October 17, 2015

How To Capture and Screensnap in Windows PC and Android Phone - quick guides

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There are couple of reasons you might need to capture your computer's screen or application windows. One of the most common is to copy your screen content as an image file that can be inserted into a document and shared with other users. Microsoft Windows has various in-built features or programs for taking and saving screenshots for different reasons you might need.

The screenshots can be taken in various ways. This job can be performed using Keyboard shortcuts, windows in-built programs or with the help of third party program or software. So, i have posted this article which covers best 3 fantastic method to take and save screenshots on windows PC. Lets see the methods.

Best 3 Method To Take Screenshot On Windows PC

#1 Using Keyboard Shortcut:

Taking screenshots on Windows is one of the easiest tasks possible, it doesn't matter which version of the operation system is running in your computer. Follow these simple steps.

  • Ensure the area you want to capture is displayed on your screen, Press PrtScn button which is located in the upper right hand corner on your keyboard. If you want to capture only active window then press Atl + PrtScn.

  • Go to Start > Accessories, and then select Paint. Or it can be directly opened by pressing Win Key + R then type mspaint and hit Enter.

  • Once the paint opened, you need to paste the screen in Paint which is copied in the invisible clipboard in the 1st step. To paste, simply press Ctrl + V.

  • When the image appears in the Paint windows, click File, and then click Save As. Choose any one format from the available list such as PNG, JPEG, BMP or GIF and save it.

  • Note: If you are using Windows 8 or 8.1 then it can be done in only one click. Just Press Win Key + PrtSc. It will automatically save a full-screen screenshot within the screenshots folder of your picture directory.

  • #2 Using Snipping Tool

    snipping tool

    The Snipping Tool is the built-in screen capture utility in Windows that allows users to better define and capture portions of their desktop displayed screen. It also allows free- form outlines and rectangular.

  • Click on Start button > Accessories > Snipping Tool or Search for Snipping Tool on your windows Pc and open it.

  • Click on New.

  • Select the area of your windows screen you wanna take screenshots.

  • Save the screenshot.

  • That's it. Your Screenshot has been successfully taken and saved.

    #3 Using Third Party Program:

    There are a lots of third party programs are available on the world wide web to take the screenshot of windows screen. Some of them are given below.

  • PicPick

  • MultiScreenDump etc.

  • For Android Users-

    If you are android users then you can also take screenshots. Its very easy, Just hold down at once the Volume Down and Power button for 1-2 second. You will see that the screen flashes white. Your device captures the entire screen and saves it as a photo. To see the screenshot you can check the ScreenShots folder in your phone's Gallery.

  • Hope this article help you in taking screenshots of your best moment in windows PC.
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