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How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10 with Effective Screen Recorders

Melissa posted on Jul 10, 2020 to Screen Recording Tips | How-to Articles

A screenshot is an image taken of whatever shown on your screen. Today we're going to show you how to take a screenshot on Windows 10. You can take a screenshot on just about any application runs on your screen in Windows. It has a built-in option that works great for basic tasks, but many third-party programs offer more features that can make your screenshots more intriguing. In this article we will show you a few different ways to take a screenshot in Windows 10.

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Part 1. How to take a screenshot on windows 10

The "Print Screen" button on your keyboard can take a screenshot and save it as a file, take a screenshot without saving it as a file, or take a screenshot of only one window (instead of the whole screen). The print screen button may be labeled as "PrtScn," "PrntScrn," "Print Scr", or something similar on different keyboard. On laptop keyboards, you may have to press the "Function" or "Fn" key to access the Print Screen feature. When you press the key, the screenshot will be saved to your clipboard without any change on the screen. Therefore, although you didn't notice anything, the computer has done the job for you. To save your screenshot as a file, you need to follow the steps below.

hotkey on keyboard

Step 1. Press the "Windows + PrtScn." button. If you're using a tablet, press the "Windows + volume down" button. On some laptops and other devices, you may need to press the "Windows + Ctrl + PrtScn" button or "Windows + Fn + PrtScn" button instead. Check your laptop's manual for more information.

Step 2. After clicking those hotkeys, the screen will dim for a moment, and you will see the screenshot appear as a file in a folder entitled "Screenshots" inside your default "Pictures" folder. You may find it and do more operations to it.

To take a screenshot without saving, you need to follow different steps below.

Step 1. Press the "PrtScn" key. A screenshot of your display is now copied to the clipboard.

Step 2. Click the screenshot, choose "Edit" > "Paste" to paste the screenshot wherever you like. Note: On some laptops and other devices, you may need to press the "Alt + Fn + PrtScn" keys instead. You may check your laptop's manual to see which way works on your device.

Part 2. Useful Tools to Take Screenshot and Record Screen

Although you can take a screenshot with simple clicks on your keyboard, you can't do many operations to it. If you want to edit a screenshot after screenshotting the screen, you need some professional screen recorders. Here we offer you some of the effective screen recorders.

Tool 1. EaseUS RecExperts

EaseUS RecExperts can do more than just taking a screenshot. It is a professional screen recorder that can record screen, record audio, record webcam, and record gameplay. The choice is for you to make. Moreover, you can choose to record the full screen, record a selected area, record a fixed area, or record a locked window as you like when you are recording the screen.

In order to take a screenshot, you need to start recording the screen beforehand. During recording, you can see the toolbar below the recording window. Find the button looks like a camera and click it, the screenshot is taken for you. If you want to find it and edit it, you just need to click 'Video list" and choose "Screenshots". The detailed steps are shown below.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts, you can see the four main functions on the screen. Choose "Record Screen" here.

Main function

Step 2. Select the screen area you want to capture and click the red "REC" button.

Select record area

Step 3. When the recorder is record screen for you, you may click the camera sign on the toolbar to take a screenshot.

Take a screenshot

Step 4. When the screen is captured, the image will be saved on the "Video List". You can right-click the picture to preview, rename, or delete it. The screenshot can be saved as JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, and TIFF formats.

Edit screenshot

Tool 2. Snagit

Snagit is a product of TechSmith Software Company. A user can add comments and annotations to the captured screenshot using arrows, shapes, etc. It has some built-in advanced image editing options and screen recording facility. It is recommended here because the editing tools can make your screenshots more beautiful and informative. If you are interested in this program, you may download it from the official website.

If you are not sure about downloading it or not, you are not the only one. We all don't want to install useless software on our computers. To help you making a decision, we offer you some extra information here. The features listed below can help you gain a basic understanding of it.

snagit

Features:

  • Images are editable in terms of size, special effects, etc.
  • A quick toolbar speeds-up the screen capture process
  • Snagit supports Windows and Mac Operating Systems
  • Snagit is available in various languages like English, Japanese, Korean and German
  • It is also used to record a video of the screen and easily share it across the web or email
  • It takes a full-page, scrolling screenshot and captures vertical and horizontal scrolls

Tool 3. Camtasia

Camtasia is an all-in-one screen recorder and video editor. It supports Windows and Mac OS. You can take screenshots and record professional-looking videos easily with Camtasia. With this screen recorder, you can make video tutorials, meeting recordings, web page recordings, training videos, instructional videos, etc. quickly and easily.

After recording the screen, you may use it to add title, annotations, effects, etc. before you export the video file. Moreover, it has features for adding zoom in, zoom out, and pan animations to the screen recordings, which could make the video more colorful. Check its features below to gain a better understanding of it.

camtasia

Features:

  • It will allow you to record and edit your audio clips so that you will have perfect audio for your video
  • Camtasia will allow you to record audio and video from your desktop
  • It has drag-and-drop functionality to add effects
  • It provides a library of royalty-free music and sound effects
  • You can import PowerPoint slides directly into Camtasia

Conclusion

If you wish to take a screenshot on your screen, there are many tools that can be helpful for you. The key is to find an appropriate one for your device. In this article, we gave you a tutorial on how to take a screenshot on Windows 10. Moreover, we offer you some tools that can not only take screenshots but also record the screen and edit the files taken from your screen. Among them, EaseUS RecExperts is the best choice for beginners since it is full-featured yet easy-to-use at the same time. You may download by clicking the button below.

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