How to take a screenshot on pc using windows 7,8,10 | Print screen / Screen Capture Windows

how to screenshot on PC, computer, laptop: –  With 3 simple steps, you can screen capture windows. A screenshot is an image which you capture about whatever is present on the screen. Today I will show you how to take a screen shot in windows. Taking a screenshot on PC is not new. It has been available across many platforms and devices since a decade. But many people ask me how to take a screenshot. So I took quality time to inform you about how to take a screenshot on a PC in this post. Whether you run windows 7 or 8 or 10 there are many ways to take a screenshot.

How to take a screenshot on PC using windows 7,8,10 | Print screen / Screen Capture Windows


How to take a screenshot on a PC

How to take screenshot on Windows 10

They are two easy methods to take screenshots on Pc.One method is using with Paint and another method is using with snipping tool. There are 3 methods on how to screenshot on pc windows 10

Method-1: This method is easy to take a full-size screenshot which is same as the dimensions of your screen.

how to screenshot on pc
how to screenshot on PC

How to print screen on windows

  • Press the Print Screen (prt scr) on your keyboard which captures the entire screen. For some keyboards and laptops press (fn+ptr scr) Function+PrintScreen to capture the entire screen.
  • The print screen windows button will be labeled in multiple ways like the “PrtScn,” “PrntScrn,” “Print Scr,” or something similar like this. This print screen button generally will be found between F12 and Scroll lock.
  • Once the screenshot is captured you need to paste it somewhere like paint or word.
  • Open Paint and press Ctrl+v or click on paste button to paste your captured screen shot in the paint.You can also paste the screenshot into other programs like email or word file.
  • Click on File, save the image with file type JPG OR PNG.

How to take a screenshot on a laptop

On laptop keywords, you may need to click the “Function” or “Fn” key to access the print screen feature. When you click this function key, it appears as if nothing happened, but the screenshot has been saved to your clipboard.

How to screenshot on PC 

Method-2: Taking screenshots using inbuilt application called Snipping tool (Crop while capturing and highlight required information)

windows snipping tool
windows snipping tool
  • Click on windows start and search for snipping tool
  • Open the snipping tool which is available in all Windows versions
  • A pop-up box will appear with a cursor to select the required screen space to take screen shots.
  • It will get copied to the clipboard automatically after you select the required area with the cursor.
  • Same as print screen method paste the captured screenshot in any programs like paint or windows.
  • Click on File, save the image with file type JPG OR PNG.

Screenshot on PC

Method 3

The other option is to capture only a specific window. You can get this done by simply pressing the Alt and Print Screen keys at the same time. Once again you need to open the paint and paste this image which you just captured and save it. In most of the keyboards, you can find the print screen key on the upper right corner.It is labeled either as PrtScn or PrtSc.

How to take a screenshot on windows

Here we are showing easiest methods to screenshot on windows. They are

How to take a screenshot on windows 7

Let us see how to take windows 7 screenshot. The above mentioned 3 methods can be used to print screen windows 7 and capture the screen by windows, 7 users. The snipping tool is available on all versions of windows except the starter, basic and windows XP versions. To open the snipping tool,first of all click the start button and then select all programs, followed by accessories and finally select the snipping tool from the list mentioned. The snipping tool will let you take screenshot of any specific area o f the screen like how an OS X command with command shift and number 4 keys. Open the program and click new. Now select the area of the screen which you would like to capture and next click save.

Screen Capture Windows

This is nothing but same as windows screen capture.

How to take a screenshot on windows 8:

Seems like windows 10 users or windows 8 users have the extra advantage over windows 7 users because they have the ability to take screenshots that will be automatically saved in a special folder. Pressing simultaneously the windows and the print screen key will capture the whole screen. The captured image will be saved automatically to a screenshot windows 8 folder inside the pictures library. The print screen method, snipping tool method can be utilized in both windows 8 and 10. You can search for snipping tool in the search field next to the start button in windows 10 and you can also search for the snipping tool on the start screen in windows 8.

Windows 10 Screenshot / Screen capture / Print screen 


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