How to Screen Shot on Laptop

How to Screen Shot on Laptop

A screenshot, screencap, or screengrab is an image taken by an individual to record the visible items displayed on the laptop, television or another visual output device. It is a digital image using the operating system or software running on the laptop but it can also be a capture made by a camera or a device intercepting the video output of the display.

Are you on your laptop and want to take a screenshot or want to take a picture that could be of your browser or just something you are working on and off the screen? If yes, then you are at the right place.

Taking a screenshot on a Windows, Chromebook and a MacBook laptop is simple and easy. In this article, we have given a list of commands or different ways to take a screenshot on a laptop. So let’s jump right into it.

How to Capture a Screen Shot on a Windows Laptop?          

Let’s say you want to capture a screenshot on a windows laptop and want to save it as a JPEG file, PNG or BMP. 

·         Go to your keyboard and press the windows and print screen button simultaneously. It is like a snapshot of your screen and it pretty much does like a control C.  Next, go to the bottom left and under programs type, MS paint the program that comes default with every window. Open MS paint and press control and V key together. It will paste the entire screen onto MS paint. If you don’t need the entire screen you can crop it as much as you desire. Next, you can save it as a PNG file a JPEG, or BMP.

·         Go to your keyboard and press the Alt and Print screen buttons simultaneously to take a screenshot of the active windows.

·         Go to your keyboard and press Windows, shift and S button simultaneously. Select and capture the screenshot of the specific portion.

·         If you are a gamer go to your keyboard and press windows and G key simultaneously for a game overlay. Then press the windows, alt, and print screen key or click the camera icon to take a screenshot.

How to Capture a Screen Shot on a Chromebook?

Let’s say you want to capture a screenshot on a Chromebook.

·        Go to your keyboard and press control and show the windows key simultaneously to take a screenshot of the entire screen.

·        Go to your keyboard and press shift, control and show windows key simultaneously to take a screenshot of a specific portion.

How to Capture a Screen Shot on a MacBook?

Let’s say you want to capture a screenshot on a MacBook.

·         Go to your keyboard and press command, shift and 3 key simultaneously to take a screenshot of the entire screen.

·         Go to your keyboard and press command, shift, and 4 key simultaneously to take a screenshot of the active windows.

·         Go to your keyboard and press command, shift, and 5 key simultaneously to take a screenshot of a specific portion.

Total Views: 33 ,
By Michael Caine

Michael Caine is the Owner of Amir Articles and also the founder of ANO Digital (Most Powerful Online Content Creator Company), from the USA, studied MBA in 2012, love to play games and write content in different categories.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts