally seen people taking out their camera phones and clicking the picture of the screen. Though it serves as a pretty handy solution it’s not the only method by which you screen capture Windows. There are multiple options by which we can take a screenshot on Windows 10.

So, in this article itself, we will expose you to the numerous ways by which screenshot Windows 10. So, let’s roll in:

Method 1: Using Printscreen.

Well, most of the users are pretty much aware of this, but if you don’t know about using the Printscreen, then you need to have a look at this.

Actually, there is a button on the keyboard as “prt sc” which captures the screen and copies that to the clipboard.

So, in order to take a screenshot using the prt sc button, all that you need to do is to head towards the desired window that you want to capture and then press the Windows Key + PrtSc Key on your keyboard.

Now, in order to get access to the screenshot, you can consider going to paint application on your system and then paste the screenshot over there by either using the paste option or the ctrl + v. button.

You can also get access to screenshots in the Picture Folder which is a windows default folder for pictures. Open the Pictures Folder in This PC/My Computer and you will find all the taken screenshots there. You can edit them and save them as per your needs.

After this, you can save the screenshot and whoa, you are done with the first method.

Method 2: Using the Snipping tool.

Windows also facilitate its use by the facility of capturing the screen using the Snipping tool. It’s a pretty handy tool out there. So, here is how you can use the snipping tool to take a screenshot in Windows 10.

Step #1: In this very first step, you are required to head towards the start section and then to the Windows accessories section. Here you will get to see the desired snipping tool. Click on it, and this will launch the Snipping tool for you. This is exactly where the fun begins.

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

Alternatively, you can always type in the word “Snipping tool” or “Snip” and that will take you the same way as the previous one.

Step #2: The snipping tool interface is quite interesting one. Initially, you will see only three options, “N,” “Cancel” and “Options.” We are most concerned with the “new” option.

Upon clicking on the new option, you will have a drop-down menu which will then have four options.

Let’s understand them one by one:

Free-form snip: If you wish to snip out an irregular pattern from the screen then you can certainly go with this option.

Rectangular snip: As obvious from the name itself, this will snip out the screen in a rectangular form.

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10

Window snip: If you require taking a screenshot of a window or a dialog box then this will certainly come handy.

Full-screen snip: It will capture the whole screen and serves best when you require the snap or the entire window.

So, after selecting the desired option, you need to snip out the screen using the snipping tool and ultimately saving it as required.

Method 3: Using web capture.

However, this is independent of the operating system but in case if you need to capture a full-screen web page then you would find the above methods not working efficiently because they can capture only a fixed screen at a time.

So, in this case, you can use many web-based services like All that you need to do is to copy and paste the URL of the web page and withing a jiffy; you will have a full web page screenshot in front of you.

There are other services and plugins as well which you can make use of.

[Additional Information]: How to take a screenshot in Windows tablet?

In case if you own a Windows tablet and unable to figure out how to screenshot then this section is there to help you out. You will still have access to the snipping tool but considering the fact that it doesn’t work smoothly with touch devices as it does on the laptop and PCs.

In most of the devices, you can make use of the primary button and the volume button to take a screenshot. For that, you need to navigate to the desired window that you want to capture and then press the primary and the volume down key at the same time.

So, this is how you can take a screenshot in Windows tablet.

Wrapping Up.

So, this wrapping up section brings us to the end of this article on How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10? Do we hope that this might have helped you in your quest on how to screenshot in Windows 10?

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arun singh

Arun Singh is a experienced server management geek and he has more than 8 years of experienced handling hosting server and he do sometimes share his knowledge in digital marketing. He currently with private company in Mumbai, India and he handles server management at

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