How to Screenshot on Windows

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Welcome to our tutorial on how to take screenshots on your PC using Windows 10. My name is Kevin and I work at Microsoft. Today, we will be showing you two different methods to take screenshots on your Windows 10 PC. One method uses an app that comes with Windows 10, the Snipping Tool, and the second technique is using your keyboard.

II. Method 1: Using the Snipping Tool App

The Snipping Tool is a built-in app that comes with Windows 10, and it’s the easiest way to take screenshots on your PC. To access the Snipping Tool, you can either type “Snipping Tool” in the search bar, or you can go to the Start menu, scroll to the very bottom, and find the app in the Windows accessories section. Once you have the Snipping Tool open, you can choose from different modes such as full screen capture, window snip, rectangular snip, and freeform snip.

The full screen capture mode will take a screenshot of your entire desktop, while the window snip mode will allow you to select a specific window to capture. The rectangular snip mode will allow you to select a specific area of the screen to capture, and the freeform snip mode will allow you to draw a freeform shape around the area you want to capture. Once you have taken your screenshot, you can save it as a PNG, GIF, or JPEG file, and even make annotations and edits before saving it.

III. Method 2: Using the Keyboard

Another way to take screenshots on your Windows 10 PC is by using keyboard shortcuts. The most commonly used keyboard shortcuts for taking screenshots are the Print Screen (PrtScn) key, Windows key + Print Screen (PrtScn) key, and Alt + Print Screen (PrtScn) key. The Print Screen key will capture the entire screen, while the Windows key + Print Screen key will capture the entire screen and save it automatically to the Screenshots folder. The Alt + Print Screen key will capture the active window. Once you have taken your screenshot, you can paste it into an image editing software and save it as a different file type.

IV. Additional Tips

Setting a delay for screenshots

Another feature of the Snipping Tool app is the ability to set a delay for taking screenshots. This is useful if you want to capture something that is moving on your screen, such as a pop-up notification or a cursor movement. To set a delay, you can go to the Delay drop-down menu in the Snipping Tool app and choose the number of seconds you want to delay the screenshot by. This way, you can take a screenshot of something that is happening on your screen without having to press the buttons at the exact same time.

Annotating screenshots

Once you have taken a screenshot, you can use the Snipping Tool app to annotate it with different tools such as a pen, highlighter, and eraser. This is useful if you want to highlight specific parts of the screenshot or add notes to it. You can also change the color and thickness of the pen and highlighter tools to suit your needs.

V. Conclusion

In this tutorial, we have shown you two different methods to take screenshots on your Windows 10 PC, using the Snipping Tool app and keyboard shortcuts. We have also discussed additional features such as setting a delay for screenshots and annotating them. We hope this tutorial has been helpful in showing you how to take screenshots on your Windows 10 PC. If you have any other questions or need further support, please visit the Microsoft website or contact their customer support.

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