How to take a screenshot in Windows 10 and Windows 11

Gabriela Haynes
1 year ago

Taking screenshots can be a valuable and sometimes essential technical skill in the digital age. Whether you need to capture an error message for tech support or snap a screenshot of your latest high score for posterity, knowing how to take screenshots on Windows 10/11 is invaluable.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how easy it is to take screenshots and how to save them so that they are available when you need them most. Read on to learn all the tips and tricks for taking snapshots in Windows 10/11.


  1. Taking Screenshots With the Print Screen Key
  2. Taking Screenshots With Snipping Tool
  3. Taking screenshots with Game Bar
  4. Annotate or Crop a Screenshot
  5. Take a Delayed Screenshot

Taking Screenshots With the Print Screen Key. Useful Tips

Pressing the Print Screen key on its own will capture a screenshot of your entire screen and save it as a PNG image file. Depending on your keyboard settings, pressing the PrtScn button may copy the screenshot to your clipboard so you can paste it into any application. To access the file, go to your “Pictures” folder, where you will find a folder labeled “Screenshots.” The files will be named with the date and time they were taken in descending order (most recent first).

Taking Screenshots With Snipping Tool. Useful Tips

The Windows 10/11 Snipping Tool is a built-in application that allows users to take screenshots on their devices. It is a powerful tool that enables you to capture specific regions of your screen, including screenshots of delays and annotating them. It is an alternative to the classic Windows Vista Snipping Tool, which has been phased out in favor of the modern Snip & Sketch tool. The Snip & Sketch tool includes all the same features as the original Snipping Tool, plus more.

Taking screenshots with Game Bar. Useful Tips

The Xbox Game Bar is a gaming-focused overlay on Windows 10. It can be used for taking screenshots and recording videos of games or other applications. The Game Bar also has features such as quick access to settings, a sound mixer, and more.  

To access the Game Bar, press the combination of…

Annotate or Crop a Screenshot

Annotating and cropping screenshots can be a great way to save time and make sure that important information is communicated effectively. Capturing data from the screen, such as a website page or an image, is often the easiest way to share something quickly with others. But if that screenshot needs to be further edited in some way, annotating or cropping it can be invaluable.

Take a Delayed Screenshot

In some cases, taking a screenshot on a delay can be a handy tool in helping you capture certain menu items, interface elements, or other digital assets that may only appear when they are interacted with. Windows 10&11’s Snip & Sketch application allows users to take screenshots on a three-second or ten-second delay – making it easy to capture exactly what you need when you need it.

In conclusion

Screenshots are an important part of collaboration and documentation for Windows users. Luckily, there are plenty of screenshot solutions to take care of your screenshot needs on Windows 10 and Windows 11.