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How to take a screenshot on a Windows 10 machine

How to take a screenshot on a Windows 10 machine

Gadgets Now / Published: Jul 2, 2021, 06:22PM IST
How to take a screenshot on a Windows 10 machine
Taking screenshots on Windows PCs has never been as easy as doing it on Mac, iOS or Android. Addressing this issue, Microsoft has recently replaced its decade-old Snipping tool with a new Snip & Sketch tool that gives users better control over screenshots.

The Snip & Sketch tool is now available with Windows 10 and can be used to capture screenshots of the selected windows or the entire screen. Users can even draw and capture a particular area. Although it still misses out on Mac-like resolution based or aspect ratio based screenshot features, it does offer sketching options, in case anyone wants to highlight anything important.

Now, there are several ways to take screenshots on Windows 10 PC and here we are with 6-ways you can do that on Windows.


Using good old Snipping tools

Although the snipping tool has been replaced by the Snip & Sketch app, it still comes pre-installed with almost every Windows 10 copy. Snipping tool is still a very feature-rich tool as it offers options to select areas manually, option to take delayed screenshots and more.


Using Snip & Sketch

Open the app and click on the New button. Select the screen area you want to capture to take the screenshot.


Using the PrintScreen keyboard button or PrtSc button

This is the oldest trick in the book. Press the button, it will automatically capture and save the entire screen to clipboard and you’ll have to paste it manually in paint or any other image processing software.


Using Win + PrtSc button

Win key extends the functionality of the PrtSc button by saving the screenshot right into the screenshots folder under the Pictures section in C drive.


Using Xbox Game Bar

The Xbox Game Bar also comes with a built-in screenshot option. Open Game Bar and tap on the camera icon to take the screenshot of the entire screen. This comes really handy while playing games.


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