How to screenshot with Windows 10
Hey there. I just wanted to share a quick nice feature over in Windows 10.
So there is the time that you always face the problem of wanting to share a screenshot on your windows to others but not so sure what is the fastest way?
There are a couple of ways which I know and I would love to share with you guys today.
Windows “Standard way”
The standard way of using the screenshot function and the best way is actually the build in together with Windows 10. Please do take note that you can only use this with windows 10. Maybe it works on the previous version but I can’t guarantee it since I don’t have any old system with me right now to test it out.
Okay so the shortcut key is actually
Shift + windows key + S button.
When you press those three at the same time, windows will prompt you to choose the area you wanted to screenshot.
With this, you can select the area and you can just go to the desired software to paste on them using paste function, CTRL + V .
Windows Snipping tool
This is pretty standard, you just press the start button and type in Snipping tool and you can just use them as it is.
This work on Windows 7 and Windows 10. Since the toll is being implemented since windows 7.
Once you opened up the application you are greeted with the menu screen where there are a couple of options. The first option starts the screenshot process.
The second button allows you to choose what type of screenshot you wanted.
The whole screen, partial, selected screen.
The third button is actually delaying the screenshot after you pressed the screenshot button. This is helpful if you wanted to execute a command before you take the screenshot.
After you are done you will be greeted with a new menu bar where you can choose to either save the screenshot or edit the file with the build in pen options.
Windows O’school way
I believe this is the most traditional way of screenshotting, even with windows xp and before.
This is actually using the physical button on the keyboard to take.
The button is actually situated on top right on your keyboard usually same row as page up, Home and insert button. After pressing the button on the screen that you wanted to screenshot, you opened up your Paint or any desired image editing software, press CTRL + V to paste the image in it.
And you are done. The downside about this is actually you can’t choose the area you wanted to screenshot like the previous two options but for the older generation PC this is one of the few options.
The 3rd party software
Last but not least is the with the help of software. This is really useful as not only it captures a certain area of the windows, you can actually upload the screenshot and it will automatically paste the link to your clipboard so you can just ctrl + v and share the image to your friend online.
There is a lot of useful function and all and I am kind of lazy to introduce them.
In short, you can even upload a small size file and share it with your friend.
That’s all for this time sharing. I know it has been a while since I last updated my blog and I now wish to pick this up again.