How to Take Screenshots in Windows 10 or Windows 11

There are many reasons why you might take a screenshot in Windows 10 or 11. You might want to show a co-worker or friend how to use an app. Maybe you need to take a snippet of a web page, highlight the relevant part and share it on social media. Or maybe you have an image stuck in one of your programs that you can’t export any other way.

Whatever the reason, there are plenty of ways to take screenshots in Windows and the method you choose should depend on what you need to capture and how you intend to share it. Below, we’ll show you how to take screenshots that capture your entire desktop or specific parts of it, including web pages or frames from YouTube videos. If you need to capture video, see our tutorial on how to record screen in Windows.

Print screen key Captures screenshots to the clipboard