How To Take A Screenshot On A PC (Mac and Windows) in 2 Easy Steps

How To Take A Screenshot On A PC: Hope you are doing well I’ll be showing you different cool methods on how to take screenshots on your PC, weather it’s your MAC Book or your Windows OS.

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A thing Or two to know about Screenshots

screenshot, also called screen capture or screen grab, is a digital image of what should be visible on a computer monitortelevision, or other visual output device.

A common screenshot is created by the operating system or software running on the device. A screenshot or screen capture may also be created by taking a photo of the screen. Wikipedia Words 

Take A Screenshot On A PC( Mac )

The are two methods which are further divided on how to take screenshots on your mac book, I’ll be starting with the more common method.

Take A Screenshot On A PC Using Keyboard Shortcuts 
To Capture the entire screen

Click Shift-Command-3, then find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop screen.

To Capture a window
  1. Press Shift-Command-4.
  2. Press the Space bar. The pointer then changes to a camera iconHow To Take A Screenshot On A PC (Mac and Windows) in 2 Easy Steps » Mac, Screenshot, Windows
  3. Click a window to capture that window.
    To exclude the window’s shadow from the screenshot, press and hold the Option  (⌥) key while you click.
  4. Locate the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.
To Capture a highlighted portion of the screen
  1. Press Shift-Command-4.
  2. Drag to highlight the area of the screen you wish to capture. To move the entire selection, press and hold Space bar while dragging.
  3. After you release your mouse or trackpad button, find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.
To Capture a menu
  1. Click the menu to reveal its contents.
  2. Press Shift-Command-4.
  • Drag to select the area of the menu to capture, then release your mouse or trackpad button to capture that area.
  • Or press Space bar to change the pointer to a camera How To Take A Screenshot On A PC (Mac and Windows) in 2 Easy Steps » Mac, Screenshot, Windowsthen click the menu to capture it.

3. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

To Markup, share, and save

After you take a screenshot, a thumbnail of the screenshot appears briefly in the lower-right corner of your screen here you can do a lot with the screeenshot.

  • Take no action or swipe the thumbnail to the right and the screenshot is automatically saved.
  • Click the thumbnail to open the screenshot. You can then edit it using the markup tools in the toolbar, or click How To Take A Screenshot On A PC (Mac and Windows) in 2 Easy Steps » Mac, Screenshot, Windows to share it.
  • Drag the thumbnail to move the screenshot to another location, such as to a document, an email, a Finder window, or the Trash.
  • Control-click the thumbnail for more options. For example, you can change the save location, open the screenshot in an app, or delete the screenshot without saving it.
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Take A Screenshot On A PC(Windows)

Taking Screenshots on your windows is not difficult.

Take A Screenshot On A PC Using the PrntScrn Option

Step 1. Locate your PrntScrn Button (The PrntScrn Button is mostly at the right hand side of your keyboard, the key has a “PrntScrn” written on it, on some occasions you’ll see “Prnt Sc” its all the same

Step 2. You long press the windows key(The windows key is mostly found at the lower left hand side of your keyboard)

Step 3. While pressing the Windows Key, you press the PrntScrn key, the is a small flicker or dimming of your PC screen

NOTE! In some cases the PrntScrn is joined with the Insert key, mostly placed below the ‘Insert’ word. Now what you do here is

Locate the Function Key(Always at the lower left hand side of your keyboard, it has an fn written on it, You now LONG PRESS THE WINDOWS KEY, PRESS THE FN KEY THEN PRESS THE PRNSCRN KEY)

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How To Take A Screenshot On A PC(Mac and Windows)

The screenshot pics can be found in your Picture Folder, in a folder named ‘Screenshot

Now, just know that to take screenshot on your windows pc, the prntsc button is designated for this only very few laptops(like mine) require you pressing the FN(Function) Key.

Still having problems? watch this video.

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