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By taking a screenshot, you can capture an image of your entire monitor display—or just an area of it. There are a variety of built-in tools for quickly capturing a screenshot in Windows 11.
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 on 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 screeshot.
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, 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, 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 screeshot.
Method 4: Use Snipping Tool to take delayed screenshot 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 start menu.
- Now Snipping tool 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 screeshot 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.