How to take a screenshot on PC (Windows, Linux and Mac)

Taking a screenshot is one of the foremost essential features on any computer and Windows is not any different. you’ll easily take screenshots on Windows 10 via some simple shortcuts. In this article, we will learn How to take a screenshot on PC.

Taking screenshots is so simple and practically easy. You can take a screenshot of the full screen or just one window on the screen. If you need to take a screenshot in a specific position even you can do it.

How to take a screenshot on PC

A few years ago, Microsoft introduced the Snip & Sketch tool for taking screenshots in Windows 10. In this article, we will be going to take a screenshot in several ways.

Take Screenshot using Snaping Tool

The Snipping Tool has seen the first time in Windows Vista. Windows has warned for a few years that the Snipping Tool is moving away, but it’s still kicking around. The Snipping Tool has been delisted from the list of apps from the beginning menu, but it’s easily accessible via the search bar.

Click on the New button to take a screenshot. The default snip type may be a rectangular snip, but you’ll also take free-form, full-screen, and window snips.

The Snipping Tool doesn’t automatically save your screenshots — you’ll get to manually save them within the tool before you exit — and it does automatically copy your captures to the clipboard.

Snapping tool

Snapping tool

Take Screenshot using print screen

Print Screen (sometimes labeled PrtScn) key is the best way to capture your entire screen. Tap the Print Screen key. Your screenshot won’t be saved as a file, but it’ll be copied to the clipboard. you will need to open a picture editing tool (such as Microsoft Paint), paste the screenshot within the editor, and save the file from there.

You can set the PrtScn button to open the Snipping tool by getting to Settings > simple Access > Keyboard and toggling on Use the PrtScn button to open screen snipping under Print Screen Shortcut.

Print Screen Shortcut

Print Screen Shortcut

Take a Screenshot using the Game bar

You can use the Gamebar bar to snap a screenshot While Gaming but you can do it however you are not in the middle of the game.

For  Take screen shoot using Gamebar, Now Hit the Windows key + G key to call up the Game bar. Now, you’ll click the screenshot button within the Game bar or use the default keyboard shortcut Windows key + Alt + PrtScn to snap a full-screen screenshot.

To set up your own Game bar screenshot keyboard shortcut, to Settings > Gaming > Game bar. Backing up a touch, you’ll also get to enable the Game bar from this settings page by ensuring you’ve toggled on Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using the Game bar.

Gamebar

Game bar

Where does a screenshot go on a PC?

You will find your recently taken screenshot in the screenshot folder. For accessing the Screenshot folder open File Explorer and then click on THis PC. From the right sidebar click on Picture. In the Picture folder, you will find a Folder called Screenshot. Your all taken screenshots are located there.

Why are my screenshots not being saved?

If the Screenshot folder doesn’t have the write permission, Windows 10 won’t be ready to save therein folder. Here is the way to check and alter permissions.

Step 1: Right-click on the Screenshots folder then click Properties to open the Properties dialog.

Step 2: within the Security tab, click on the Edit button. confirm the system account has “Full Control.”

Bottom Line

So, guys, this is the complete tutorial on how to take a screenshot on pc. Leave a comment if you have any queries suggestions or questions.

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