If you want to take a screenshot in Windows 10, the right key combination or a tool will help you. In this practical tip, we will show you all the variants.
Create a screenshot with Windows 10 – this is how it works
You can create a screenshot in Windows 10 very easily and quickly.
- Press the [Windows] and [Print] keys on your keyboard.
- You will now find a folder called \"Screenshots\" in your Pictures folder. Here is the screenshot you just made.
- Alternatively, you can just press the [Print] key. Now use the freehand tool to define the area you want to capture. Then you decide what to do with the screenshot. You can choose between \"Save immediately\", \"Save as\" and \"Copy to clipboard\".
- Once you havecopied the screenshotto the clipboard, you can open an image program such as Paint and paste it by pressing [STR] + [V ].
Create Windows 10 screenshot and save it automatically
To take a screenshot in Windows 10, press the Windows key and the Print key at the same time. The operating system creates a PNG file that is automatically placed in the Screenshots folder.
Windows 10: Create screenshot with Snipping Tool or “Cut and sketch“.
Alternatively, you can take a screenshot in Windows 10 using the pre-installed programs Snipping Tool or Cut and Sketch. Both programs can be found by first pressing the Windows key and then typing the program name.
- Snipping Tool: Once you have started the program, you can create a screenshot using the simple menu navigation.
- Cut and Sketch works similarly, but has a handy key combination: With [Windows key] + [Shift] + [S ] you can directly mark the area you want to save as an image.
Quick guide: How to create a screenshot Windows 10:
Either copy the screenshot to the clipboard with the key combination CTRL + PRINT or save a screenshot directly as a jpg with WINDOWS + PRINT.
Snipping Tool Plus: Create a screenshot without a key combination.
If you do not want to create screenshots with key combinations, there are other possibilities.
- The well-known "Snipping Tool Plus" also works under Windows 10.
- Download the free tool and unzip the file.
- Then click on the EXE file contained therein.
- In the tool itself, you then choose whether you want to create a full-screen screenshot, a free section or a right section.
- Afterwards, you can save the screenshot to your hard drive via the Save icon.
Use browser add-ons: Edit screenshots without Paint
If you want to photograph an entire page and not just the area on your screen that is currently displayed, an add-on for your browser is a good alternative.
- Depending on which browser you use, there are the following add-ons:
- For Google Chrome: Awesome Screenshot, FireShot.
- For Mozilla Firefox: Aweseome Screenshot Plus, FireShot
- Installing the add-ons is easy: depending on which browser you use, all you have to do is press the "Add" button.
- After that, you will find the corresponding tool in the top right corner of your bar. Click on the add-on and choose which area you want to photograph.
- These tools have the advantage that they take a picture of your screen, on which contents like your search bar and your open tabs are not visible.
- A new tab will open where you can edit your screenshot. Alternatively, you can also resort to any other image editor once you have saved your screenshot to your device.
- These extensions can also be easily removed and uninstalled. You can see how this works in the following video.
Microsoft Snip: New tool for screenshots
Microsoft itself also offers its own screenshot tool for Windows.
- Download "Microsoft Snip" and install it.
- In the program interface, select "Capture". Now you can click on any window with the crosshairs or take a screenshot by holding down the mouse button.
- The image automatically ends up in the clipboard and can also be saved to disk or shared online.