How to Screenshot on Windows – Take Screenshots in Windows 10

How to Screenshot on Windows – October 2018 Windows update introduced a modern way to take screenshots last year. Snipping Tool is out; Snipping & Drawing is in. (The snipping approach still floats around, but Microsoft claims it’s phasing out.) Here’s how the snip & sketch system functions — plus other ways to take screenshots from Windows.

How to Screenshot on Windows – Take Screenshots in Windows 10

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Snip & Sketch

The Snip & Sketch software becomes easy to use and encourages the exchange of photos, but loses a significant element that holds me on Team Snipping Machine. To activate a screenshot, press the New button in the upper left corner of the Snip & Sketch browser.

The Snip & Sketch window will vanish, and at the top of your screen, you can see a tiny display that helps you to pick the kind of screenshot you want to take — rectangular, free-form, or full-screen. Interestingly it does not have a way to grab a snapshot of the frame, which is my go-to for the Snipping Device.

After taking a screenshot it gets loaded up to Snip & Sketch, where you can annotate it with the pencil, pen, and other devices at the top of the window. You always copy the screenshot to your clipboard and it includes any remarks you make.

Snipping Tool

The snipping tool became common after Windows Vista. Click on the New tab to launch the screenshot process.

The Snipping App does not immediately save your snapshots — you will need to manually save them in the application before you leave — and simply transfer your captures to the clipboard.

Print Screen

To catch the whole computer, tap the Print Computer key (sometimes named PrtScn) You won’t save the screenshot as a file but transfer it to the clipboard. You would have to open software for picture editing (like Microsoft Paint), paste the screenshot into the editor, and save the file from there.

You may also set the PrtSc button to open the Snip & Sketch tool by heading to Settings > Access Facility > Keyboard and deciding to open the Print Screen Shortcut software using the PrtSc button.

Windows key + Print Screen

To capture the whole screen and save the snapshot instantly, click the Windows key + Print Screen key. Your computer will dim for a moment to display that you have just taken a screenshot and that the screenshot will be transferred to the Pictures > Screenshots folder.

Windows key + Shift-S

You may also use the Windows key + shift-S (or the Action Centre’s latest Screen snip button) keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot using Snip & Sketch. Your screen will dim and you can see the tiny Snip & Sketch option at the top of your screen that helps you to pick the sort of screenshot you want to catch.

Alt + Print Screen

To get a brief snapshot of the current window, use the keyboard shortcut Alt + PrtScn. This should pop the current window and transfer the screenshot to the clipboard.

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You would need to open the shot in an image editor to save it.

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