Do you want to take screenshots in Windows 11 but don’t know how to go about it? Whether you want to capture the entire screen or just parts of the screen, this guide will prove to you that taking screenshots in Windows 11 is a simple process that can be done in 3 different ways.
Take Screenshots in Windows 11
In this guide, we list 3 ways that you can use to take screenshots on Windows 11. You can use Windows+Shift+S keys or Print Screen button or the Game Bar. Here is how;
1. Use Windows+ Shift+ S shortcut
To get started press the “Windows + Shift + S” keys on your keyboard. This prompt will open the Snipping Tool. The snipping tool is a feature that can capture the screen of your laptop. On the snipping tool page, you will be presented with 4 options; Rectangle Mode, Free Form mode, Windows Mode and Fullscreen Mode.
- By default the Rectangle Mode will be selected. The Rectangle Mode allows you to take screen shots of a specific area of the screen in a rectangle form by dragging the cursor from around the area whose screen you want to capture.
- Freeform allows the user to take screenshot in any preferred form/shape.
- Windows Mode captures screen of a selected window.
- Fullscreen Mode captures a full page.
Upon taking the screenshot, it will be copied to the clip board as previewed in the bottom right corner of your screen and if you want to edit the shot, you will have to click on the preview before it disappears in the saved folder. You can also view preview from clipboard history by pressing Windows key + V.
2. Use the Print Screen (PrtScn) Button:
You can also use the traditional “Print Screen” button on your keyboard to take a screenshot. Simply press Windows key + PrtScn button on your keyboard, and all areas of your entire screen will be captured (full page).
3. Use the Game Bar:
If you’re playing a game on your Windows 11 computer, you can use the Game Bar to take screenshots. Press “Windows + G” to open the Game Bar, and then click on the camera icon to take a screenshot. The screenshot will be saved to the “Videos” folder under “Captures.”
Where are Screenshots Saved in Windows 11?
Now that you have seen the different methods on how to take Screenshots, I am sure that you have successfully captured parts of your screen. The question that could be bothering you is where are your screenshots saved. Here is where you can find your screenshots in Windows 11.
- In your Pictures folder on your laptop you will find a Screenshots Folder; that’s where the screenshots will be saved. The screenshot folder is automatically created when you take a screenshot on Windows 11.To access this folder, open File Explorer and navigate to the Pictures folder. Then, select the Screenshots folder to find your screenshots.
- However, if you used the Game Bar to take screen shoots during one of your game sessions, you will find the screenshots in the Videos > Captures Folder: To access this folder, open File Explorer and navigate to the Videos folder. Then, select the Captures folder to find your screenshots.