How to take screenshot on Windows 10

How to take a screenshot on Windows 10

You have probably wonder at least once how to take screenshot on Windows 10. It’s easy, and newest Microsoft product offers you several options to do so.

No mather if you want to take a picture of your entire screen, or just a piece of it, Windows offers you several options, and we’ve rounded up all the most common techniques for taking a Windows 10 screenshot.

How to take screenshot on Windows 10 using PrtScn key

Most common and the simplest way to make a screenshot on your PC is located on your keyboard on a button that says “PrtScn” (or something very similiar to that).

It’s usually located on top row of keys on the right side of the keyboard. On some keyboards, especially laptops, this key needed to be triggered using Function key. You should hold Function key, and then press PrtScn.

Function key is located usualy in bottom left corner of keyboard, and has letters “FN” on it.

And that’s not all the options you have. Windows features several PrtScn variations.

Beside PrtScn key, who copies the entire screen to the clipboard, there are quite few more options.

Press Alt + PrtScn. When you do this, you copy the active window to the clipboard, and then you can paste into another program.

Hold the Windows key + Shift + S. If you do this, the screen will dim, while the mouse pointer will change. You will then have the option to select part of the screen you wish to capture.

Hold the Windows key + PrtScn. This option will save your entire screen as an image file. Usualy png or jpg format. You can find it in the default “Pictures” folder, in a subfolder called “Screenshots.”

Use Game Bar to take screenshots

Another easy way to take screenshot on Windows 10 is to use Game Bar

The Game Bar option in Windows 10 is an overlay which you can use to take screenshots and record video. It’s made for gamers, but “regular” PC users can take advatage of it to.

Hold Windows key on your keyboard and then press “G”. The Game Bar overlay will appear on your screen. On the Game Bar click on camera icon on the left side of the bar and that’s it. You can also use keyboard shortcut for it: Windows key + Alt + PrtScn.

The screenshot will be automatically saved to the “Videos” folder in a subfolder called “Captures.”

As you can see, Windows offers many options for taking screenshot, so we advise you to use this methods, instead installing various add-ons or software.

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