Here are 5 smart ways of taking screenshots on Windows 10 computers

screenshots on windows 10 computers

Actually, Windows 10 computers, just like any other computer, has its own way of taking shots of the screen. On Windows 10, the basic way to capture your screen is to use the Print Screen tool (that is the key labelled “prt sc” on the keyboard).

With that out of the way, you should know that there are a couple of other ways of taking screenshots on Windows 10 computers. Some of them are done with the help of third-party applications. Let’s see a few of them.

5 smart ways of taking screenshots on Windows 10

1. Print Screen (Prt Sc key)

Pressing just Prt Sc key will take the screenshot but it won’t save it in the folder that contains screenshots. It will just save it to the clipboard. So to actually save a screenshot, you would have to use a keyboard shortcut for that.

The keyboard shortcut for taking the screenshot is Windows key + Prt Sc key. For those that do not have the Prt Sc key, the combination Windows + Fn + Space bar should work the magic.

To find where your screenshots are saved, open File Explorer windows (Windows key + E), then open the Pictures folders. You should see the Screenshots folder in there.

2. AMD ReLive

AMD ReLive enables you to take screenshots on your PC during gaming sessions. It also allows you to record your screen when playing a game. GIFs can also be created by pressing a single button.

Just download AMD ReLive and enjoy.

3. Snip & Sketch tool

This is a built-in tool for capturing the screen. It is a replacement for the Snipping Tool, the tool we’ve all been using for so many years. Snip & Sketch give you more as compared to the Snipping Tool on earlier versions of the Windows operating system.

With Snip & Sketch, you get different screen capture options including full-screen, window capture, free-form capture, and rectangular capture. You can resize your rectangular snips, something you can’t do with the Print Screen option or even the Snipping Tool.

To launch this tool, hit the Windows key (or Windows button at the lower-left corner of the screen) and search Snip & Sketch. Or you shortcut combination Windows + Shift +S.

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Alternatively, you can go to Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard. Under the Print Screen shortcut, enable the toggle button under Use the PrtScn button open screen snipping. Next, restart your PC. After that, you can simply press the button to open the screenshot tool.

4. ShareX

ShareX is a Windows screenshot tool with loads of really useful features. It is an open-source screenshot tool and free to use. Aside from taking screenshots, it allows you to record your screen as well.

There are multiple screen capture modes and you can also hide/show mouse cursor when capturing the screen. ShareX also creates GIFs

5. Mozilla Firefox

Luckily, popular web browser Mozilla Firefox provides a feature to capture your screen on your Windows 10, especially of websites. It captures only the website without capturing the window of the browser itself. This is very useful and time-saving as you wouldn’t waste any more time cropping the browser window out.

If you are using the latest version of the Firebox browser, go to any website > click on the three-dot button near the address bar. There are 3 screen shooting options. Choose the one appropriate for what you are doing.

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