How to screenshot? The easiest way to take a screenshot in Windows, Linux or Mac OS

How to screenshot

Taking a screenshot is one of the most useful tools for anyone who works with computers. Whether you’re trying to troubleshoot an issue, record something interesting on your screen, or simply share what’s happening in your world with friends and family, screenshots are invaluable. In this blog post we will be discussing how to take a screenshot on Windows 7, 8.1, 10, 11 PC’s, Linux, Mac OS, iOS and Android.

How to screenshot on Windows 10, 11 and previous versions?

The easiest way to take a screenshot is by using the “Print Screen” button (often abbreviated as PrtScr) located near the top right corner of most keyboards of your PC or laptop. Pressing this key will capture an image of everything currently visible on your monitor and save it into memory buffer until you paste it somewhere else such as Microsoft Paint or Gimp etc. (to paste press Ctrl + V). To do so press “Windows + Shift + S” keys together which opens up Snipping Tool allowing users more control over their screenshots like free-form snip mode where user can draw his own shape around desired area before capturing it . Once done click File > Save As option from menu bar at top left corner & select destination folder & file format in which you want to save captured image as PNG/JPEG etc..

Alternatively if users don’t have access Print Screen button then they can use Game Bar feature included since Windows 10 version 1607 update released back in 2016 , for that open Start Menu > type Xbox app search box > launch Xbox application from list > go Settings tab inside app window (Gear icon)> make sure Record game clips checkbox under Captures section is ticked off . Now whenever user wants he/she just need hit Win+G hotkey combination while active window has focus & Game Bar should appear asking whether its okay if current running program being recorded , once confirmed same recording options available via Snipping tool also become accessible here too i-e Free form snip / Rectangular snip / Fullscreen snip modes plus few other features like microphone toggle switch used when narrating video recordings.

How to take a screenshot on Mac?

Taking a screenshot on Mac is easy and straightforward. To capture the entire screen, press Command + Shift + 3 at the same time. This will create an image file on your desktop with a unique name that includes the date and time of when it was taken.

Alternatively, you can use Command+Shift+4 to select only specific parts of your screen to take screenshots of individual windows or menus instead of capturing everything visible on-screen. With these simple steps, you’ll be able to quickly take screenshots whenever needed!

You can also use keyboard shortcuts such as Command+Shift+5 for more specific screenshots or utilize Grab (located in Applications > Utilities). No matter which method used, all screenshots are saved directly onto your desktop by default so they’re always easily accessible!

How to screenshot on Chromebook?

Taking a screenshot on a Chromebook is really easy. Simply press the Ctrl + Switch Window keys at the same time to capture your entire screen. You can also press Ctrl + Shift + Show Windows key combination if you want to capture only part of your screen. The captured image will be saved in your Downloads folder, which you can access by clicking on the Launcher icon and selecting Files > Downloads from the menu bar at the bottom of your display.

Easy way to take screenshots in Linux.

To take a screenshot on Linux, press the ‘PrtSc’ key located at the top of your keyboard. This will capture an image of your entire screen. To save this image, open up an image editor such as GIMP and paste it in there by pressing Ctrl + V or right-clicking inside the editor window and selecting Paste from the menu. Once you have pasted it into GIMP, you can then save it to any desired location on your computer for later use or sharing with colleagues or customers.

Taking screenshots on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android smartphones and tablets.

Android method

To take a screenshot on an Android smartphone or tablet, press the power and volume-down buttons together at the same time. The screenshot will be saved to your device’s photo gallery. Additionally, some Android devices have a screenshot shortcut in the notification bar. Pull down the notification bar and tap the screenshot icon to take a screenshot.

iOS (iPhone and iPad) method

To take a screenshot on an iPhone 11, 12 or 13 or iPad, press and hold the Side button (also known as the Lock button) and the Volume Up button at the same time. Release the buttons when the screenshot is taken, and the screenshot will appear in the Photos app. You can also use the AssistiveTouch feature to take a screenshot by pressing the AssistiveTouch button, tapping Device, and then tapping the screenshot button.

We hope you enjoyed our article on how to screenshot on pc or laptop. Screenshots are incredibly helpful when you need to document or share a moment or issue with a colleague. We have outlined the easiest way to screenshot on pc or laptop, and we hope that this article was of assistance. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to let us know. Thank you for reading!