How to take screenshot on laptop easily (Windows 7,8,10&11 and MAC)

There are multiple ways of taking screenshot on a laptop. Today you will be learning all those methods of capturing your laptop’s screen. We all are used to do most of our daily tasks on our mobile phones that we have forgotten the significance of laptops. But even today there are multiple tasks for which laptops are more convenient then smartphones.

While doing many tasks, you may need screenshot of the currently opened Window or Tab of your Laptop. There are multiple ways of doing it. The method may vary from Laptop to Laptop due to the specifications of the device and operating system.

We are suggesting you four different methods of taking screenshot on Windows and two on MacBook. Please note some of the methods we are suggesting is only applicable for Windows devices and some for MacBook.

How to take screenshot on Laptop (Windows 7, 8, 10 &11)

1. Print Screen (PrtScn) Key(Windows):

On the Keyboard, there is a key on the right side of the top-most corner. PrtScn, PrntScn, or PrntScrn key is present to capture the entire screen.

  • Buy Pressing Only Print Screen Key : In some of the laptop devices, by pressing only Print Screen button you can take a snapshot. Mostly this method works only for Windows 8, 9, 10 & 11.
    • Method to View the Screenshot taken:
      • Firstly press the Print Screen Button.
      • Now open Paint, PowerPoint, MS-Word or any Photoshop tool.
      • Press Ctrl+V (Paste). / Right-click on the mouse and select Paste.
  • Alt Key+ Print Screen Key: In some of the laptop devices you need to press two buttons simultaneously to take screenshot. These buttons are Alt Key & Prnt Scrn.
    • After taking the screenshot you need to paste it.
    • Open Paint, PowerPoint, MS-Word or any Photoshop tool.
    • Press Ctrl+V (Paste). / Right-click on the mouse and select Paste.
  • Fn Key + Print Screen Key: You can also capture screen by pressing Fn Key and Prnt Scrn Key simultaneously.
    • Fn Key is present on the keyboard in the bottom-most corner of the keyboard. On the left side just after the CTRL button you will see Fn Button. This is Function Key. Press FN + PRNTSCRN together.
    • Now open either Paint, PowerPoint, MS-Word or any Photoshop Tool.
    • Right click the mouse and paste the screenshot to view it.
    • You can also use CTRL+V to paste it.

2. Snipping Tool (For Windows):

  • Search for “Snipping Tool App” in the Start menu (Windows Button), open it.
    • Press Windows Key.
    • In the search bar write for Snipping Tool.
  • Click “New” and select the area of the screen you want to capture.
  • Now, Save the captured snippet.

3. Snip & Sketch (For Windows 10 and later):

  • Press ‘Win + Shift + S‘ to open Snip & Sketch.
  • Select the area you want to capture.
  • The screenshot will be copied to your clipboard or Desktop.

4. Snip & Drag (Windows 10 and later):

  • Press ‘Win + Shift + S‘ and select ‘Snip & Sketch‘.
  • Choose the ‘Rectangular Snip‘ option and drag to select the area.
  • The screenshot will be copied to your clipboard or Desktop.

How to Screenshot on Laptop (Mac)

For Mac users taking screenshot on their device has some different method. We have suggested two easy methods for taking screenshot on MacBook.

1. Command + Shift + 3 (Mac):

  • Press ‘Command + Shift + 3‘ to capture the entire screen.
  • For a specific area, use ‘Command + Shift + 4‘ and drag to select.

2. Snipping Tool or Shift + Command + 4 (Mac):

Mac users can use a built-in ‘Preview app‘ or the ‘Shift + Command + 4‘ shortcut to capture a specific area.

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