There are many ways to take screen shot on Windows 10. You can choose to take the whole screen or a part of the screen you want to capture.


This post provides information you need to do screen shot on windows 10 with Print Screen (PrtSc) and Snip & Sketch.


How to screen shot on Windows 10 with Print Screen

The quickest way to take a screen shot on Windows 10 is to use the PrtSc key. With the Print Screen, you can take screen shot of your entire screen or capture an active window. What you should know, the PrtSc key doesn’t always work on the first function. Some computer keyboards require users to press the function key to be able to access the PrtSc key. Before trying to use the print screen key, you need to check whether you should press the function key.


Taking screenshot of the entire screen

By pressing the PrtSc key, the tool copies the entire screen of your computer to the clipboard. You can paste the result into any software capable of processing images. Software like: Paint, Gimp, Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop are good examples of software capable of processing images.


Taking screenshot of an active Window

Hold down the Alt key and press the PrtSc key at the same time. The screenshot is added to your clipboard, you can paste it in any software capable of processing images.


Taking screenshot of the entire screen and save it

To make PrtSc save your screenshot, you need to hold down the Windows key and press the PrtSc key at the same time. PrtSc will create a png file in your Screenshots folder inside the Pictures folder (C: \ Users \ YourUserName \ Pictures \ Screenshots).


How to screen shot on Windows 10 with Snip & Sketch

Snip & Sketch tool gives the possibility to take full page screenshot in windows 10, screenshot location, free-form and other type of screenshot.


Go to the search bar, type snip and select Snip & Sketch.
If for some reason you don’t have Snip & Sketch app installed on your computer, you can get Snip & Sketch in the Windows Store.
Press the New button located at the top left.
At the top of the new window you will see many kinds of snipping you can make, Like: Rectangular Snip, Freeform snip, Window Snip and Full Screen Snip.