How To Screenshot On PC - SBMHowTo

Snapping photos of your screen using phones is the only answer when being asked about how to screenshot on PC? Things are about to change! Our guide on how to screenshot on PC will instruct you to handle the job in the simplest and most effective way through 6 comprehensive methods.

How To Screenshot On Pc – 5 Quick Ways

So, how to do the screenshot on PC? 

One thing is for sure, it is not as complex as you expect it to be. You do not even have to be tech-savvy or try to master any particular skill to get started. In fact, these 5 tricks alone can have you well-covered no matter what operating system your PC runs on.

Print Screen

How to screenshot on a PC with the print screen? Using its namesake right on the keyboard, what else? It is shortened into ‘PrtSc’ from ‘Print Screen’, in case you have a hard time telling it apart from the rest.

What it does is pretty obvious from the name, to capture the entirety of your display. But simply holding down the button would not do the trick. You have to combine it with a series of other actions to have the image ready. 

  • Print Screen only: Tap this button once, and your PC’s system will immediately copy the whole screen. But the image will go straight to the clipboard, so you need to paste it on a different tool for further editing and saving (like Paint)
  • Print Screen + Alt: This is another way to take the full PC screenshot. The only part that differentiates the command from the first one is that it only captures the windows you are currently select, not the whole screen

(Imagine having both Google Chrome and Microsoft Words running parallel to each other even though your focus is on the latter only. Hitting this combination of key snap nothing else but its image)

  • Window + Print Screen: Use both these keys at once, and you can directly save the screenshot without an image editor tool. The whole display will even go darker for a second as a sign that the image is already taken. 

But it does not let you decide the storage location, so you need to fetch the saved images from the Screenshot file in the Picture section later on.

Snip and Sketch

Snip and sketch is a screenshot utility built into all PCs operating on Windows 10, and you only need the Windows + Shift + S to activate it. You can have it grab certain parts of the screen instead of the whole big display, which is why the function is highly favored these days.

Once calling up this fused application, your screen will darken, and you have to drag a rectangle across sections you want to save, which appear in the usual brightness rate for you to track with ease. 

You can swap between this and the active window capture command, snap the full screen, or go free-from by selecting the available options. After that, just customize the image in the new pop-up dashboard, then save it when you are satisfied. The extra step of copying and pasting won’t be there to bother you!

Snipping tool

Snipping tool, is the non-upgraded version of Snip and Sketch that can be found in all PCs. But in reality, its target users are any operating system older than the Windows 10. Despite being an old-school choice since the conception of Windows Vista, it still plays the role of a decent screenshot app up to this point.

All the features are practically the same as what you have for a Windows 10 device. But its dashboard is more on the cumbersome side, and you will have to go through some mode modifications to be able to finish a screenshot. (Not so convenient for regular screenshot snappers, if you ask us)

Hastag: #sbmhowto, #sbmhowtocom, #windows, #tech, #mac, #ios, #android, #howto


This website was created for free with Webme. Would you also like to have your own website?
Sign up for free