How to Take a Screenshot on HP Laptop – Screencaps, screengrabs, screenshot – depending on what you want to call them, this special operation allows you to capture an image of your computer desktop.
To screenshot comes in handy at work when you want to show coworkers webpage edits when you want to skype-call during this pandemic and you decide to snap a picture of your family from other countries, to be able to grab those moments directly from your screen and to save those images as files is one of the game- changers of the new computer age.
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How to Take a Screenshot on an HP Laptop
The default way for full screen
HP desktops and laptops runs in windows or chrome operating system, this means that you can snap screenshots via a simple keyboard click. Specifically located at the top right of your keyboard, the print screen key may be abbreviated as PrtScn or Prt SC. This button will allow you to capture your entire desktop screen.
However, the image captured is not immediately saved, it’s actually copied to your computer’s clipboard. Follow the following steps to turn that floating screengrab into an image file you can save.
- Press the window key and print screen at the same time to capture the entire screen. Your screen will dim for a moment to indicate a successful snapshot.
- Open an image editing program (Microsoft paint, GIMP, Photoshop, and PaintShop PrO
- Open a new image and press CTRL + V to paste the screenshot. You can also right- click and press paste
- Save the file as a JPG or PNG and place it into an easily accessible folder for quick sharing.
The alternative default way for Partial Screen
If you don’t want to take a screenshot of your entire screen, instead a portion of your screen, using Snip & Sketch makes selective screenshotting easier than ever.
Windows 10 laptops introduced the new default feature in an October 2018 update, effectively allowing users to grab portions of their screen without the need for third- party applications. These steps will guide you through the grab and save process.
- Press the Windows key + Shift + S at the same time. Your screen will fade to a white overlay and your cursor will change from a pointed cursor to a crosshair cursor
- Select the portion of your screen that you wish to grab. The snippet will disappear from your screen and copy onto your computer’s clipboard.
- Open an image editing program
- Open a new image and tap CTRL + V to paste the screenshot.
- Save the screenshot as a JPG OR PNG file and place it into an easy access folder.
Whether your laptop operates on windows Vista, windows 7,8, or 10, the snipping tool is an excellent integrated feature that allows you to select any- size portions of your screen for instant grabbing.
Since all windows desktop computers come equipped with the snipping tool, the application lives within your start menu. Once accessed, these steps will lead you through 3- steps screenshotting process.
- Within the snipping tool application, press “New‘’ or CTRL + N to create a new snip.
- Using the crosshair cursor, drag the cursor to make a rectangular outline of the desired area.
- Within the snipping tool toolbar, press the disk icon to save the screenshot as a PNG or JPEG file.
Perfect for the avid annotator and photo editor, Snagit offers an easy-to-use interface and a number of added features that make screenshotting a breeze.
Snagit supports video grabbing that can record a scrolling screen. These steps will ensure you’re screen grabbing with efficiency.
- Once download, open the Snagit application
- At the top of your screen, press the red circle button to access the screenshot camera
- Select the camera icon for a screenshot image or the recorder icon for a screenshotted video.
- Select the portion of the screen you wish to snap
- Your desktop image will appear in the Snagit application. You can edit, annotate, resize, copy and save the clipped image from there.