Taking screenshots is an operation that not everyone knows about. This is how we explain how to do it on your PC in a few steps.
Simple steps to take a screenshot on your PC
Most modern computers with a Windows 10 operating system, these instructions are based on the functionality of the latter. Next, we show you that a screenshot is very simple as you will see through these steps:
You will first locate in the upper right part of your keyboard the “Prt scr” or “Prt. screen” and then press it. Using this keyboard shortcut, the screenshot will be copied to your computer. Once that’s done, you can paste the image directly into the program you’re using, be it Paint, Word, or another. You can resize the screenshot or save it in any format you like.
If you only want to record the screen automatically, you will need to use a combination of keys. To do this, all you have to do is simultaneously press the Windows key represented by the logo and the Print Screen or Print key. scr if you have an English keyboard. You will notice that your screen has briefly gone dark. This indicates that the screenshot was taken and saved successfully. You’ll find it in the Pictures folder and then Screenshots.
Another method to take a screenshot on your PC
There are other techniques for taking a screenshot and they can also be just as practical depending on the situation:
– Windows snipping tool method
This technique has the merit of being an interesting alternative and it is even more so if you want to customize the capture you take. The tool in question is installed by default in Windows and to use it you must first click on the start menu or press the Windows key and then type the word “screenshot tool” in the search bar. You will see the “Screenshot” program appear. Touch it and you will see what you have 4 available screenshot modes in the “Mode” tab: Full Screen Capture which allows you to capture the entire screen, Rectangular Capture which allows you to target a section of the screen, Window Capture which will only capture a program window displayed on the screen, and Shape Capture. free that allows you to manually adjust the part of the screen to capture.
Choose the screenshot mode suits you, then click “New” before choosing the part of the screen you want to capture. The software then displays the screenshot you’ve taken, leaving you the option to modify it as you see fit. To do this, you have at your disposal several editing options such as the pencil, the eraser or the marker to enter annotations or mark details. It is also this built-in Windows tool that can be used for Powerpoint slides in the context of a presentation in a company, at a seminar or at school.
All you have to do is save the image which you can use in a Word document, Photoshop, Illustrator or just as an attachment!