How do I take a screenshot in Windows?


Taking a screen shot in Windows can be done a few different ways. 

  • To take a screen shot and save it as a file. ​
    • Press the Windows button, and the PrtScn button on your keyboard. 
    • The Screen shot will appear in your screenshots folder, which is located in your pictures folder.

  • To take a screen shot and have it copied so you can past it wherever. 
    • Press PrtScn

  • To take a screen shot of only one window
    • Press Alt + PrtScn
    • The image will be copied and you can paste it wherever you would like. 


You can also use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip any object on your screen, and then annotate, save or share the image. 

  1. To open Snipping Tool, select the Start  button, type Snipping tool, and then select it in the search results.
  2. To choose the type of snip you want, select Mode and then choose Free-form, Rectangular, Window, or Full-screen Snip. When making free-form or rectangular snips, use your mouse to select the area that you want to capture. 
  3. To take a new screenshot using the same mode you used last, select New
  4. Use the Save and Copy buttons at the top of snip to save or copy it toy the clipboard. 


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