How To Take A Screenshot On All Windows
We find ourselves often in situations where copying text from a particular window or sending a specific clip seems like a huge hassle and we’d like to simplify the process by giving you ways you can take a screenshot easily on your Windows computer our laptop. Sometimes the easier route of snapping something is by clicking a screenshot, and while its extremely easy to do that on our mobile devices, it can be a bit of a hassle if you don’t know workarounds on your Windows computer. Other sites prefer if you download a secondary software for this small of a process; however, we believe in keeping it somewhat dull. All you need is traditional keyboard shortcuts. And it doesn’t matter which version of windows you might be running, considering, of course, you haven’t fiddled with the stock keyboard shortcuts.
Method 1 – Using the keyboard shortcut
Step 1. Capture the image
- For this to work, your capture subject should be open or loaded on the screen. After that, go ahead and press the “Fn” (Function) and the “PrintScreen” keys together. The print key is usually located on the top right corner of most Windows laptop keyboards and even PC keyboards. It captures everything that is being displayed on the screen at that particular moment as an attempt to “Print” the screen. However, if this shortcut doesn’t work, you might want to try the same command with “Alt” in place of “Fn”. Unless and until you have Windows 8 or Dropbox installed, there will be no sound cue or notification regarding the screenshot being taken; however, it will either be stored in the stock “Screenshots” folder in Windows 8 or the “Screenshots” folder in Dropbox.
Step 2. Open Paint
- You can find this in your system applications by going into the “Start” menu. If not found, you can simply type “Paint” in the search box below, that should take you to Paint.
Step 3. Paste the Screenshot
- Once in Paint, you can right click and click on “Paste” or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+V” to paste the screenshot into the Paintwork area. You should soon see the image capture is displaying. Here you can also edit the photo as you want. Crop, select, rotate, color grade, etc.
- Once done, click on the “File” menu, and then click on “Save As”. You are now supposed to give a title to your screenshot, choose the desired directory to save it, and choose the format you want the screenshot in (PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, etc.). Click “Save”.
Method 2 – Using the Snipping Tool
Step 1. Open Snipping Tool
- For all the Windows (7, 8, or 10) you can go to your start menu and look for this, or choose the less time-consuming method and search for it using the search bar. Nice found, click on it to launch it.
Step 2. Capture a snip
- Once the snipping tool window opens, choose the “Mode” and from the drop-down menu select the type of snip you want to be clicked. You can primarily choose from the three – Free-from, Rectangular, Window, Full-screen.
Step 3. Annotations
- Once you’ve captured the snip, you can use the “Pen” tool or the “Draw” tool to draw, write, or mark on the captured snip. This is done to mark something important. You can even select the “Eraser” to remove irregular lines or shapes.
Step 4. Save
- Following this, you can save the snip by clicking on the “Save” menu. Post saving, you can share the snip however you want.