How to Take a Screenshot in 5 Different Ways

There are several ways to take a screenshot using the keyboard, applications, and online. The best methods are suggested below. Or, watch the video tutorial below this post.

1. How to Take a Screenshot Using Window Key

Open the file or window that you want to take a snapshot of.

To create a screenshot as a part of the screen (a portion of the screen), press Window+ Shift+S at a time, and then automatically the screen will be selected.

Now, press and hold down the left mouse button and drag over the screen that you want to take a portion of a screen.

Then immediately an image popup will open at the bottom right corner of the screen

Click the popup to open the picture and save it.

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How to take a screenshot on windows 10 using a shortcut

2. How to Print Screen an Entire Window Using Keyboard

To take a snapshot of an entire screen, simply press the “Prt Sc” or “Print Screen” keys, 

Then open one of the applications such as Paint, MS Word, etc.

Now, click on Paste in the Clipboard group.

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How to take a screenshot using a print screen

3. Screenshot Using MS Office Applications

Follow the steps below to take a screenshot using MS-Office Applications :

Open one of the MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (2019 and 2016 versions only).

Then go to the Insert tab

Then click on the “Screenshot” to expand the drop-down options

To take a screenshot of an entire screen, simply click on the picture icon under “Available windows”, then automatically snapshot picture inserts into the document.

Or otherwise, click on the “Screen clipping” to select an entire screen behind the Word, Excel, or PowerPoint application.

Now, to take a part of the screen wherever you want, keep holding down the left mouse button and drag over the part you want.

Then automatically an image will insert into the document.

Screenshot using MS Office Applications
how to take screenshots using MS-Office Applications

4. Take Online Screenshot

Follow the steps below to take an online screenshot:

Go to the screenshot.net

Then click on “Take a Screenshot” or click on “Download Desktop Version

After downloading the software, install it.

Make sure on screenshot.net and click on “Take a Screenshot

Then immediately a dialogue box of the software will open

Now, open the window/screen that you want to take as a screenshot, and then press Ctrl+D.

After pressing the Ctrl+D, the entire screen will be selected.

Now, to take a portion of the screen wherever you want, keep holding down the left mouse button and drag over the part you want.

There are some options available to apply direction, circle and number to the snapshot.

Take a free online screenshot
Take a free online screenshot

5. Print Screen Software for both Win and Mac

Download Lightshot — screenshot tool for Mac & Win: A light shot snapshot is an application software for both Windows and Mac.

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Screenshot light shot

What is the Windows Shortcut key to make a Screenshot?

Press Window+ Shift+S, or PrintScreen key on the Keyboard, then paste anywhere you want.

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