How to take a screenshot on any Windows 10 computer

Need to take a screenshot of something on your Windows 10 computer?

Whether you want to take a screenshot of your entire screen or just a small section of it, Windows 10 offers several different ways, including one new method.

Different methods to take a screenshot on Windows 10

Pressing PrtScn. This copies the entire screen to your clipboard and then can be pasted into any program.

Pressing the Windows key + PrtScn.  This saves your entire screen as an image to your “Pictures/Screenshots” folder.

Pressing the Windows key + Shift + S. This is the newest method that was released with the Windows 10 Creators Update.

See below video.

How to take a screenshot on Windows 10 with Snipping Tool

Start the Snipping Tool from the Start menu. Type “Snipping Tool.

See below video.

Snip & Sketch Installable Microsoft App

Also available is a Microsoft installable app Snip & Sketch (aka Screen Sketch) that features the ability to quickly annotate screenshots, photos and other images with your pen, touch, or mouse and save, paste or share with other apps.

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