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A Guide to Capturing Screenshots on Windows

A Guide to Capturing Screenshots on Windows

By Corsto Blog Team
How to Take a Screenshot on Windows

Screenshots are a great way to capture images of your computer screen and save them as a file on your device. This is especially useful for businesses who need to quickly document something they’re seeing on their computer. Taking a screenshot on Windows is easy, and shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Here’s how you can do it

The Print Screen Button Method

The most common method of taking screenshots on Windows computers is by pressing the “Print Screen” button found at the top right-hand side of the keyboard. This will automatically save an image of whatever is on your screen at that moment, including all browser windows, open programs, icons, etc. You can then paste this image into any program or file by pressing CTRL + V and save it as an image file (.jpg or .png)

Snipping Tool

Windows also has its own built-in snipping tool which allows you to easily capture specific parts of the window without having to crop out anything afterward. To open the Snipping Tool, simply type “snipping tool” into the search bar in the taskbar and select it from the list of results. Once open, you can drag around an area of your screen to create a snip and save it as an image file (.jpg or .png). The Snipping Tool also allows you to select between different types of snips such as free-form, rectangular, window (captures just one window), or full-screen (captures entire desktop). 


If you need more advanced features when taking screenshots such as annotations or video recordings then Snagit might be worth considering. Snagit allows users to capture images and videos with ease while also providing tools for annotation and editing. It’s available for purchase online but there is also a free trial version available if you want to test it out first before committing to buying it outright.


Taking screenshots on Windows doesn’t have to be hard or complicated; most people should be able to do so with ease using either the Print Screen button method or Windows’ built-in Snipping Tool. If you need more advanced features then consider purchasing software like Snagit which provides additional tools for creating and editing screenshots as well as capturing videos from your computer screen. By following these steps, business owners should have no problem taking screenshots quickly and efficiently when needed!