Do you want to take a screenshot on laptop in the easiest way? Do you a windows user? If yes then this tutorial is for you. In this article, we have to show how to take screenshot on laptop easily and quickly. Sometimes we need to take a screenshot of our laptop or desktop screen for our work. Or if you are a game lover and want to capture the best score or magic moment than you need to know the way to take a screenshot. There are many third party apps available to take a screenshot that's are some paid and some free. If you want to capture your screen without any cost then windows default screenshot way is the best solution for you. Let's go to see the easiest way to take screenshot on laptop.

how to take screenshot on laptop

How to take screenshot on laptop


Method 1: Use the Snipping Tool


I love this method to take a screenshot and I follow this way for my work. The snipping tool is an awesome computer app to take screenshots. You can use this tool to take any kind of screenshot. Again you can use this tool to do some light editing.

How to take screenshot on laptop by snipping tool



  • In your windows search box type "snipping tool"

how to take screenshot on laptop by Snipping tool

how to take screenshot on laptop by Snipping tool

  • Now click on the software.


how to take screenshot on laptop by Snipping tool

  • Click on the "New" option

how to take screenshot on laptop by Snipping tool

  • Select how much area you want to take capture


  • Click on "Save As" button or press Ctrl + S from your keyboard


how to take screenshot on laptop by Snipping tool

  • Now Select the folder to save your image file.


how to take screenshot on laptop by Snipping tool

  • Select the image format example: jpg, png.


how to take screenshot on laptop by Snipping tool

  • Click on the "Save" button.

how to take screenshot on laptop by snipping tool

It’s done.

Method 2:  Use the keyboard shortcut: PrtScn (Print Screen) or CTRL + PrtScn



This first way to take a screenshot on windows is well known in all windows user and this method works on all version of windows. Ok, let’s start the method.

  • Firstly from your keyboard press the PrtScr (Print Screen) key or CTRL+PrtScn keys. Windows creates a screenshot of the whole screen of your computer and it saved into the clipboard.


How to Take Screenshot on Laptop PrtScn (Print Screen) or CTRL + PrtScn


  • Secondly, you should open an Image editor like paint.


How to Take Screenshot on Laptop PrtScn (Print Screen) or CTRL + PrtScn


  • After opening the image editor just paste (Ctrl + V from your keyboard) the image from the clipboard.


How to Take Screenshot on Laptop PrtScn (Print Screen) or CTRL + PrtScn


Now you can save your screenshot as an image file with any image format. Again you can edit your screenshot in this image editor.

Method 3:  Using the keyboard shortcut: Windows + PrtScn



By using this method you need not any image editor to save the screenshot in your hard drive. Just press Windows + PrtScn keys from your keyboard.

How to Take Screenshot on Laptop windows + PrtScn

Now windows automatically store the screenshot into the pictures library in the Screenshots folder.

How to Take Screenshot on Laptop windows + PrtScn


The image file name will be like "Screenshot(number).png". The number will vary how many screenshots you have taken.

How to Take Screenshot on Laptop windows + PrtScn


If you are windows 10 user then you can also find the screenshots image files by going to "Folders -> Pictures -> Screenshots."

Besides creating and saving the screenshot files windows also place a copy of the screenshot in the clipboard.

Method 4: Use the keyboard shortcut: Alt + PrtScn


In this method just Alt + PrtScn from your keyboard. The screenshot has done and it saved on your clipboard.

How to Take Screenshot on Laptop Alt + PrtScn


Now open any image editor example Paint or any other and paste (Ctrl + V from your keyboard) the image and save it with any an image format that you want and if you want you can edit your screenshot with your own choice.

Method 5: Use the keyboard shortcut: Windows + Shift + S (Windows 10 only)



  • If you are a windows 10 user then press Windows + Shift + S keys from your keyboard.


  • After did this process the screen is dimmed and a cursor is shown to draw the area how much area you want to take a screenshot.


  • Now press the left key of your mouse button and draw the area that you want to take capture and release the mouse button.


  • If you are a touchscreen user then draw the area that you want to take capture with your finger or pen on your computer screen.  


  • The screenshot has done and it saved on the clipboard.


  • Now open any image editing app and press Ctrl + V from your keyboard to paste the screenshot on image editing app.


How to Take Screenshot on Laptop windows + Shift + S

Now you can edit and save your image.

Best screenshot software for 2019



Lightscreen is a very easy tool to take a screenshot. This screenshot tool allows you to automate the process of saving &cataloging screenshots. I love this tool.


What are its main features?
  • This tool for Windows and Linux.
  • Very easy to access.
  • Best 6 configurable actions with global hotkey access.
  • Uploading the screenshot to imgur.com.
  • Preview window to see your screenshot.


How to take screenshot by Lightscreen?


  • Firstly click on the Lightscreen icon

How to take screenshot by Lightscreen

  • Secondly, drag and select how much area you want to take capture and release your mouse right button.


How to take screenshot by Lightscreen


  • Thirdly press (CTRL +s) key from your keyboard. Or follow this bellow picture.


How to take screenshot by Lightscreen


  • Fourthly select your folder location where you want to save the screenshot.


How to take screenshot by Lightscreen


  • Fifthly select the image extension for example PNG, JPEG, BMP


How to take screenshot by Lightscreen

  • And finally, press on the "save" option. 


How to take screenshot by Lightscreen


Work is done!


Which is the best method for taking screenshot on laptop?



In this tutorial as you can see we have shared many ways to take a screenshot. Which method do you love to take your screenshot? Don't forget to share via comment. If you think this tutorial about how to take screenshot on laptop is useful then please share this article with your friends. Have a great day!