How to take screen Shot in Windows for free

A screenshot, screen capture (or screen-cap), screen dump, screengrab is an image taken by the computer user to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or another visual output device. Usually, this is a digital image using the operating system or software running on the computer, but it can also be a capture made by a camera or a device intercepting the video output of the display. You don’t need to download and use any hectic application to take a screen shot in Windows. Below are ways to take a screen shot with Windows Built-in tools.

  1. Using ‘Print Screen’ key on the Keyboard is the most common way to take a screen shot. This will capture an image of your entire screen and copy it to the clipboard. The dimensions of the image will be the same as your desktop resolution.

Ways to take Screen Shot in Windows-1

–          The ⎙ PrtScr button may be labeled “PrtScn”, “Prnt Scrn”, “Print Scr”, or something similar. On most keyboards, the button is usually found between F12 and Scroll ⇩. On laptop keyboards, you may have to press the Fn or “Function” key to access “Print Screen”.

–          You will not receive any confirmation that the screenshot has been taken.

–          Paste the screenshot. Once you’ve made the screenshot, you will need to paste it to a program in order to see it. The most common way to paste it is into a Paint file. This will allow you to save it as an image file that can be transferred to others.

Ways to take Screen Shot in Windows-3

•Open Paint from the Accessories section in your Start menu. With a new blank canvas open, press ^ Ctrl+V to paste the image onto the canvas. You can also open the Edit menu and select Paste, or right-click on the canvas and select Paste.

Ways to take Screen Shot in Windows-2

–          Save a full-screen screenshot directly to a file in Windows 8. When you press ⌘ Win+⎙ PrtScr, you will save a full-screen screenshot directly to a file without having to paste it into another program first. The file is saved to the Screenshots folder in your Pictures folder. If the Screenshots folder does not exist, Windows will create one.

–          Screenshots are automatically labeled “Screenshot”, and a number will appear in parentheses for each consecutive screenshot. Screenshot will be saved in Pictures à Screenshots.

  1. Active Window Screen Shot: Windows also has the ability to take screen shot of your Active Window.

–          Press Alt+PrtScn.

Ways to take Screen Shot in Windows-4

–          Open Paint by clicking the Start button ,clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Paint.

–          In Paint, on the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click Paste.

–          If you want to resize the image, on the Home tab, in the Image group, click Resize, and enter a new percentage or pixel size.

–          Click the Paint button , and then click Save.

 

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

You can capture any of the following types of snips:

–          Free-form Snip. Draw a free-form shape around an object.

–          Rectangular Snip. Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.

–          Window Snip. Select a window, such as a browser window or dialog box, that you want to capture.

–          Full-screen Snip. Capture the entire screen.

After you capture a snip, it’s automatically copied to the Clipboard and the mark-up window. From the mark-up window, you can annotate, save, or share the snip. The following procedures explain how to use Snipping Tool.

 

To capture a snip

  1. Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Snipping Tool, and then, in the list of results, click Snipping Tool.

Ways to take Screen Shot in Windows-9

  1. Click the arrow next to the New button, select Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip, or Full-screen Snip from the list, and then select the area of your screen that you want to capture.

To capture a snip of a menu

  1. After you open Snipping Tool, press Esc, and then open the menu that you want to capture.

 

  1. Press Ctrl+PrtScn.

 

  1. Click the arrow next to the New button, select Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip, or Full-screen Snip from the list, and then select the area of your screen that you want to capture.

 

Ways to take Screen Shot in Windows-5 Ways to take Screen Shot in Windows-6 Ways to take Screen Shot in Windows-7 Ways to take Screen Shot in Windows-8

 

To annotate a snip

–          After you capture a snip, you can write and draw on or around the snip in the mark-up window.

Ways to take Screen Shot in Windows-10 Ways to take Screen Shot in Windows-11

To save a snip

–          In the Save As dialog box, enter a name for the snip, choose a location where to save the snip, and then click Save.

Ways to take Screen Shot in Windows-12

To share a snip

–          After you capture a snip, click the arrow on the Send Snip button, and then select an option from the list.

Ways to take Screen Shot in Windows-13

Leave a Reply