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Whether you’re using a laptop, or a PC running Windows 11, taking a screenshot of your screen is really useful. Microsoft’s desktop operating system has offered a plethora of choices for collecting images from your PC’s screen for quite some time—perhaps too many. Fortunately, Windows 11 makes things easier. We’ll teach you how to snap screenshots on your Windows 11 using your new operating system. The ways range from traditional keyboard shortcuts to more contemporary, powerful tools that allow you to do things like set snapshot timers, and modify and share them.
Below, I’ll share several ways to capture the PC/Laptop screen so that you can choose which method works best for you.
Let’s get started!!
How To Take Screenshots On Windows 11
Method 1: Using PrtScn Key
The simplest method to take a screenshot is by using the Print Screen key (PrtScn).
- Open the image/screen which you need to be captured open and press the PrtScn key. This key is available in the top right corner of the keyboard.
- The image will be saved to the clipboard.
- Then you simply paste (Ctrl + V) it on MS Paint, MS Word, or Adobe Photoshop and make desired changes after pasting the copied screenshot.
Method 2: Fullscreen Screenshot and Auto-save to Folder
This method is super useful if you’re taking lots of screenshots in windows 11.
- Press and hold the Windows key and then press the PrtSc key on your keyboard.
- Your screenshot Auto-save and will appear as a .PNG file format in a folder named Pictures > Screenshots folder
- If you take multiple screenshots, each file will be automatically labeled given the name Screenshot (#).png wherever # is replaced by one, 2, 3, and so on.
- Find your screenshot at the following location (C:\Users\MyTechRemedy\Pictures\Screenshots).
Method 3: Screenshot Part of the Screen
Use this method to take a screenshot of some parts of the screen in windows 11.
- Hit the Windows+Shift+S key then Your entire desktop can darken and you see snniping tool.
- Now select your desired area, and the image will be saved to the clipboard
- After you simply paste it on MS Paint, MS Word, or Adobe Photoshop and make desired changes after pasting the copied screenshot.
Method 4: Use Snipping Tool to take delayed screenshots in Windows 11
Snipping Tool has a timed (delay) screenshot option in windows 11, so you can do what you need to capture and then wait for the screenshot to happen automatically, hands-free.
- Open The Snipping tool from the start menu.
- Now Snipping tool is open, select No delay in the menu. you have some options: Snip in 3 secs, Snip in 5 secs, and Snip in 10 secs.
- Select one option, choose New, and then quickly arrange the desktop screen as you need it for the screenshot. When the time you chose is reached, the Screenshot is taken and opened in the snipping tool
Tips for Taking Screenshots in Windows 11
- With Snipping Tool, create an outline around your screenshots created by opening its settings and enabling Snip outline. You can choose any border color you like.
- Once the screenshot is loaded in Snipping Tool, So use the Crop Tool to make some changes in the image, without needing to retake the screenshot.
- If your window screenshots need to be a specific height and width, the free Sizer tool can resize the window before you capture the screenshot.
These were some useful ways for taking screenshots on your Windows 11 computer. I hope this helps you save time and effort while attempting to capture a screenshot on your laptop or desktop computer. First and foremost, I use the Snipping Tool to clip the screen. In any case, which of the following techniques for recording the screen on your PC do you prefer? Do you have any other suggestions? Please let us know in the comments section below.