How to take screenshot on laptop or desktop

screencaps, screenshots – whatever you want to call them, this unique operation allows you to capture an image of your computer desktop.

Screenshotting comes in handy at work when you want to show coworkers webpage edits, or when Skype-calling during the holidays and you want to snap a pic of your family from across the country. Being able to grab those moments directly from your screen and save them as image files is one of the game-changers of the modern computer age. We’ll walk you through the many ways you can capture an image of your desktop, from pressing a few keyboard buttons to employing screen casting software.

The Default Way

In desktops or laptops run if it has windows operating system then you can snap screenshot via a simple keyboard take the screenshot you can press PrtScn or PrtSC. this button or this action will allow you to capture the whole screen.

however the captured image is not immediately saved, it is rather copied to your computer’s clipboard.

follow the following steps to turn your copied clipboard image to saved image file.

1.Press the Windows key and Print Screen at the same time to capture the entire screen. Your screen will dim for a moment to indicate a successful snapshot.

2.Open an image editing program (photoshop, Mspaint )

3.Open a new image and press CTRL + V to paste the screenshot. You can also right-click and press Paste.

4.Save the file as a JPG or PNG and place it into an easily accessible folder for quick sharing.

Snipping Tool or Software

Tools or software are easy method for taking a cna run your tools or software in any windows version ( windows 7, windows 10, linux or mac).

Some applications are already installed or they come within the windows package and some should be downloaded.

first of all we will be discussing about the default tools of windows.

1.Open the windows and access the start menu items.

2.within the snipping tools, press “New” or CTRL + N to create a new screenshot.

3. Using the crosshair cursor, drag the cursor to make a rectangular outline of the desired area. the disk icon to save the screenshot as a PNG or JPEG file.


This tools is perfect for photo editor, beggineras well as professionals for any kind of screenshot work. It offers an easy-to-use GUI and a much more features to make a perfect screenshot.

From capturing to resizing, editing and directly sharing them to social media links. These steps will make sure that you are taking the perfect and fine screenshot with most efficency.

1.First you need to download the tools from its website

2. Then you need to install the downloaded package.

3.At the bottom of your taskbar there will be a icon of a feather.

4.cilck on that icon and you will be given to select the portion you want to take the screenshot.

5.Now your image is copied and you can paste in different app like: photoshop, Ms-paint etc.

Whatever method you choose, the ability to screenshot means you can preserve important documents or images, whether that means you’re taking a screen grab of your funny video or just a text conversation.

Rabin Dhungel

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