Hi, it’s HandyAndy Tech Tips here, and today I’m going to show you two ways to take a screenshot in Windows 10. The first one is called the Paint method, and it’s useful if you want to capture your entire screen. So first what you want to do is press the Print Screen key on your keyboard – it’s usually directly above the Insert key on desktop keyboards.
Next, go into your Search Windows box and type Paint, then click on the Desktop app called Paint. Once in Paint, you want to click on the Paste button, which is in the top left-hand corner above the Canvas. You’ll then get this nice full-screen screenshot. To save it, open the File menu and click Save As. Type a name for it, here I’ve chosen “my amazing screenshot”, which is a pretty nice name, and then choose a file format, you can see that there’s a lot of different formats here, I’d usually choose PNG, which I think is the best.
So choose PNG, then click Save, and you’ve just saved a screenshot! The second method is called the Snipping Tool Method, and it allows you to have greater control over your screenshots. To use this method, go into your Search Windows box and type “Snipping Tool”, then click on the desktop app called Snipping Tool. Now this app has quite a few options,and you can select them by pressing the down arrow near the New button. So the first option is free-form snip, and this allows you to grab a particular region of your screen by drawing around it.
And then when I release my mouse button, it gives me the region of the screen encompassed by the shape. So the next option is window snip, and this can be used to capture anything that is classed as a window, like a web browser window, a Windows Explorer window or even the taskbar. So as you can see, I can click on the taskbar, and it gives me a snip of just the taskbar. Another option is full-screen snip, which captures the entire screen, just like the Paint method. And the final option is rectangular snip, which allows you to draw a rectangle around the area you want to snip, and it just gives you the area encompassed by the rectangle.
Now if you want to save a snip, then just click on the floppy disc icon, the little Save icon there, and it gives you a save dialog, just like Paint, so I’ll type in “my second amazing screenshot”, because everybody can agree that it’s pretty incredible, and click Save. You’ve just taken a screenshot with the Snipping Tool! Hey, if you’re a gamer and you like to watch awesome, hilarious game playthroughs, then have I got the channel for you! It’s Volatile Stovel. He’s an awesome gamer, he’s actually an Australian gamer, and his latest video is just an absolutely awesome playthrough of Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, you have to watch it to believe it, it’s side-splittingly funny, he’s so hilarious. So make sure you go to his channel and watch that video, and make sure you subscribe to his channel, because he’s got heaps of multi-part playthroughs, many of them in 1080p60, coming your way. So go to Volatile Stovel by clicking….. the screen…. now. And talking about subscribing, please subscribe to my channel, HandyAndy Tech Tips, if you enjoyed this video and want more how-tos. Thanks so much for watching!