Take screenshots in Windows 10
Take screenshots in Windows 10 in 3 easy ways
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There are times you require capturing a screenshot on your PC (you want to save your important details in a PC, want to keep a webpage page as a proof, or you want to use the screenshot for your own use i.e in your blog or website). This means you’ll always need an efficient way to quickly take screenshots in Windows 10.

From a long time, we’ve been using the default Print Screen key to capture screenshots. However, it also requires you to paste screenshots into Paint and save them manually. Doing so every time if you’ve to save hundreds of screenshots is quite a tedious task. That’s why we have come up with this helpful tutorial where we’ll discuss better methods to take screenshots in Windows 10 with ease. Let’s get started:

How to take screenshots in Windows 10

There are three ways you can take faster screenshots in Windows 10:

Method 1. Using modifier keys

To take screenshots in Windows 10, you can use the Windows key + Print Screen combination. It’ll save your screenshot as an image quite easily. You don’t need to paste the capture into paint and save it manually.

These captures will be saved in This PC > Pictures > Screenshots by default.

However, there is an issue with the above mentioned combination. It captures the entire display (even including the secondary display if any). In such case you can use the Alt + Print Screen combination. It only captures the currently active. However, you’ll still have to paste the capture into paint and save it manually.

Method 2: OneDrive or Dropbox

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You can also capture screenshots using cloud storage applications like Dropbox or Microsoft’s OneDrive (the utility comes pre-installed on Windows 10). This way, you can effectively capture the screenshots and save them on cloud.

To capture screenshots using OneDrive or Dropbox, you can use the combination Alt + Print Screen.

However, before this you’ll require to enable the screenshot capture on both the apps.

To enable Screenshot capture on OneDrive:

  • Click the Show hidden icons button in the Notification Area in the Taskbar
  • Right click the OneDrive icon
  • Click Settings
  • Open the Auto Save tab and tick the Automatically save screenshots| capture to OneDrive checkbox

To enable the Feature on Dropbox:

  • Click the Show hidden icons button in the Notification Area in the Taskbar
  • Right click the Dropbox icon
  • Click the settings drop-down appearing in the upper right corner of the window
  • Click Preferences and open the Import tab
  • Check the box beside Share screenshots using Dropbox

Method 3. Using the Snipping tool

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Very few users know that Windows comes with built-in screenshot capture software pre-installed on their PC. Dubbed as the Snipping tool, the utility let’s you capture precise screenshots of the specific parts of your screen and save them on your PC.

To use the program:

  • Click Start button and search snipping tool
  • Click on the app to open it

Now, if you want to capture an open Window,

  • Click the drop-down menu beside New
  • Select Window Snip
  • Click the Window you want to capture

You can also capture a specific portion of the screen. For this, you just need to:

  • Click the drop-down beside New
  • Select Free-form Snip or Rectangular Snip
  • Now, Click once and hold to start the capture and drag until you’ve selected the entire area you want to capture

Apart from this, you can also opt for third-party screenshot capture applications. There are plenty of them available in the market.

So, you’ve successfully come across all the methods to take screenshots in Windows 10 in minutes. Now it’s time for some practical. So grab a PC running Windows 10, apply above-mentioned methods and take screenshots on your Windows 10 PC. Enjoy!

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Take screenshots in Windows 10 in 3 easy ways
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Take screenshots in Windows 10 in 3 easy ways
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Here in this tutorial, we'll guide you on how to take screenshots in Windows 10. This will save a lot of time while capturing and saving screenshots.
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