How Do I Print Screen on PC

Last updated on June 11, 2015 by

Taking a screenshot is important because it allows people to get the images they can’t download or take a screenshot of a software which they can use for demos and tutorials. Taking a print screen on Windows OS is not that difficult. Although there are different versions of Windows OS, there are as well many ways on how to do print screen.  Below are some ways on how do I print screen on PC.

Using the keyboard

Generally, all the Windows OS has keyboard shortcut in taking a screenshot-it is by using the “Prt Scr” button, “Win + Prt Scr” or “Fn + Prt Scr” keys.

How do I print screen on Windows 7 and Windows 8?

To screenshot the entire screen of Windows 7 and Windows 8, simply click on “Prt Scr” key and the image will automatically be copied on the clipboard. Furthermore, in case you want to capture a single window, you can make use of the combination of “Alt + Prt Scr” keys. After using these combinations, simply just open “Paint” or any other editing app you have and paste the image in the editing board. From there, you can edit and save the image in your computer.

How do I print screen on Windows XP?

Although XP is out of date, there are still people who make use of this OS. The only option to take a screenshot on XP is to print screen the entire screen. Just like Windows 7 and 8, you can as well make use of “Prt Scr” key in order to do that.

Using Third Party Tools

How do I print screen on my PC using third party tools? Actually, there many tools to choose in taking a screenshot easily. Below are some of the screenshot tools that I used and still using.

 1. Free Online Screen Capture

This is the tool that I am currently using. This is free and so easy to use. There is no need to sign up for an account or to install anything on the computer. Furthermore, this has editing options allowing users to make the image look great by adding arrows, texts, lines, shapes and more. It also lets users to upload the image in the free Cloud space provided by the site. Once the image is uploaded, it can then be easily shared over social media sites.

Free Screen Capture interface

To do a print screen using this tool, simply follow the steps below:

  • Go to and then click on “Take Screenshot” button.
  • Run the application in the computer and wait for it to appear.
  • Click on the camera icon in the interface of the tool.
  • Drag the part of the screen you want to screenshot and release the mouse.
  • The screenshot will be locked with the editing tool. Edit the image if you need to.
  • Save the image online by clicking on the upload icon on the side part of the image.

In addition to this, this tool has a desktop version which is also free and has all the feature of the online one. You can freely download it by clicking on the download button below.

2. TinyTake

TinyTake screen grabThis is a free tool but it requires installation in the computer. Just like the first one, this tool can print screen anything on the Windows screen. Furthermore, it also has editing options allowing users to edit the image by adding texts, lines, shapes, highlights and more. This tool has also the feature of sharing the images online.

3. Snagit

SnagitSnagit has a free and paid version. It can as well capture anything on the screen and images appear automatically on the editing board. Users can edit and save the image in the computer once it is placed on the editing board. The only fault that this tool has is that it cannot share the image directly on social media sites.

Those are the different ways on how do I print screen on PC. You can choose to use the default way but it is recommended to make use of the third party tool like the Free Online Screenshot as it has many advanced features which are good for users.

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Posted by on July 25, 2014toWindows Screenshot, Follow me on Twitter.Last updated on June 11, 2015

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