In Part 1 of how to take screenshots in Windows, I talked about how to take screenshots of errors or specific windows.  What if you want to take a screen shot of your whole screen(s)? In part two I will should you how to take fullscreen screenshots in Windows. The process is almost identical, there is only one small difference. Take a look at the instructions below.

If you didn’t see Part 1, you can find it here: How to take screenshots in Windows, Part 1

Option 1:

  1. Press PrtScn (Print Screen)
    • How to take fullscreen screenshots in Windows
  2. Click on your start button and start typing “paint”
  3. Click on “Paint”
    • How to take fullscreen screenshots in Windows
  4. Press Ctrl + V
    • How to take fullscreen screenshots in Windows
  5. Click on File in the upper left and select Save As -> JPEG picture
    • How to take fullscreen screenshots in Windows
  6. Select were you want to save your image and give it a name, then click on “Save”
  7. Now you can send the file to anyone

 

Option 2 (preferred):

  1. Download and install Skitch – Download it here (if you didn’t already in part 1)
    • Skitch is a free tool for Windows provided by Evernote
  2. Startup Skitch
  3. Click on the downward pointing arrow next to “screen snap” at the top
    • How to take fullscreen screenshots in Windows
  4. Click on “Fullscreen”
    • How to take fullscreen screenshots in Windows
  5. Press Ctrl+Shift+S
    • How to take fullscreen screenshots in Windows
  6. Select were to save the image and give it name
    • I also recommend changing the file type to JPEG
  7. Now you can send that file to anyone

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