How Do I Take a Screenshot (A Visual Guide)

Taking a screenshot is the most effortless skill you can learn in your life.
Why do I call it a skill?

As you know, screenshots can be taken with built-in software in the operating systems as well as you can use different third party software or apps to capture a screenshot.

I will teach you how you can take a screenshot on almost all famous operating systems with keyboard shortcuts:

How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10

How To Take a Screenshot In Windows 10

How do you take a screenshot in Windows 10? Here we go:
  1. Take a Screenshot of Your Full Screen in Windows 10: Press the PrintScn button with your keyboard. It automatically saves your image, but not in any location. In this case, your whole screen is captured, but you need to run MS Paint that saves it as a file.
  2. Take a Screenshot of a Portion of the Screen in Windows 10: You need to open the Snipping Tool from the Start Menu and click New. You can select the area that you want to capture and can save your screenshots.
  3. Take a Screenshot of a Specific Windows in Windows 10: You need to open the Snipping Tool, change the mode to Windows, and now click New. You can select different areas types from rectangle to free-form.
  4. Pro Tip: On some laptops, you can’t take a screenshot until you press Fn+PrintScrn.

How to Take a Screenshot on a MacBook?

How To Take a Screenshot On a Mac

How do you take a screenshot on MacBook? Easy!
  1. Take a Screenshot of Your Entire Screen on Macbook: If you want to take a screenshot of your entire screen, press Shift+Command+3. Your cute Macbook captures the full screen and saves it as a file on your desktop immediately without your permission.
  2. Take a Screenshot of a Portion of the Screen on Macbook: You need to press the Shift+Command+4. You need to select the area of the screen that you need to capture.
  3. Take a Screenshot of a Specific Windows on Macbook: You need to press the Shift+Command+4+Space. Kindly press the Space button after one second.

How to Take a Screenshot on Linux?

How To Take a Screenshot Linux

How do you take a screenshot in Linux? Let’s learn the magic:
  1. Take a Screenshot of Your Entire Screen in Linux: All you need to press the PrintScrn button. On some laptops, you may also need to press Fn along with PrintScrn.
  2. Take a Screenshot of a Portion of the Screen in Linux: You need to press the Shift+PrintScrn. If it doesn’t work, hold Fn and press Prtscn key. It will work, for sure.
  3. Take a Screenshot of a Specific Windows in Linux: You need to press Alt+PrtScn to take a screenshot of an active window in Linux.
  4. Pro Tip: The same tactic can be used in Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and many other Linux distros.

How to Take a Screenshot on Android?

How To Take a Screenshot On Android

How do you take a screenshot on an Android smartphone? Let’s learn the smart way:
  1. Taking a Screenshot of Your Entire Screen in Android: Hold the Power and Volume-down buttons to take the screenshot of the entire screen.
  2. Taking a Screenshot of a Portion of the Screen in Android: When you take a screenshot by holding the Power button along with the Volume-down button, you can crop the area of the screen to capture only a portion of the screen.
  3. Hint: Your screenshots are saved in the Screenshots folder in your gallery.

How to Take a Screenshot on Chromebook?

How To Take a Screenshot In Chromebook

How do you capture a screenshot on a Google-owned OS? Here we go:
  1. Taking a Screenshot of Your Entire Screen on a Chromebook: Hold down Ctrl + Switch Window []]] key to capture a full screenshot.
  2. Taking a Screenshot of a Portion of the Screen on a Chromebook: Hold down Ctrl + Shift + Switch Window key []]] to capture a partial screenshot of your screen.

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows PC & Laptop?

How To Take a Screenshot On Windows PC

Do you want to learn how to take a screen on Windows? Yes, any Windows you can imagine from XP to Vista to 7, and 8.1.
  1. Taking a Screenshot of Your Entire Screen on Windows: Open the Microsoft Paint. Push the PrintScn button. Paste by right-clicking into MS Paint. You can save it as a file.
  2. Taking a Screenshot of a Portion of the Screen on Windows: You need to take the screenshot of your entire screen, and then, you need to crop with MS Paint. If you want to save as a file, you will see the File in the upper left-hand side of the MS Paint toolbar.

How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone 6/7/8 & iPhone X?

How To Take a Screenshot in iPhone X

How do you capture a screenshot on an iPhone? Here we go:
  1. Taking a Screenshot of Your Entire Screen on iPhone 8 or Earlier: Push down the Power button and press the Home button simultaneously. You will see a tiny thumbnail in the left corner of your screen. Make sure you don’t activate the Siri; otherwise, she will let you take a screenshot.
  2. Taking a Screenshot of Your Entire Screen on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, & 11 Pro Max: Press and hold the Side button that exists on the right side of your iPhone with FaceID. Now press the Volume Up button at the same instant.

Conclusion:

  1. In Windows, The PrtScn does the magic. Macbook has a built function to capture screenshot press ⌘ command+shift+4.
  2. In Linux, just pressing PrtScn button lets you capture the screen.
    In Chromebook, pressing ctrl+ buttons are enough to get the work done.
  3. In an iPhone 8 Plus & earlier, push down the Sleep/Wake and Home button simultaneously.
    In iPhone X and Later Press Sleep/Wake+Volume up Buttons at same time.
You have learned how to take a screenshot in any Windows, either it is XP or Windows 10, Macbook either it is Air or Pro, Linux either Ubuntu or Mint, Android either Pie or Oreo, Chromebook, and PC.

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