Take Screenshot on Windows 10 Laptop or Computer Easily

Screenshot or take a picture displayed on the screen, it you can do on windows computer in various ways. You can take all the full pictures on the screen or just part of it. Both can be done easily.

How to Screenshot with Keyboard

Computer and laptop keyboards have a special key for Screenshot screen, which is called Print Screen. There are several ways that are done with the button, first you can save the screen image in PNG form, or secondly copy it (copy) to the clipboard and then paste it into the application.

As usual, the Print Screen key is located next to F12 or scroll lock at the top. Sometimes they are labeled with different names or abbreviated, such as “Prt Sc“, “PrtScn“, “PrntScrn“, or “Print Scr“. This is very common on laptop keyboards.

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Laptop Screenshot Button

It’s also important to know – on laptop keyboards, the Print Screen key is usually combined with other keys to work. Suppose you have to press the Function key or Fn + Print Screen key of the laptop.

Save Screenshot as File

How to screenshot on windows 7 or 10 and save the image file.

  • Press and hold the Windows key + tap the Print Screen key once
  • Later the image will be saved to the computer in the form of an image file.
  • Some laptops may have to use Windows + Fn + PrtScn.
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computer keyboard screenshot

Tips: If you’re using a Windows 10 tablet or a 2-in-1 convertible PC without a keyboard, press Power + Volume down for a screenshot. Or if you see the Windows logo key on the tablet screen, press Windows + Volume down.

Your screenshot mark is successfully marked by blinking or dimming the screen. Image files are saved automatically into the “Screenshots” folder, located in the Pictures section > Screenshots. The file name will be given an additional number.

Specifically, you can find the file in the following location:

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screenshot location windows 7/8/10

Copy Image Screenshot

To copy or copy your screenshot to clipboard, simply:

  • Press the Print Screen key (or Fn + Print Screen for some laptops).
  • After that you can paste it or paste it into an application, such as: Paint image editor, Microsoft word, or any application that supports images – just select Edit > Paste or press Ctrl + V to paste the image.

Screenshot the Apps Section only

To take a picture only in the application part, not the entire screen, of course you can. How:

  • Make sure you select the application window you want to Screenshot, (and open it).
  • Press Alt + Print Screen. (On a laptop, it may be necessary to press the Alt + Fn + Print Screen keys).
  • Windows will save that image to your clipboard, and you can paste that image into the app. For example: you paste it into a word or paint application.

Using Snip & Sketch for Screenshots

Windows 10 has its own Snip & Sketch tool, it will give you a choice in taking pictures. Such as taking a picture on a certain part as desired, taking a screenshot with a delay timer, or wanting to edit the image again.

Screenshot of part of Monitor screen

Snip & Sketch can screenshot the screen quickly, how to press Windows + Shift + S. Later your screen will turn slightly gray and the mouse changes to a + sign.

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You’ll also see a few buttons on the top of the table. Select the method you want, and select the part you want to shoot.

Here are the functions of the buttons (from left to right).

  • Rectangular Snip: Forms a square pattern on the screen using the mouse. You just select and draw which part you want to take a picture of. Windows will automatically save an image of the part of the area you selected earlier.
  • Freeform Snip: Create patterns freely on your screen with a mouse cursor (you can also use a stylus or finger if your laptop supports touch screens). Windows will save an image of the area of the screen you are drawing.
  • Window Snip: Your cursor will turn into a crosshair. Select the application window you want to screenshot.
  • Fullscreen Snip: Shaded to screenshot the entire screen.
  • Close Snipping: Closes the Snip & Sketch tool, if you don’t take a picture. (Instead you can also press Esc on the keyboard).

The Snip & Sketch app will save the last option you use if you open it with a keyboard shortcut.

Using Screenshot Images

After you take a picture using the keyboard shortcut Snip & Sketch, there will be a notification that the image has been saved to the clipboard (and has been copied). You can directly paste or paste into an application that supports images. (Use the Edit > Paste or or ctrl + V keys)

  • Press Windows + Shift + S.
  • Select a selection method.
  • Selection of the captured part of the image.
  • Finished the image in copy.
  • Paste the picture on your app.

If the notification disappears, open/click control action windows 10 to see the notification again, in the lower right corner.

Edit Screenshot Image

After pressing the Windows key + Shift + S, then you click the Notification that appears, later it will open the Snip & Sketch editing tool. There you can write, doodle, delete, and crop areas of the image.

To save, you can click the save icon (card) or press Ctrl + S. Later windows will ask where you want to save it.

Screenshot with Timer (Snooze)

If you need time before taking a screenshot, you can delay the function in a few seconds. To do so you need to open the Snip & Sketch tool directly or manually, and set the time.

aplikasi snip and sketch
  • Click the windows start button.
  • Search for or type “Snip”.
  • Then click on the “Snip & Sketch” application.
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  • Next to the New button, click on the bottom direction icon.
  • Pilih snip in 3 seconds atau snip in 10 seconds.
  • Now you have time before the screenshot is active.
  • Then you can edit and doodle on the capture of the image.

Tip: If you like using Snip & Sketch, you can go into the settings and set the app to make it easier to use; pressing Print Screen as a shortcut, automatically copying screenshots to the clipboard, or adding lines/borders at the edges of the image.

Screenshot Screen With Game Bar

Windows 10 has a feature called Xbox Game Bar. As the name suggests this tool’s main function is used for Games, precisely taking pictures of games while playing. But it can also be used for desktop applications. Here’s how:

  • Open the app or game you want to take a picture of.
  • Press Windows + Alt + Print Screen. On some laptop keyboards, it may be necessary to use Windows + Alt + Fn + Print Screen.
  • Later there will be a Screenshot saved notification.
  • Click the notification to open the image in the Game Bar tool.
  • Or you can also press the Windows key + G keyboard to access the game bar.
saved screenshots

Screenshots you take using the Game bar tool are saved in
C:\Users\NAME\Videos\Captures. (Images saved in video folder)

This Game bar feature can also be used to match your windows 10 screen video. Not only games, you can record videos of your desktop display or other applications. Then, the video file will be saved into the C:\Users\NAME\Videos\Captures folder in H.264 MP4 format.

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