A screenshot is a full image that has been taken directly from the screen. In this guide you will learn how to take full-screen screenshots on Windows 7 and Windows 10.
You can get screenshots on almost any platform and Windows is no different. It will have a built-in ability to work in general, basic art, so many third-party programs offer greater simplicity of exercises and features. In this article, we’ll show you a few different ways to create a screenshot in Windows 10.
Method 1: Make quick screenshots by pressing the (Printer)
- Press the Print Screen button to copy the screen to the clipboard
- Press the Windows + Print Screen buttons on the keyboard to save the screen to a file
- Use the built-in cutter tool
- Use the taskbar in Windows 10
The Keyboard Print Key button can capture a screen shot and save it as a file, take a screenshot without saving a file or screenshot of just one window (rather than the full screen). The Print screen button can be labeled “Screen Printer”, “PrntScrn”, “Print SCR” or the like. On most keyboards, buttons are usually located between F12 and SCROLL LOCK. You may need to press the “Function” or “FN” key to access the Print Screen function on your notebook’s keyboard. When you press the button, it appears that nothing happened, but the image was saved to the clipboard.
Save the snapshot as a file
Press the Windows logo key + Print screen. If you are using a tablet, click on the “Windows Logo Button + Volume Down” button. Some laptops and other devices may need to click the “Windows Keyboard Shortcuts + CTRL + Print Screen” or “Windows Logo + FN + Printer” button. For more information, refer to the Notebook Guide.
The screen turns off for a while and you will see that the screen shot appears in a folder called “screenshots” inside the default “Pictures” folder. The screen shot is automatically marked with a number.
The screen will only be displayed if the “Minimize and Maximize Window Animation” option is enabled in Visual Effects Settings (System> Advanced System Settings> Advanced tab> Performance Button Parameters).
Get a screenshot without saving
Press the “Print Screen” button. The screenshot of the monitor is now copied to the clipboard. Open your favorite image editor, text editor, or other program you want to use. Choose Edit> Paste to embed a screenshot where you like it. The image size is the same as the desktop resolution. Note: Some laptops and other devices may need to press the “Alt + Fn + Print” keys. For more information, refer to the Popup Calls for Tech Support.
Get a screenshot with just one window
Click the header of the window you want to capture. Press the “Alt + Print Screen” key. The screenshot of the current active window will be copied to the clipboard as well as the last section. Put it in your favorite image editor or document editor. Note: Some laptops and other devices may need to press the “Alt + Fn + Print” keys. For more information, refer to the Notebook Guide.
Get the screen, part of the screen
Press the “Windows + SHIFT + S” key. The screen is grayed out and the mouse pointer changes. Tap and drag on the screen to select the part of the screen you want to capture. The copy of the selected area of the screen is copied to the clipboard. You can paste into any application by selecting Edit> Paste or press CTRL + V as well as entering a full-screen shortcut that was obtained with the PRINT SCREEN key.
Option 2: Make more flexible screenshots with a few minutes
The Crop Tool has been part of Windows for a long time. This tool was first included in Windows Vista and never received any new features, plus several bug fixes. The clipping tool can take open window screenshots, rectangular space, free-form or full-screen areas. Slices can be labeled with different color pens or highlighter, saved as an image or MHTML file, or sent by email to a friend.
The Crop Tool in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 has one limit: you can not make screenshots that include mouse movements. If you want to capture something about mouse movement, such as pop-up menus and button descriptions, you’ll need to use the Print Screen method.
In Windows 10, the cropping tool has a new “delay” that lets you capture screenshots of context menus and descriptions. Open the “Cutting Tool” app and click the Delay button. In the drop-down list, click the number of seconds you want to wait and buy the image.