How to take a screenshot on Lenovo and HP laptops

31st August 2023

Taking screenshots is a valuable skill that allows us to capture and share information, images, and moments from our laptop screens.

Whether you own a Lenovo or an HP laptop, knowing how to take screenshots can greatly enhance your productivity and communication.

In this blog article, we will explore various methods to capture screenshots on both Lenovo and HP laptops, catering to different Windows versions.

Lenovo Laptops

Lenovo laptops offer multiple ways to capture screenshots, depending on the operating system in use. Let’s dive into the methods you can use on Windows 10.

How to take a Screenshot using a Lenovo Laptop running Windows 10

Option 1

  • Press and hold the Windows key.
  • Simultaneously press the PrtSc (Print Screen) key.
  • The screen will momentarily dim, indicating that the screenshot is captured.
  • The screenshot will be saved in the “Screenshots” folder within your files.

Option 2

  • Hold down the Windows key.
  • Press the W key.
  • A sidebar menu will appear on the right side of the screen.
  • Select “ScreenSketch” from the menu.
  • Edit the image if desired
  • Click Save

How to take a Screenshot using a Lenovo Laptop not running Windows 10

  • Press the PrtSc key on your keyboard.
  • Open the “Paint” application.
  • Select “Paste” to insert the screenshot.
  • Utilize the editing tools in Paint for any annotations or markups.
  • Click “File”.
  • Save the file as desired.

Taking a Screenshot on an HP Laptop

Irrespective of the model, capturing screenshots on HP laptops is a straightforward process. Let’s explore the methods.

Capturing a Full-Screen Screenshot on HP Laptops

Locate the “Print Screen” key, often labelled as PrtScn or Prt SC.

  • Simultaneously press the Windows and Print Screen keys.
  • The screenshot is now copied to the clipboard.
  • Open an image editing program such as “Paint.”
  • Press CTRL + V to paste the screenshot.
  • Save the file in a preferred format, such as JPG or PNG.

How to capture a Partial Screenshot using an HP Laptop

  • Press the Windows + Shift + S keys simultaneously.
  • The screen will fade into a white overlay, and your cursor will transform into a crosshair.
  • Select the area of the screen you want to capture.
  • Open an image editing program.
  • Press CTRL + V to paste the screenshot.
  • Save the file in your desired format.

Being adept at taking screenshots empowers you to efficiently communicate, document, and share information from your Lenovo or HP laptop.

Whether you are using Windows 10 or an earlier version, the methods outlined in this article provide simple and effective ways to capture and save screenshots.

Remember to utilize the appropriate key combinations and follow the steps to tailor the screenshots to your specific requirements.

By mastering these techniques, you can enhance your productivity and effectively convey information in various professional and personal scenarios.

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