Take a Windows 10 screenshot

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take screenshot windows 10

Last updated: November 13, 2022

A screenshot is an image of what is displayed on the screen at any given time. Taking a screenshot is one of the most essential features on any platform, and Windows is no different.

If you have to take a screenshot something on your computer screen, Windows 10 offers a variety of ways to do this.

But here I will introduce you the easiest and fastest method to take a screenshot in Windows 10.

Taking screenshots is pretty straightforward on pretty much any platform. On macOS, for example, you can press cmd + shift + 3 to take a screenshot of the entire screen, and cmd + shift + 4 lets you select part of the screen for screenshots.

This tutorial will help you accomplish the same on Windows.

How to take a Windows 10 screenshot?

To capture your entire screen, press the key. Print screen (sometimes titled PrtScn ).

To capture only the active window: simultaneously press the keys Alt + Impr. screen.

Your screenshot will not be saved as a file, but it will be copied to the clipboard.

Then you will need to open an image editing tool (such as Microsoft Paint). To do this, type in the search bar at the bottom the word "Paint".

Now paste the screenshot into the editor (key combination: Ctrl + V). Your capture is then displayed in the software. If needed, you can resize or crop the image.

Finally save the file by clicking on File then save or by pressing the keys Ctrl + S.

Congratulation ! You now know how to take a screenshot in Windows 10.