Every computer user once needed to capture the screenshot of his computer screen. And it is not a tedious task at all. Even the Windows has had its screen printing capabilities since its very first PC but that they had text based option which is very different from today’s roster screenshots. If you want to capture the screenshot in your windows 10 PC then there are many ways to do so and each one is very easy that you could do it with your eyes shut.
Whether you want to save the entire screen, or just a piece of it, we’ve rounded up all the most common techniques for taking screenshots in windows 10.
- Print Screen
To capture the screen just hit the Print Screen Tab and your image is copied in clipboard . Now you need to save it as a file and for this you need to open any image editing tool, then paste for image their an simply save the file from there.
- Use Shift-Windows Key-S and Snip & Sketch
Press Shift+Win+S keys on your keyboard then you choose whether you want to capture full screen or any rectangular selection or freehand selection, or an individual window. Just after you do this a small thumbnail notification panel pops up showing Snip Saved to Clipboard in the lower right corner. Click on this and Snip and Sketch window opens up in your screen. This window has several features like mark up the image with pen, pencil, highlighter, ruler, eraser, and cropping tool. Edit image if you want or just save as it is.
- Use Window key and + Print Screen
To automatically save and capture the screenshot, all you need to do is simply tab the Win+ Print screen keys and you are done. As soon as you press the keys your screen light go briefly dim to indicate that you have captures the screen and your file is saved to Pictures< Screenshot folder.
- Use the Window GameBar
The Windows 10 in built feature called Gamebar is also help you to capture the screenshot not only in the game but in any tab you want to capture. To open Gamebar press Win+G key then click on the screenshot button in the Gamebar or you can also use keyboard shortcut key Win+Alt+print screen
- Use the spinning tool
Just as the Snip and Sketch tool Snipping tool also lets you to capture whole window screenshot or just a rectangular section or free form selection. All you need to do is go to the window search bar of your pc and search spinning and then open the spinning tool. Similar to Snip and Sketch you can mark up the image using pen, pencil, and highlighter. The drawback of this is that you have to manually save the captured image using any photo editing tool as the screenshots captured by spinning tool are not save automatically.
- Use Print Screen Key With OneDrive
As with the basic old Print Screen key, you can save the whole screen or the active window with Print Screen or Alt-Print Screen, respectively. But after you go to OneDrive’s Settings panel and choose Automatically Save Screenshots / Capture to OneDrive from the Backup tab, you’re saved from having to open an imaging app, pasting from the clipboard, and then saving the file. Press Print Screen, and you’ve got an image file saved, all in one step.
- Double-Click Your Surface Pen
If you’re on a digital-inking-capable touch-screen PC like a Surface Pro, you can take a screenshot of your full screen only by double clicking on the back button on a Surface Pen. This opens Snip and Sketch with the full screenshot ready for annotating, editing, and sharing.