In this opportunity, we are going to teach you how to do the screenshot Windows 11, so you can save the images you want and use them whenever you want.

Take a screenshot using keyboard commands

This is the traditional way you can make these captures. Windows 11 brings certain commands by default that will help you for this and they are the following:

Win + Print Screen: This key combination will allow you to save the screenshot using a .PNG format file and this will be saved in the Screenshots folder which is inside Images.

Win+Shift+S: This is a method that will allow you to access different tools, which will allow you to know the area of ​​the screen in which you want to capture. 

Using these tools you will be able to immediately gain access to various functions without having to open additional applications, are from Microsoft or from other manufacturers. As soon as you use this command, four options will appear, which are the following:

  • Full screen cutout.
  • Freely.
  • rectangle type.
  • From window.

The option Full screen cropping It will allow you to take a screenshot of the entire screen, as well as when you use the Print Screen key command and the content will only be saved to the clipboard.

Using the option Freeform clipping The area that you are going to select can be customized with the shape that you are looking to achieve.

If you decide to use Rectangular cutout, This gives access to different tools that will serve to know which area of ​​the screen you are looking to capture.

Now to finish this point, the option Window cutout what it will do is ask which window you want to capture and only capture the content that will be in it, causing it to be stored in the clipboard.

Take a screenshot with the Snipping tool

You can use this tool by combining the keyboard with the mouse and you can get the screenshots with the following procedure:

  • Locates the key with the Windows logo + Shift + S. The desktop will go dark momentarily while you are selecting an area for the capture to be made.
  • You will notice that Rectangular mode will be selected by much more default. You could change the shape of this cutout by choosing one of these options: Shapeless, rectangular, windowed or full screen mode.
  • The capture will be copied to the clipboard automatically. As soon as you take the screenshot When a notification appears, you must select it to see other editing options.

There is a way to use this tool only with the mouse and it is the following:

  • Select start and then type “Clipping Tool” then choose the results you find.
  • Choose the option New and proceeds to take a screenshot.

After doing this, what follows is the same as what you have been able to observe in the previous procedure to use the tool, follow the same instructions.

Use the Xbox Gamebar to take screenshots

Another Windows 11 screenshot option is the Xbox Gamebar. According to the content that a screen has You can take a capture or also record a video (There is no compatibility in all applications) and this can be done in MP4 or PNG format according to the video.

If you want to access the Xbox Gamebar, you could choose by the Win + G key combination. you can also type Gamebar in the search bar and there you can open this utility, then some options will appear, the first icon you will see can offer you the same functions available when using the Win + Print Screen combination.

In this way, a .PNG file will be generated and it will be stored in a folder named Swamp catches. On the other hand, if you press the Win + R key combination, the video recording will start, this recording can be stopped if you press the square button that bears the name Arrest, the content will be saved in the folder Catches which is inside the folder Video.

By Manuel Garrido

Graduated in Computer Science, passionate about writing and technology. In Digital Guides I am going to offer you the best tutorials of the tools that I master the most, as well as recommendations of apps and programs that will surely interest you.