There are roughly three ways to capture screenshots using the Windows standard built-in screen capture tool.
《1》= [Print Screen: Print Screen] to capture the whole monitor(Display)
《2》Capturing the active window;
《3》Capturing only what is needed using the Snipping Tool.
Capturing the whole monitor screen
This is a method to capture everything of all screens currently displayed on the monitor, usingkey on the keyboard.
Captured screens are temporarily stored on the clipboard, and it is common to import and edit screens captured by image-editing software such as Paint and Photoshop.
However, it is troublesome work that takes time and effort from screen capture to image editing as not all screens are wanted.
As a way to capture the screen on Windows, copy everything displayed on the monitor using the= Print Screen key on the keyboard and temporarily save it on the clipboard.
It is common to import and edit screens captured by image-editing software such as Paint and Photoshop.
Using thekey as follows will capture all monitor screens.
Capturing only the active window
This is a more advanced capture method than thekey above.
Holding down thekey on your keyboard, and press to capture only the programs or windows that are currently active on the display.
Since we want to capture only a 1《Settings》 window inside the red frame on the monitor screen as follows, selecting 《Settings》 window to be active, press thekey, holding down key.
Once captured images are saved to the clipboard.
Paste on “paint”
Let’s load and paste the screen captured image into “Paint“, the standard Windows application. First of all, start “Paint” as follows.
Click 1> 2Windows Accessories > 3Paint.
▼ Pressingkey to Paste it on Paint, only the window with red border is pasted as below.
Using the Snipping Tool
The screenshot with thekey key above has the disadvantage of capturing unnecessary images as well.
Needless to say, it is the most efficient task to cut out the necessary parts and store them easily.
There is a tool called Snipping Tool which is built in as Windows standard app since Windows7.
With this tool, you can capture only the desired location on the screen, and you can even write a comment on the image with that pen and save or share it together.
Starting Snipping Tool
First, Click 1> 2Windows Accessories > 3Snipping Tool in Windows10.
Then the “Snipping Tool” window opens as shown below.
Pin Snipping Tool on the taskbar
It is a useful tool, but there are some inconveniences.
Once you use it, it disappears from the monitor screen, so you may need to recall the above steps repeatedly for screen capture, so users who take frequent screen captures may find it cumbersome.
So, if you fix it on the taskbar in the following way, you can use it easily at any time.
1Right-click Snipping Tool, 2more > 3Pin to taskbar, then a 4icon of Snipping Tool on the taskbar is displayed.
Taking a screenshot
As shown below, the Snipping Tool has four types of Mode.