How to screenshot on a PC

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Here is the easiest way how to scan your screen on a PC.

Screenshot of your PC’s screen is a pretty important skill to know and it will come in handy way more times than expected.

Whether you’re sending someone a picture of a restaurant reservation or want to keep some receipts safe in your Pictures folder, it pays to know the easiest way to capture what’s on your screen.

Read on to find out the easiest way to take screenshots on your desktop PC.

What we used

The short version

  • Click the PrintScreen button on your keyboard
  • Or click the Windows and F11 keys at the same time
  • Go to Paint and press Ctrl and V at the same time to paste your screenshot
  • Or go to your Screenshots folder to find your images
  1. Click the PrintScreen button on your keyboard

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    Depending on your keyboard, you may have a Print Screen button. Clicking the Print button will take a screenshot of your entire screen and save the image to your computer storage. After clicking this button, you can copy your screenshot to an application like Paint. Press the PrintScreen key on your keyboard to take a screenshot

  2. Simultaneously click the Windows and F11 keys

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    Another method to take a screenshot is to click the Windows and F11 keys at the same time. This option is more accessible as not every keyboard has a push button. This method also creates a full image of your entire screen, but saves it to your Screenshots folder instead, meaning you don’t have to copy and paste it into another application. Simultaneously press the Windows and F11 keys to take a screenshot

  3. Go to Paint and press Ctrl and V at the same time to paste your screenshot

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    If you used the first option (via the PrintScreen button), you can paste your screenshot into a document, file, or application. Paint is very easy to use and can be opened from the Windows search bar. Once in Paint, click the Ctrl and V keys at the same time, then edit the image however you like and save it with your preferred filename. Go to Paint and click Ctrl V to paste your screenshot

  4. Go to your Screenshots folder to find your images

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    If you used the second method (simultaneously clicking the Windows and F11 keys), your screenshot will be automatically saved to your PC. You can find your images in the Screenshots folder, which is located in the Pictures folder. Go to your Pictures folder and then to the Screenshots folder to access Pictures

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