How to Take Screenshots on Windows 10

Capture, save, and locate

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A monitor displays the load screen logo of windows 10.
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With a simple keyboard shortcut you can take a screenshot of your Windows 10 screen.

But a keyboard combination is not the only way to take screenshots of your screen.

Here are two simple ways to take a screenshot from your Windows 10 PC.

Take screenshots on Windows 10

Method 1: Keyboard shortcut

To take a screenshot, press and hold the windows + print key. The screen will go dim for a few seconds and the image will be captured.

Locate the screenshot from the default Screenshots folder.

The path to the folder is:

  1. “C:\Users\username\OneDrive\Pictures\Screenshots’’
  2. “C:\Users\username\Pictures\Screenshots”
The pictures window shows the screenshots folder and two others.
Screenshot by the author.

Method 2: Snipping tool

The snipping tool is a built-in windows 10 app used for taking screenshots.

To snip is to cut. The snipping tool allows for screenshots via cutting.

Step 1.

Locate the snipping tool by typing “snipping tool” into the search bar on the taskbar.

A simple search notification for windows snipping tool.
Screenshot by the author.

Step 2.

Click new from the toolbar to snip.

Mode and Delay can be used to change the shape of the snip and set timer.

The windows snipping tool is launched.
Screenshot by the author.
Windows snipping tool is active for screen capture.
Screenshot by the author.

Step 3.

Hold the left mouse button and drag the cursor around the area to capture.



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