Screenshot in Windows


How to create a screenshot in Windows 10


Using Windows Snip and Sketch

You can use the hotkey Windows Key + Shift + S to quickly take a screenshot


  1. Go to the Start Button 

  2. Type Snip & Sketch


  3. A window will pop up and you can click on "New" or the drop down to have the snip be on a timer. 
  4. Once you start the snip it will pause the screen and come up with cross hairs to drag and select a part of the screen. Once you click and drag your desired section, it will open a new window where you can make changes to the screen capture.
    1. Other options include:
      1. Highlight, draw with a pen, or erase parts of the screen capture
      2. Email the picture 

Taking a Screenshot of the Entire Screen

  1. Have the screen of which you would like an image, up on your computer screen.

  2. On your keyboard, press the Print Screen key.

  3. Note: This key can usually be found to the right of the standard typing area or above the F-keys.

  4. Release the key combination and navigate to the program in which you would like to paste your image into.

  5. Press Ctrl + V to paste the image or click Edit and select Paste. Your screen shot will be pasted as an image.

Taking a Screenshot of a Single Window

  1. Have the window of which you would like an image on your screen.

  2. On your keyboard, press Alt + Print Screen keys.
  3. Note: This key can usually be found to the right of the standard typing area or above the F-keys.
  4. Release the keys and navigate to the program in which you would like to paste your image into.
  5. Press Ctrl + V to paste the image or click Edit and select Paste. Your screen shot will be pasted as an image