How to screenshot on pc

 

How to screenshot on pc

How to screenshot on pc

Taking screenshots on a PC can be done using various methods, depending on your operating system. Here are the common ways to take screenshots on Windows and macOS:


Windows:

1. Print Screen (PrtScn) Key:

  • Capture Full Screen:
    • Press the PrtScn key. The screenshot is copied to the clipboard.
  • Capture Active Window:
    • Press Alt + PrtScn to capture only the active window.

2. Snipping Tool (Windows 7) or Snip & Sketch (Windows 10):

  • Snipping Tool:
    • Search for "Snipping Tool" in the Start menu, open the tool, and use it to capture a selected area of the screen.

  • Snip & Sketch:
    • Press Windows key + Shift + S to open Snip & Sketch and select the area you want to capture.

3. Print Screen + Windows + Shift (Windows 10):

  • Press Windows key + Shift + S to open a snipping tool, allowing you to capture a selected area.

4. Windows + Print Screen (Windows 8 and 10):

  • Captures the entire screen and saves it as an image file. You can find the screenshot in the "Screenshots" folder in the "Pictures" library.

macOS:

1. Command (⌘) + Shift + 3:

  • Captures the entire screen and saves it as an image file on the desktop.

2. Command (⌘) + Shift + 4:

  • Turns the cursor into a crosshair. Drag to select an area to capture. The screenshot is saved as an image file on the desktop.

3. Command (⌘) + Shift + 4, then Spacebar:

  • Captures a specific window. Click the window you want to capture. The screenshot is saved on the desktop.

4. Command (⌘) + Control + Shift + 3 or 4:

  • Copies the screenshot to the clipboard instead of saving it as a file.

After taking a screenshot, you can usually find the image file on your desktop (macOS) or in the "Screenshots" folder (Windows 10). The specific keys and methods might slightly vary depending on your system version.

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