How to screenshot on windows

To do screenshots in Windows there are various ways, namely can use Windows built-in Software or additional software outside of Windows. Windows built-in Software that can be used to make screenshots include Snipping Tool and Paint.

To make a screenshot in Windows using default software follow the steps below.

1. Using the Snipping Tool

In Windows 10 software, Snipping Tool is very popular to used for making screenshots, this is because we don’t need to download it, Snipping tool already exists when Windows finishes on install.

To open Snipping Tool first please type in the Windows search bar with the keyword “Snipping Tool” without quotation marks, open software, then you can make a screenshot by selecting menu “New“, after that you can select the screen/application that you want to screenshot by clicking on it. Or you can use custom area you want in screenshot by selecting menu “Mode” > “Free form-snip“.

How to screenshot on windows - step 1
How to screenshot on windows – step 1
How to screenshot on windows - step 2
How to screenshot on windows – step 2

2. Using Paint

The second way to make a screenshot in Windows could be by using Software paint, the way is to press the “Print src” button on the keyboard, if you use a laptop you might need to press the combination button “Fn + Print src“. Then you can paste on Paint software by pressing the key combination “Ctrl + V“, to open paint software you can typing “Paint” without quotation marks in your Windows Search Bar, Paint is available in all types of Windows.

How to screenshot on windows using paint
How to screenshot on windows using paint

3. Using Software outside of Windows

Another way to make screenshots in Windows is to use other Software such as FastStone Capture and LightShot.

Using Software that is devoted to make screenshots of course will ease you when working by making screenshots in Windows.

FastStone Capture Software
FastStone Capture Software

That’s all sorts of ways to make screenshots in Windows easily. This way works almost for all types of Windows, both Windows 7, 8, and also Windows 10.

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