Taking a screenshot on a Windows PC is a quick and easy way to capture an image of what’s on your screen. Here’s how to do it:
- Press the “Print Screen” key: This key is usually located in the upper-right corner of your keyboard and may be abbreviated as “PrtScn” or “PrtSc”.
- Open an image editor: Once you’ve pressed the “Print Screen” key, open an image editor such as Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop, or GIMP.
- Paste the screenshot: In the image editor, press “Ctrl” + “V” or right-click and select “Paste” to paste the screenshot from your clipboard.
- Save the screenshot: Once the screenshot is pasted, you can save it as a file by clicking “File” and selecting “Save As”. Choose a file format such as JPEG, PNG, or BMP, and select a location to save the file.
Alternatively, you can use the “Windows + Print Screen” key combination to take a screenshot and automatically save it to your Pictures folder in a subfolder called “Screenshots”. This feature is available on Windows 8 and later versions.
Note: On some laptops, you may need to press the “Fn” key in combination with the “Print Screen” key to take a screenshot.
In summary, taking a screenshot on a Windows PC is as simple as pressing the “Print Screen” key, pasting the screenshot into an image editor, and saving the file.