3 Ways to take Screenshot on Laptops and PCs


There are times when we need screenshots of our own laptop or PC screen to demonstrate a step in the tutorial article or just take a screenshot of a website.

For me, taking screenshots is important. Why? To clarify the tutorial that I shared on this blog, I need screenshots at each step so that my blog readers understand well what I explained.

Actually, there are several ways to screenshot on a laptop or PC that you can use, one of them is by using the PrtScr or PrintScreen keyboard keys, then pasting it into the Paint program. This method is the most commonly used method, but unfortunately, it can only take screenshots of a full screen, we cannot adjust the screen size we want.

3 Ways to Screenshot on Laptops and PCs

3 Ways to take Screenshot on Laptops and PCs
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As I said earlier that there are several ways that can be used to take screenshots on your laptop or PC. In this article, I only explain the way that I think is easy and not complicated. All right, see the following 3 screenshots on the laptop or PC:

1. Using the PrtSc button

Using the PrtSc or Print Screen buttons to take screenshots on the screen is very easy, the following way:

1. Suppose here I want a screenshot of some website. Please press the PrtSc or Print Screen button which is usually located in the upper right corner of the keyboard.

Using the PrtSc button

2. Then open the Paint program by typing “paint” in the Start Menu. The program looks more or less like this:

Using the PrtSc button

3. After that just right click,> Paste or press Ctrl + V.

Using the PrtSc button
Lack of this method, we cannot determine which areas we want to screenshot. So this method I feel is not perfect for the need to take screenshots.

2. Using the Alt + PrtSc button

This method is used for screenshots of only active program windows or applications, not full screens. The method is as follows:

1. Determine which program window you want to screenshot. In this example, I just want a screenshot of the Excel program screen. So first point the cursor in the Excel window, then press the Alt + Prtc button.

2. Similar to the first way, open the program Paint and then paste it in a way right click > Paste or press Ctrl + V. The result will be like this:

Using the Alt + PrtSc button

The lack of this method is almost the same as the first way, we are still not completely free to determine which areas we want to screenshot, we are only limited to taking screenshots on the active program window.

3. Using Snipping Tool (Recommended)

This snipping tool is a default Windows program whose function is used to do screenshots of screens. Here’s how to screenshot using Snipping Tool:

1. Open the Snipping Tool program by typing  “snipping tool” in the Start Menu. Or you can also open it by pressing Ctrl + R, then type snipping tool then press Enter.

2. To do a screenshot, just click New then screenshot the area you want.

3 Ways to take Screenshot on Laptops and PCs

There are several options in Snipping Tool that you can use for screen screenshot purposes, some of which are:

Using Snipping Tool (Recommended)

  • Free-form Snip: Used for free (irregular) selection.
  • Rectangular Snip (default): Used to select a laptop or PC screen in a square.
  • Snip window: The use is the same as Alt + Prtc, which is to select only active program windows, not full screen.
  • Full-screen Snip: Used for one full-screen screenshot. Same as in the first method.

Using the Snipping Tool program to take screenshots I think is more than enough. Snipping This tool is a default Windows program, so you don’t need to download it from the internet.

Read here: How to Screenshot on Asus Windows 10 Laptop With Easy

Are there other programs besides Windows default? Yup, of course, a lot, one of them is Picpick (a program that I often use), its function is the same as Snipping Tool, but this program can also be used for light editing purposes, slightly superior to Snipping Tool. Well, so many articles about 3 ways to screenshot on a laptop or PC. Maybe useful! Author by Muhammad Zakaria


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