Windows 10 makes it easy to take a screenshot of your screen, and there are many ways to do so. You can use keyboard shortcuts or the built-in Snipping Tool to quickly take a picture of your entire screen, a portion of your screen, or even a specific window.
If you need to take a screenshot of your entire screen, then the easiest way is by pressing the Print Screen key (also labeled PrtScn on some keyboards). This button is located on most laptop and desktop keyboards in the top row, next to the “F12” key.
When you press the PrtScn key, Windows will automatically copy an image of your screen to the clipboard and save it in the Pictures folder. This folder is accessible by opening File Explorer and navigating to Pictures in the left side panel. You can then paste the image into your favorite photo editing program, like Paint, and save it in a variety of different formats.
Alternatively, you can take a screenshot of a specific window by using the Alt+PrtScn keys. This will snap the current window and copy it to your clipboard, then you can open an image editor such as Paint and paste it. Once you’ve done that, you can save it to your hard drive by clicking File and then Save from the dropdown menu of the image editing software you used.
Some Surface devices also feature the ability to take a full-screen screenshot of the touchscreen by pressing the Windows key and G keys together. This is a convenient feature when you’re playing a game or want to take a screenshot while you’re on the go.
There are also some third-party tools and software that will help you take a screenshot of your Windows 10 screen. Some of these tools are free, while others cost money.
PicPick is a good free tool to use for taking a screenshot of your Windows 10 screen. It offers a lot of options, such as the ability to capture scrolling screens and to include your mouse pointer.
It also lets you annotate and share your screen captures with ease. You can annotate and share your screenshots by adding text, rectangles, and arrows to them.
You can also change the size and position of your screen captures. This is particularly helpful for those who want to add a title or other annotations to their files.
Snip & Sketch is another Windows 10 tool that lets you take a screen capture, annotate it, and share it with friends. It is a more powerful option than the Snipping Tool, which was introduced in Windows Vista.
This tool is available to download for free and is also offered for $24 as a commercial product. It includes a lot of useful features, such as the ability to do scrolling screen captures of whole web pages and PDF documents in a single click, as well as an option to capture the mouse pointer.