How to Screenshot on Windows 11

How to Screenshot on Windows 11

Screenshots are an easy and reliable way to share your screen with friends, family, or co-workers.

A screenshot can capture memorable gaming moments, help you share a funny image with friends, or send an important document to your boss.

There are several ways to take screenshots on Windows 11, (and, they’re not that much different from taking screenshots on Windows 10) and one of them is sure to fit your needs.

Follow the steps below to learn the best methods to take a screenshot.

Take a Screenshot of Your Entire Screen

The easiest way to take a screenshot of the whole screen is by pressing the Print Screen key. However, this method doesn’t provide feedback that a screenshot was taken and doesn’t save it. Instead, it’s stored on your clipboard.

  1. Press the Print Screen key on your keyboard.Print Screen Key
  2. Click on the Start button in the middle of your taskbar.Windows Start
  3. Search for Paint.Search for Paint
  4. Click on Paint.Paint
  5. Press Ctrl + V in Paint to paste the image. You can also paste the image in other image editing programs or on other apps like Discord or Whatsapp.

Take a Screenshot of Your Entire Screen and Save It

To save screenshots you take to a folder automatically, use the Windows + Print Screen key combination. The screen will flash, indicating that a screenshot was taken. You can find saved screenshots by following these steps.

  1. Press Windows + Print Screen to save a screenshot.Windows + Print Screen
  2. Click on the Folder in the middle of your taskbar.Taskbar Folder
  3. Click on Pictures on the left-hand menu.Pictures
  4. Double click the Screenshots folder.Sceenshots Folder

Take a Screenshot of Parts of Your Screen

Sometimes you only want to share a small portion of your screen instead of everything. Thankfully, Windows 11 has the perfect tool for the job.

Instead of taking a regular screenshot then editing it, you can press Windows + Shift + S to activate the Windows 11 snipping tool. It allows you to take screenshots of specific areas of your screen.

Snipping Tool

The tool offers four modes of taking screenshots: Rectangular, Freeform, Window, and Fullscreen. Once the screenshot is taken, it will be saved to your clipboard, allowing you to paste it anywhere.

After taking the screenshot, you can click on the preview window at the bottom right, opening a screenshot edit tool.

Screenshot With Snipping Tool Preview

Take a Delayed Screenshot Using The Snipping Tool

We can use the Snipping Tool built-in with Windows 11 to take delayed screenshots if you need to take a screenshot that requires timing.

  1. Click on the Start button in the middle of your taskbar.Windows Start
  2. Search for Snipping Tool.Search for Snipping Tool
  3. Click on Snipping Tool.Click on Snipping Tool
  4. Once the Snipping Tool app has opened, click on No delay.No delay
  5. Choose between 3, 5, or 10 seconds delay.Snipping Tool Delay
  6. Click on New to take a delayed screenshot.New Screenshot

You can also press Windows + Shift + S to take a delayed screenshot from this screen. Remember that you need to open the snipping tool first before taking a delayed screenshot.

Emerson Bossi

I'm a freelance content writer with over three years in the industry and a Computer Science bachelor's. I also worked for more than four years in the tech industry before becoming a writer!

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