How to take screenshots in Windows 10

Snipping Tool Method:
Windows 10 has the inbuilt screenshot taking software called Snipping Tool.

Type Snipping Tool in the search box on the start menu or search box on the task bar and then click Snipping Tool to open it.

Click New menu, it will show a popup window to take variety of screenshots like free-form, rectangular, window, or full-screen.
Choose free-form to draw custom area on the screen to capture as screenshot.
Choose rectangular to draw a rectangular on the screen, this rectangular part will be saved as screen shot.
Choose window option to capture any opened window content as screenshot.

how to take screen shot in Windows 10 using Snipping Tool

After snip it will be copied to clipboard, this will be helpful if you want to paste within the word document or use it in any picture editor like photoshop.
If you want to save it in file, Click save snip button.

If you are taking screenshot from a browser then web page url will be automatically added in the bottom of the screenshot. If you do not want this url click options button. It will open Snipping Tool Options. Clear the Include URL below snips check box.

You can check out other options like outline to make your perfect screenshot.

Print Screen Method :
PrtScn - Print Screen key in keyboard

You can also try the ancient way of taking screenshot by pressing PrtScn key (Print Screen key) in the keyboard.

Pressing PrtScn button will copy the entire screen into clipboard. You can paste it into any picture editors like paint or photoshop.

Pressing Alt+PrtScn will copy the Active window screenshot into clipboard. You can paste it into any picture editors as said before.

Pressing Windows logo key + PrtScn will save the screenshot into screenshots folder inside pictures folder, which can be found inside documents folder.

Some laptop manufactures doesn’t include this Print Screen key, as this can be achieved by no. of methods. If Print Screen key not found, they may be provided it by Fn (Special Function Key) . Carefully look into the combination of Fn keys.

Windows 10 Tablet method :
taking screenshot in Windows 10 tablet by pressing home and volume down button

In Windows 10 Tablet, you can take screenshots by pressing Windows Home button and volume down button. This will save the screenshots into screenshots folder found in pictures library.