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How To Take A Screenshot In Windows 10


There are different ways to take a screenshot (screenshot). Windows 10 has a little trick to help you take screenshots faster than previous versions. In this guide, we are going to show you how you can take screenshots in Windows 10.

What is a screenshot

A screenshot is a capture of what is happening on the screen of a computer (or other device) and saving it in a static image format (for example, JPG, GIF, PNG, etc.). Basically, this is a photograph of the screen. A small file – compared to a video – allows you to quickly and clearly report errors, applications and open pages on your PC.

Why screenshots are needed

You may need to take a screenshot in different cases. For example, to save information from websites that prohibit copying. Or when you have technical difficulties and need to demonstrate an error by asking a question on the forum, for example. The use of screenshots in tutorials allows you to clearly illustrate all the steps to achieve a specific action. They are also used in advertisements to showcase the quality of video games.

How to take a screenshot

There are several ways to take a screenshot in Windows 10: using a keyboard shortcut, using the Scissors tool, or using external software.

Take a screenshot using the keyboard

To take a quick screenshot, press the Windows and Screenshot buttons on your keyboard at the same time .

The screen will blink while capturing an image. Then, to find your picture, go to the folder: C: \ My Computer \ Pictures \ Screenshots , where all screenshots are automatically saved:

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To quickly find this folder next time, right-click the Screenshots folder and select Quick Access :


You will now have direct access to the screenshots folder from the Start menu :

Another way is to paste the captured photo into Paint , and then save it anywhere you choose.

Take a screenshot with the Scissors tool

The Snipping Tool , also available in Windows 7 and 8, is very useful for screenshots as it allows you to select the portion of the screen that you want to capture. You can also highlight and add notes to pictures.

How To Take A Screenshot In Windows 10
How To Take A Screenshot In Windows 10

To find a tool, enter Scissors in the search bar:

To access it faster next time, you can add the tool to your taskbar. To do this, right-click on the Scissors and click Pin to taskbar .

The screenshot tool will now be directly accessible from the taskbar as shown below:

Please note that the Save function allows you to save your photo anywhere you choose.

Take a screenshot using programs

There are several programs available to help you take a screenshot. It is also possible to record video of the screen, which is very useful for creating interactive tutorials. Here are some screenshot programs: SnagIt , WebCam Spy , CamStudio , Snippy , FastStone Capture , Easy Video Capture , Magic Video Capture , Free Online Screen Recorder , TinyTake . And this list is not exhaustive.

Take a screenshot when using two screens

If you are using two screens and want to take a screenshot of only one, press the Alt + Print Screen keys on your keyboard at the same time. This will take a screenshot of the active screen where the mouse pointer is.


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