How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10

Microsoft had to develop the foundations of Windows without harming them in any way. It was a feat he tried to accomplish by failing with Windows 8. Windows 10 improves some important things. Those accustomed to taking screenshots with the Snipping Tool and Print Screen commands on older versions of Windows will not notice a big difference in how these options work in Microsoft’s latest operating system. There are some really big improvements though; Taking screenshots and adding notes and doodles is easier than ever in Windows 10.

The pen input was a big focus for the last Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Accordingly, the update introduced a utility designed to allow those with pen input to markup and share screenshots with a few clicks or taps. Called Screen Sketch, this feature works just fine with mouse and keyboard. The second new utility isn’t part of the Anniversary Update, but it’s a feature Microsoft rolled out to everyone with the first version of Windows 10. Microsoft Edge allows users to take notes about the contents of their web browser and then share that note. Microsoft calls this feature Web Notes.

Here’s how to take a screenshot in Windows 10.

How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10: Snipping Tool

Go to the Start Screen and look for the Windows Accessories folder in your list of installed apps. In this folder there is access to the oldest tool for taking screenshots in Windows 10. It’s called the Snipping Tool.

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The Snipping Tool allows users to take a snapshot of what’s on their screen with just the push of a button. By clicking the arrow next to New, users can decide whether they want to take a snapshot of everything on their screen or just the contents of an app or program. Once the screenshot is taken, it can be saved in several different formats or flagged to highlight something interesting.

The Delay button inside the Snipping Tool allows you to capture things happening on your computer that you wouldn’t normally be able to do for any reason.

How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10: Print Screen

You can take a screenshot of almost anything in Windows using the Print Screen button and the Windows Key on your keyboard.

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Press PRTSCRN and the Windows key. Your screen will go black and inform you that you have successfully taken a picture of what you are trying to do. By far the easiest way to take screenshots on Windows 10.

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After capturing a screenshot with this method, you need to navigate to the Screenshots folder in your Pictures folder to view the screenshot. By default this method saves PNG files. Unfortunately, this is not something you can change. If you have OneDrive cloud storage installed on your PC, the screenshots you capture will be automatically uploaded to the service.

How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10: Microsoft Edge

Microsoft’s teams have apparently discovered that users spend a lot of time capturing screenshots and want to share something from their web browser. When creating the new Microsoft Edge browser, the company remembered to add a surprise for these folks.

Tapping or clicking the stylized pen button in Microsoft Edge will turn your Window purple and allow you to capture what Microsoft calls a Web Note. Web Notes can be saved for later use or shared with others.

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You can add notes by writing over the picture with your pen or mouse cursor. You can also leave text in Web Notes. There’s even a very, very useful crop tool that allows you to trim things that aren’t so important in your Web Note.

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Web Notes can only be saved as links. Web Notes can be shared as an image and link to apps you have installed on your PC, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft’s own OneNote app.

How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10: Screen Sketch

Users with a touchscreen laptop or tablet also have the opportunity to take screenshots with Screen Sketch on Windows 10. The app is relatively new to Windows and made its debut in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update as part of the new Ink Workspace area.

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Touch or input devices should see a pen-like button to the left of their screen. This is where Ink WorkSpace apps live. Users with mouse and keyboard only need to right click on the Taskbar and add the button to their Taskbar to show the Ink WorkSpace.

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Screen Drawing can be marked with a pen or mouse. There’s also a ruler in case you need it. Screen Sketch can only save anything it captures in PNG.

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Good view when taking screenshots in Windows 10. We hope these tools will help you effectively document anything you want.

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