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How To Take a Screenshot on Samsung Laptop

Samsung Laptop

Samsung laptops are well known for their exceptional hardware, sophisticated features, and overall quality and durability. It feels great to have one. But, if you started using a Samsung laptop recently, you probably need to know how to take a screenshot on the device. 

Take a look bellowing explanation on how to execute these methods and grab an awesome screenshot without having to install any additional software. We’ll also outline two bonus methods, which you don’t want to miss if your laptop is running on Windows 10. 

3 Easy Methods to Screenshot on Samsung Laptop

There are three simple methods to take a screenshot on a Samsung laptop. The first is by using the “Ctrl” + “PrtScrn” (Print Screen) buttons. Then, the second is by using the “Windows” + “PrtScrn” keys on your keyboard, and lastly, with the help of the “Windows Snipping Tool.” Take a look at the detail of these three methods in the explanations below and two additional ways for Windows 10 users.

Method #1: Use the Ctrl + PrtScrn Keys

This method allows you to take a full-screen capture by pressing the “Ctrl” + “PrtScrn.” You’ll hear a click when you do that, and a screenshot of your entire computer screen will be available on the clipboard. From there, paste the image to any app like Paint by pressing “Ctrl” + “V.” Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to the screen you wish to take a screenshot of and press the “Ctrl” + “PrtScrn.” 
  2. Open any image editor such as Photo Editor or Paint.
  3. Press “Ctrl” + “V” to paste the screen capture. You can edit the image if you want; for example, you may choose to crop it and only save the screen section you require. 
  4. Press “Ctrl” + “S” to save the final image on your computer. That’s it!
Note

You only need to use a photo editor if you want to save your screenshot on your computer. Otherwise, you can paste the image directly to the document you create or edit. Just ensure you place the cursor where you want the screenshot to appear and then press “Ctrl” + “V.” 

Method #2: Use the Windows Snipping Tool

The Windows Snipping Tool offers a convenient way to take screenshots on your Samsung laptop. It’s fast and reliable. With this tool, you can grab screenshots in many ways: active window, full screen, free-form, or rectangular. These are the steps to use the tool:

  1. Click the “Windows Start Menu.” Type “Snipping Tool” on the search box and click on it when it appears on the list.
  2. Take a screen capture of the area you wish to take of a screenshot. 
  3. Click on the “Save” option to save the screenshot on your selected location. You can also press “Ctrl” + “S” to save the snip.  
Note

You can paste the screenshot directly on the document you’re editing without saving the image. Keep the cursor on the spot where you want the image to appear, and press “Ctrl” + “V” to paste it. 

Method #3: Press the Windows + PrtScrn Keys

You can take a specific area of your computer screen using the “Windows” + “PrtScrn” keys. Similar to Method #1, you may hear a click once you press the buttons, and the screenshot will be available on the computer’s clipboard

  1. Go to the screen you wish to take a screenshot of and press the “Ctrl” + “PrtScrn.” 
  2. Open your favorite image editor and paste the image there. You can either use the “Paste” button or “Ctrl” + “V.”
  3. Press the “Ctrl” + “S” to save the screenshot.

Bonus Methods for Windows 10 Users

Bonus Method #1: Use Windows 10 Game Bar

Windows 10 comes with Game Bar as a built-in software for gamers to take screenshots on their computers or record gameplay. You can use this feature to capture images of your screen as well. Here are the steps:

  1. Press the “Windows” + “G” to open the Game Bar. Alternatively, you can also search the software on the “Windows” menu and start from there. 
  2. Once the Game Bar opens, take the screenshot you want by tapping the camera icon on the capture menu. 
  3. Access your screenshot by following the path “Videos” > “Capture Folder” or click the Show All Capture” button beneath the camera icon.

Bonus Method #2: Use The Snip & Sketch Tool

Windows 10 Snip & Sketch Tool offers similar image capturing capabilities to the Snipping Tool. Using this built-in software is easy and fast. These are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the “Windows Start Menu” and search “Snip & Sketch.” Once it appears on the menu, click to open it. 
  2. Click on the arrow next to “New” to launch the “Delay” drop-down menu. Choose “New” to open the Snipping Bar. 
  3. Choose a snipping model. Select any section of your screen to take a screenshot if you choose “Fullscreen Snip” or “Windows Snip.” Alternatively, you can click and drag the area you wish to snip if you choose “Freeform Snip” or “Rectangular Snip.” 
  4. Choose the “Copy” option if you want to edit and save the original snip. You can also choose “Share” to share the image with others. 
Note

You can take a screenshot quickly using Snip & Sketch tool by pressing the “Windows” + “Shift” + “S” keys on your keyboard. That launches the Snipping Bar, which allows you to choose a mode and snip without opening the Snip & Sketch program. 

Summary

In this article, we’ve covered three methods of taking a screenshot on a Samsung laptop. These include using the use of “Ctrl” + “PrtScrn” or “Windows”+ “PrtScrn” keys on your keyboard and using Windows Snipping Tool. We’ve also outlined different approaches as a bonus for taking a screenshot on Windows 10. We leave it up to you to choose the best way for you! 

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