Hewlett-Packard or HP is one of the most popular brands of computers around the world. They come with several applications that you would find helpful including programs for maintaining the PC’s health and managing files. They also have different connection ports that let you connect various devices like MP3 player, mobile device, USB, camera and external hard drive.
One of the things that you can do if you have this computer or laptop is to take a screenshot. One of the reasons why you may want to do this is to show how specific steps are done so they would be easier to follow. Another possible reason for taking a screenshot on HP is showing the specific screen or error that you’re getting so technical support could understand your concern better. Whatever the reason is, there are various ways on how to take a screenshot on your computer and we’ll get to know them one by one in this article.
Taking Screenshots with Keyboard Shortcuts
There are different shortcuts that you can use for desktops and laptops on Windows. Let me share with you the shortcut keys. If you have Windows OS on an HP desktop, simply tap the “PrntScrn” key and an image of your screen will be automatically captured. Paste it on an application like Word or Paint and then save it. The steps on how to screenshot on an HP laptop are the same, you just need to press the “Fn-PrntScrn” keys at the same time and then paste it to anywhere you want.
If you wish to edit the image you captured right after taking screenshots, there are professional tools that you can use. Let’s go through the steps on how to take a screenshot on HP using these tools.
Professional Tools to Screenshot on HP Computer
A free tool that you can use on your Windows HP desktop or laptop is Free Screenshot Capture. It’s a full-featured yet simple program that can be used online or offline. It supports multiple screenshot modes. With it, you can feel free to snapshot anything displayed on computer including application, whole screen, selected area, etc. Aside from saving an image of your screen, you may also add annotation, as well as upload it or share with other people.
To use this program, go to its site and click “Take Screenshot”. Click the camera button on the window that pops up and start taking your screenshot. You’ll see various options on the lower right side of the region you captured, including adding shapes and texts for annotations. You can save the image to your computer, upload it online or print it. Sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest is also supported.
Remember that these tools allow you to capture what you see on your screen. However, how can you achieve the screen capturing goal if you want to capture the web page that extends beyond the screen? The solution for this is to use Webpage Screenshot Capture.
Capture Whole Web Page on HP
Webpage Screenshot Capture is a web based application that enables to take a screenshot of any web pages you want. It would let you save the image of any web page using the webpage URL, edit and add annotations, then save the screenshot in the format you prefer. This application above is available to use, you can try it right now!
Simply copy and paste the URL of the page that you would like to save and wait for the process to complete. Then, you’ll get a preview of the captured page and the options to change the image quality and format. After that, you can save it online or on your computer. If you wish to edit the image, you may save it online then click “edit”.
Now that we have discussed the possible options on how to screenshot on HP laptop and desktop, you may choose which method is more convenient for you. Taking a screenshot using keyboard shortcuts is convenient but it doesn’t offer the editing options that Free Screenshot Capture has. And when it comes to saving a whole web page, Webpage Screenshot Capture is clearly the top choice as it can capture the entire page.