Easy ways to take screenshot on windows10 (Shortcuts & snipping tool)

Are you facing the problem of taking screenshot on Windows 10? - If yes, then stay in this post because today, we will tell you some simple ways through which you will be able to take screenshot easily on any Windows PC.

Easy ways to take screenshot on windows10 (Shortcuts & snipping tool)

Screenshots have become an important part of our technical lives.  If you want to explain something in a better way to any person sitting far away or want to forward some information, then screenshot is the best way to explain your feelings in front of someone. Everyone knows how to take a screenshot in a smartphone, but only a few people know "how to take a screenshot on Windows 10".

If you are also thinking of taking screenshots on Windows 10, then let me tell you that Windows 10 offers a variety of methods through which you can easily take screenshot on your computer.

Whether you want to take a screenshot of the whole screen or just a small piece, you can easily customize the size according to your needs and can take a screenshot as per your requirements.

So, Let's dive in!!

How to take a screenshot on Windows10 

There are several ways to take a screenshot on Windows10 including Shortcut keys, Snipping tool and Third party screenshots apps. Let's know in detail the methods of taking screenshots on Windows10.

Shortcut keys for taking screenshots on Windows10

You will be able to take screenshot on Windows 10 by pressing the following shortcut keys;

• PrintScreen key

This is the easiest way to take a screenshot on Windows 10 PC. You just need to press the "Print Screen" button on your computer's keyboard. After this action your screenshot will be saved on clipboard which you can permanently save later by pasting it in any of your image inserting Apps like MS Paint and MS Word.

• Windows + PrintScreen key

You can also take Screenshot by pressing the "Windows + Print Screen" buttons. The biggest advantage of this Combination of Keys (Windows + PrintScn) is that your screenshot will be automatically saved in the folder of Pictures > Screenshot.

• Windows Key + Shift + S

Another good option for taking a screenshot on Windows10 by pressing "Windows + Shift + S" keys. After pressing these keys your screen will become dim and the SNIP & Sketch Tool Mini Menu will be Appeared on your computer screen. By using it you can easily customize the screenshot and you will also be able to share it on the other platform.

• Alt + Print Screen key

It is another good way to take a screenshot on windows 10 by pressing Alt + Print Screen key combination, screenshots is taken from your active Windows will be copied to clipboard and which you can permanently save later by pasting on other programs.

How to take a screenshot by using snipping tool on windows 10

By following the steps given below, you will be able to take screenshot on Windows 10 with the help of Snipping Tool

• Search snipping tool

First of all, go to your desktop and press the Windows key.  After pressing the Windows key, you will get to see the menu of all apps where you have to find the section of "Search the web or windows" and then keep searching the "Snipping Tool".

Take a screenshot by using snipping tool on windows 10

(Windows > Search the web or windows > Snipping tool)

• Open Snipping tool

Now open the Snipping Tool app. After that, you will see a pop-up of the Snipping Mini menu appear on the screen – which will look something like this;

Take a screenshot by using snipping tool on windows 10

• Apply Custom settings

After opening the snipping tool, you have to customize its setting according to your needs - Where you have to choose some options which are something like this;

Take a screenshot by using snipping tool on windows 10

• Tap on "New" and drag cursor

After customizing the settings, your snipping tool is all set to take screenshot on windows 10. All you have to do is click on "New", after that you have to drag the mouse cursor around the area that you want to capture.

Take a screenshot by using snipping tool on windows 10

• Save Screenshot

After releasing the mouse cursor, a screenshot of the selected area will be captured.

Take a screenshot by using snipping tool on windows 10

Now tap on "File icon" and save it on local disc.

Take a screenshot by using snipping tool on windows 10

Taking a screenshot by using Third party Apps on Windows 10

We have discussed about taking screenshot by using snipping tool on windows 10 and now we will discuss about taking a screenshot by using Third party Apps on Windows 10. So, let's start!

1. ScreenRec

ScreenRec is a free program which allows to you take instant screenshot on Windows 10 PC. ScreenRec is a fastest, easiest and full featured program to take screenshots on Windows PC.  The biggest advantage of taking screenshot with ScreenRec is that you can securely share your screenshot via private URL. 

2. Awesome screenshot

Awesome screenshot is all-in-one screenshot and screen recorder browser extension which allows to Capture a screenshot of your entire desktop screen or a specific application window. You can also edit your screenshot according to your needs in Awesome screenshot.

3. Greenshot

Greenshot is a simple, easy to use and an open source app with which you can easily take screenshots on Windows 10 PC. After taking screenshot with Greenshot, you can save it with PrtScn key. Greenshot have many features like inbuilt editor,  hotkey functions, annotations, etc. You can also share and upload your screenshot in Greenshot.

4. Lightshot

Lightshot is a free easy to use app with which you can take screenshots on Windows 10 PC. Lightshot is a fastest app which provides powerful editor. You can edit and share your screenshots in lightshot app. Lightshot is a good screenshot app which can be used in different platforms like Windows, mac, opera, chrome, etc. but it do not provide security.

Conclusion

Above we have discussed about how to take a screenshot on Windows 10. In this article you have learnt about different type of ways of taking screenshot on Windows 10. You can use shortcut keys for taking screenshots on Windows 10 or you can also take a screenshot by using snipping tool on windows 10. Except these, there are other third party apps through which you can easily can take a screenshot on Windows 10. I hope this information will be helpful to you all.

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