HP laptops come with a built-in screenshot function that allows you to quickly and easily take a screenshot of the active screen. Taking a screenshot is one of the most accessible, yet highly effective, operations in today’s digital world. It lets you save any visible portion of your computer screen at a given moment. The article will show you different ways in which you can utilize the latest Windows operating system to take a screenshot.
The picture is worth a thousand words, and turn-by-turn pictures prove this adage. A screenshot, also known as a screen grab or screen cap, is frequently the difference between losing and not figuring out something. It is very hard to imagine that the ability to capture anything you see on your screen at will can be so beneficial.
How to Take a Screenshot on an HP Laptop
Taking a screenshot on an HP laptop is a very simple process. All you need to do is press the “Print Screen” key on your keyboard, and the screenshot will be automatically saved to your clipboard. From there, you can paste it into any document or email message.
Method – 1: Take a screenshot of the whole screen Windows Key + Prt Sc
Press the Print Screen or PrtScn key on your keyboard.
Go to This PC > Pictures.
All your screenshots will be stored under the folder ‘Screenshots’.
Method – 2: Snipping Tool
The Rectangular Snip is the common mode that we are using where you would select a rectangular portion of your screen that you want to take a screenshot of.
The Free-form Snip, as the name implies, lets you capture a part of your screen in a shape that you want, using your hand to draw the boundaries. This is better if there are some parts that you don’t want to be captured but would be captured if you use the regular Rectangular Snip.
The Window Snip is the mode that you would want to use if you want to capture a specific window on your screen.
The Full-screen Snip lets you capture your whole screen.
Go to the Start Menu and type ‘Snipping Tool’ in the search bar. Once the application opens, you’ll see a variety of options at your disposal.
Click on ‘New’ or ‘Ctrl + N’. You can choose your desired shape from the screenshot from the number of modes Snipping Tool has to offer.
Once you’ve captured your screenshot, you can save it in your desired location by pressing Ctrl + S.
To take a screenshot on a laptop that has no Print Screen button, you may press the Fn key + Windows key + Space Bar at the same time. It will automatically take a screenshot exactly like those with a direct Print Screen key on their keyboard.
Snipping Tool For Full and Cropped Screenshots
To open the snipping tool, press the Windows logo key + Shift + S (if you’re on Windows 10 or higher). Else, search for the snipping tool in the search bar.
Once the snipping tool is open, you can choose the Mode you want to snip in, and define the area and size of the screenshot.
The screenshot will be auto copied to your clipboard, and a dialog box will open up. Click on this to edit your screen capture further.