3 tips for taking faster screenshots in Windows 10 [Tip]

windows-829947_960_720Most people think that when using Windows, you can take fast screenshots easily. In fact, you can see a button (Print Screen or Print Sc) dedicated for taking screenshots on your keyboard. By pressing this button, you can take screenshots easily in Windows. But the problem with this approach is that you need to paste the screenshot captured into Paint or in a document and then save it on your system. Do you think you need the ability to take faster screenshots in your Windows 10 machine? Here are some tips for taking faster screenshots in Windows 10 system.

Tips for Taking Faster Screenshots in Windows 10

By Modifying the Key Combinations: In Windows 10, you can modify the key combination to take faster screenshots and it will automatically save it in your system as an image file. You can see the images saved by default to My Computer > Pictures > Screenshots.

To activate this functionality, you need to hold the Windows key along with the Print Screen key. However, with this functionality it captures the entire screen, which means that if you have dual monitors, it captures both the screens. If you want to capture just one screen, you need to press the Alt Key along with the Print Screen key and the Windows key. Now, by clicking on the Window whose screen shot you need to take, you can capture the screen and save it.  But, here too, there is a problem. The Alt key together with the Print Screen key won’t work unless you create a hotkey for one of them. So, the best option for the user is to save the images directly to your Dropbox or OneDrive and then access it from there.

Using OneDrive:  For using One Drive, you should first ensure that One Drive is pre-installed with your Microsoft Windows 10 on your system. To enable the feature in OneDrive, from the Taskbar, in the notification area, click show hidden icon buttons. Now, locate for OneDrive and then right click on it. Next, go to the Settings item and click on it. By opening the auto save tab, you need to select the option “Automatically save screenshots I capture to OneDrive.” This will automatically save the captured images in OneDrive and is an easy way to take faster screenshots in Windows 10.

Using DropBox: To enable the feature in DropBox, from the Taskbar, in the notification area, click show hidden icon buttons. Next, locate the DropBox icon and then right click on it. Go to the Settings option and click on it. Click on the Preference option and then open the Import tab. Now, check the checkbox near to “Share screenshots using DropBox.” This is another easy method for taking faster screenshots in Windows 10.

Windows 10 also comes with pre-installed software named “Snipping Tool.” Using the tool, you can capture a part of your screen and save it locally or send it via email or Skype. The tool is user friendly and easy to use. It is one of the popular methods to take faster screenshots in Windows 10.

Conclusion

Windows 10 has come up with very good features for making its user’s jobs easy. For taking faster screenshots in Windows 10, you can use any one of the above given methods. All the methods are easy and save your time and you don’t need to install any app for taking faster screenshots in Windows 10.

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  • robcr

    PicPick is free and much better.
    You can use hotkeys, and the grab appears instantly in PicPick’s editor.
    You can do things (annotate) to the image now or later.
    You can take more grabs, and they build up in Tabs in the Editor

    That is about as close to perfection as you can get,
    Rob