How to take a screenshot on Windows pc and Mac
Most time we might need to get the exact image on a computer, probably to use for future reference, or to share with people.
Either way, the best way to do that is to simply take a screenshot of your screen. These enables you to be able to save part or the full display on your screen into the memory of the device you are using.
Here am going to teach you exactly how you can take a screenshot on your window pc (window 8 and 10), as well as how you can take a screenshot on mac.
HOW TO TAKE A SCREENSHOT ON WINDOWS 10
Method 1: Full screen capture (Print Screen Method). The print screen method allows you to capture the entire screen. To do so, simply click on the “PrtScn” button, usually around the to right of your keyboard. The capture file will them be saved to clipboard, then you can open an image editing tool, paste it there, and if there is need to edit your image you can do so, and if not you can simply save you screenshot from there.
Method 2: WINDOWS+PrtScn. Another way of capturing you entire screen, but these time to save automatically is to click and hold the WINDOWS KEY + PRINT SCREE KEY. The way to know it’s done I’d that your screen brightness will shortly go dim. And the screenShot will be saved to your Screenhot under your Picture folder.
Method 3: Alt+PrtScn to instantly capture your screen and paste it to your clipboard, simply use the tap Alt+PrtScn. This allows your Screenhot to be saved to clipboard, then you can paste it to an image editor to either edit it or save directly.
HOW TO TAKE SCREENHOT ON WINDOWS 10 WITHOUT PRINTSCREEN.
Method 1; Snipping Tool: The snipping tool is part one of the inbuilt windows tool, that allows you to take Screenshots. With the snipping tool, you can capture the entire screen, or capture a rectangular or free form area. Screenshots captured with the snipping tool can either be saved as an image, in HTML format or copied to an image editor for further editing.
To use the snipping tool to create a screenshot.
Method 2; WINDOWS KEY+SHIFT+S: Press the three key (WINDOWS KEY+SHIFT+S), to take a screenshot, although this function is only available in more updated versions of Windows 10. Once you press those keys, the screen will go dim, the image will be copied on your clipboard, then you can paste it into another editing app, to either edit or save directly on your system.
Just a little recap, this post has shared with you 5 different ways to easily take a screenshot on your Windows PC. 3 methods use the PrtScn button; the first method simply use the PrtScn button to capture the entire page, the second combines Windows+PrtScn button to instantly capture and save a screenshot, and the third uses the Alt+PrtScn button to save a screenshot to the clipboard, from where you can paste in a photo editor to either edit or save directly.
While the other two methods do not require PrtScn, the Snipping Tool, and the WINDOWS+SHIFT+S.
HOW TO SCREENHOT ON MAC
Method 1; SHIFT+COMMAND+3: Hold these three keys(SHIFT+COMMAND+3) to take a screenshot on your screen. You can then edit with the thumbnail at the corner of your screen, or simply allow it to save directly.
Method 2; SHIFT+COMMAND+4): This method allows you select the area you want to save. After you have press the keys(SHIFT+COMMAND+4), you can then use the crosshair to choose the areas you want to capture.