We all had to face a situation where we had to take a screenshot on our laptop but did not know how to. So, what we had to do was use our mobile phone’s camera to capture our screen. Or if we did not have our mobile phone in our hands at the moment, we could not do anything but stare helplessly and wished for a better way to capture our screens. And even if we could take one, the pictures did not retain their quality. The output usually came out very sketchy or grainy, and most of all looked very unprofessional.
Fortunately, Lenovo laptops offer us a wide variety of options to capture the screen without using any secondary pieces of equipment but just the computer itself. So, worry not because we are going to talk about some of the methods that we can use to take a screenshot on our Lenovo Laptop.
How to Take a Screenshot on a Lenovo Laptop
Screenshot taking methods vary depending on the type of computer we are using and the software we are using to run our computer. Fortunately, Lenovo offers some options that rely on our software or operating system and also the ones that do not depend on such things.
We can only use this method if we are running Windows 10 on our Lenovo Laptop. It works using a combination of buttons provided on our keyboard. What we are going to do is press and hold the windows button, and while holding the windows button, we have to press the [Prt Sc] (Print Screen) button.
We can see the screenshot is being taken by the screen dimming for a moment. After taking the screenshot, we can find the saved image in the screenshot folder in our files.
The gateway to that folder is: This PC>Pictures>Screenshots.
This method is also for the Lenovo Laptop that is using Windows 10 as its operating system. The combination of buttons that we are going to use this time includes the windows button again. We are going to start by pressing and holding the window button, and while we are holding down the windows button, we will have to press the W button.
We can then see a sidebar menu pop up on the right side of our screen. We will have to select the Screensketch option from the pop-up menu.
This method gives us the option to edit the image any way we want to. After making our preferable edits, we can click save and use the picture.
In the previous methods, we discussed ways of capturing our screen on Lenovo laptops, depending on whether they were running on a particular operating system (in the earlier cases, Windows 10) or not. This method, however, has no such requirements at all. While this method requires more steps, it also combines the functionality of the two.
To use this method, we have to start by pressing the [Prt Sc] (Print Screen) button on our keyboard. This will copy the image of our current screen on the clipboard. We will then have to open paint or similar applications such as Pinta, Adobe Lightroom, Photoscope, Pixlr, etc. and use the paste function to open the image in our chosen program.
We can use the tools available in the program that we are using to edit the picture according to our needs. When we are done, we can go to the File menu to save the image in our files.
There are also practical applications available that are very useful for capturing or recording our screen. Snagit is such an app. We can download and install this program on our computer if we do not have it already. It is available on both Windows and macOS operating systems.
After running this program on our Lenovo laptop, we have to sign in using our account. There is a free trial available, but we can buy the program as well to have access to all its features.
After we have signed in, we can see a Capture button on the program’s screen. After clicking the capture button, we can select the area we want to capture by clicking and dragging the mouse button. And when we are done, we will have to click the camera icon to grab it. Snagit also gives the option and custom tools to edit the image, and after we are done, we can save the image by pressing [Ctrl] (Control)+ S.
Windows offers us a screenshot utility that goes by the name of the Snipping Tool. It can take screenshots of rectangular areas, an open window, the entire screen, or a free-form area.
To use this tool, we can locate it by using the search function. After finding the program and opening it, we are going to select New from the menu-bar. Do note that the screen might stay grey until we choose a particular window. We can now select what type of screenshot we want to take from the mode section in the menu-bar.
There are four options available that are mentioned above. We are going to select our desired form, and when we have done so, we will left-click on our window chosen. This should capture our screen. The chosen window generally includes a red border.
We cannot count how many times we needed to capture our screen but could not because of our lack of knowledge. Gamers can relate to this sentiment quite a bit when they wanted to showcase their stats but could not. Owing to our discussion about different methods of taking screenshots on our Lenovo laptop, we hope that we will longer have to face that type of problem.