How to Create a Screenshot

Tutorial Bite: How to Create a Screenshot

While my all-time favorite screenshot tool is SnagIt by Techsmith, not everyone has the need to purchase an application like that. To capture your screen, you can use the following techniques.

Snipping Tool

Since 2002, Windows has included a tool called Snipping Tool to capture screenshots on your computer. It is considered a built-in Desktop App.

  1. From the start menu, do a search for Snipping Tool, or open Snipping Tool which is found under Windows Accessories.


Click New, or use the dropdown to choose the type of screenshot you want to take.


Delay your screenshot by up to 5 seconds by using the Delay dropdown options.


Adjust the Options of your screenshot, as desired.


Screenshot Using Print Screen

If you don’t feel like opening the Snipping Tool, you can also just use the Print Screen key on your keyboard.

  1. Open the screen you want to capture.
  2. Press Ctrl + PrintScr on your keyboard (this will vary with each machine). The image is saved to the clipboard!
  3. Open Paint, Word, or another suitable application and click Ctrl + V (Paste).


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