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Step-by-Step Guide: How to Take Screenshots on Windows 11?

You can easily use the Windows 11 screenshot feature instead of spending your time taking notes of something on your device. You can take a screenshot of everything and everywhere on Windows 11.

In this article, we illustrate how to take screenshots on Windows 11. Read the following content to find out the instructions.

Five Method to Take a Screenshot on Windows 11

There are various methods to take screenshot on Windows 11. While some methods are not new, there are some new features on Windows 11 that helps you to take a screenshot from your display.

Method 1: Taking Screenshot with Keyboard shortcuts


The easiest and fastest method to take a screenshot on Windows 11 is to press the Print Screen (PrtSc) button on your keyboard. This action will not save your image; it just adds it to your clipboard, so you can paste it in different places, such as Word or Paint.

PrtSc + Win

There is a much faster method to take a screenshot on Windows 11. Press the PrtSc + Win keys at the same time. This action will take a screenshot of your display and then saves it automatically to your drive. This image will save on this location Picture>Screenshots and as a PNG file.

To change the file type, you can open your image with the Print application and then save it as any file type that you want.

PrtSc + Alt

You can also take a screenshot from a specific part of your screen by holding the PrtScr + Alt keys on your keyboard. Unfortunately, this action will not save your image to the hard drive, it will just copy it to your clipboard so that, you can paste it in various places.

To save your image, you only need to paste your image into the Paint app and then click on the Save As button.

Method 2: Taking Screenshots with Snipping Tool

If you want to take screenshots in a more advanced way, you can utilize the Snipping Tool feature on Windows 11. By using this app, you can simply edit, save, and even draw on your image.

To take a screenshot via Snipping Tool, walk through the steps below:

  • Open the Snipping Tool app by typing Snipping Tool in the Windows search box
  • Choose the Open option from the menu.
  • In the opened window, choose a Mode, a window mode, a rectangle mode, a full-screen mode, or Free-form mode. 
  • You also have the option of delay, which lets you take screenshots after some time. This option is practical for capturing tooltips and pop-up menus. Click on delay to choose the time in seconds.
  • Click on New after getting ready to take the screenshot. The screen will disappear, and the cursor will change to a cross. If you choose the delay option, the screen will disappear after the selected seconds.
  • If you choose the Rectangular snip mode, you can make a rectangle by clicking and dragging. The rectangle that you made will be the screenshot. 
  • If you choose the Free-form snip, you can click on a shape and draw it. Remember; after stopping the right click, you can take the screenshot. 
  • If you choose the Window snip, you can click on a window you want to take the screenshot of. 
  • If you choose the Full-screen snip after clicking on the screen, you can take a screenshot. 
  • After that, the captured area will be opened in a new window where you can easily save, edit, or draw on your image. If you screenshot a text, you can highlight it or underline your text by Snipping Tool options.

Method 3: Taking Screenshot with the Snip & Sketch Tool

This tool is a successor of the Snipping Tool app on Windows 10. You can easily edit, save, and customize your screenshots with this tool.

To take a screenshot with the Snip & Sketch tool, follow the steps below:

  1. To open this tool, you can hit the Try Snip & Sketch Feature button in the Snipping Tool app or hold the Win + Shift + S hotkey to open the app quickly.
  2. Pic: How To Take A Screenshot In Windows 11 | WePC
  3. Once the Snip & Sketch window popped up, hit the New button from the top right corner of the window to take a new screenshot.
  4. Now, your mouse cursor will turn to a crosshair, and move it to take a screenshot of your desired area.
  5. Now, your screenshot will load into the Snip & Sketch editor. Here, you can edit or draw your image and then save it to your hard drive.

Method 4: Taking Screenshots with the Xbox Game Bar

This method does not allow you to select a specific area to take a screenshot.

To take a screenshot via the Xbox game box, follow these steps:

  1. Hold the Win + G hotkey.
  2. Go to the Capture pane, which is at the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Then, click on the Take Screenshot option.
  4. Instead of the above steps, you can hold the Win + Alt + PrtSc hotkey.
  5. By default, your screenshots will be saved to the Videos/Captures folder.

Method 5: Taking Screenshot with Third-Party Apps

You can also search on the internet to find a suitable screenshot app.

What is Screenshot?

The screenshot is a steady image that is taken from a specific window or area of your display. This image captures every detail of your display exactly.

The screenshot is an awesome way to share various things with friends, forums, or generally on the internet.


In this article, we described various ways to take screenshots in Windows 11. Hopefully, now you can easily take a screenshot from different areas of your screen and save them to your hard drive. Do you know any other methods to take screenshots from your screen? Which method do you prefer? Share your ideas.

Kimia Sh

Kimia is an accomplished author and technology enthusiast with a keen interest in writing about Windows tips and tricks. Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Kimia always had a fascination for technology and its ever-evolving capabilities. After completing her studies in Computer Science, Kimia started working in the software development industry, where she gained extensive experience and technical expertise. Her passion for writing about technology led her to create a blog focused on providing Windows users with useful tips and tricks. Kimia's blog quickly gained popularity, and she became known for her ability to communicate technical concepts in an accessible and easy-to-understand manner. Her articles are praised for their clarity and practicality, and she has developed a loyal following of readers who look to her for advice on getting the most out of their Windows systems. In addition to writing about technology, Kimia is also an accomplished software developer and has contributed to the development of numerous applications and software programs. Her technical expertise gives her a unique perspective on the challenges faced by Windows users, and she is always seeking out new ways to make their lives easier and more efficient. When she's not working on her blog or developing software, Kimia enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She is also an avid traveler and loves to explore new cultures and cuisines. Overall, Kimia is a talented author and technology expert who is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. Her dedication to providing practical, useful advice to Windows users has made her a respected figure in the industry, and she continues to inspire and educate others through her work on her blog and beyond.

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