Laptops have become part and parcel of our daily life. Almost all of us are laptop users because of their wide range of useful features. One of those major features is taking screenshots. This particular operation allows the user to capture the content of his or her screen.
Being able to capture your screen has its uses. You can share any interesting image or save anything that does not include a sharing or saving feature.
Screenshots can help you solve your technical problems. For instance, if you are having any technical difficulties, you can just capture the screen with the error report. Then you can share that image with a tech-savvy friend or send that image to the technical support center. They can then pinpoint the exact cause of your particular problem.
So, it was evident for HP, one of the industry’s leading manufacturers, to include this feature on their laptops. Some of us are unfamiliar with this feature. Or even if we are familiar, we do not know how to use this feature. That is why we are going to talk about different screenshot taking methods with our HP laptops.
2 Ways to Take Screenshots on an HP Laptop
There are quite a few software applications that can assist us in capturing our laptop screen. Such an app is Snagit. With a user-friendly interface, Snagit is straightforward to use. It also offers other options besides taking screenshots, such as image editing, screen recording, etc. Now that we know what Snagit is, let us get to know how to capture our screen with it.
Firstly, we have to download the application. Once downloaded and install, we will open the Snagit Application. Now, if we look at the top of the screen, we can see a red circle button. We can use that to access the screenshot camera. We can press
that and choose how much of our window we want to capture. And then, we can use the editing tools to edit the photo and save it. Reference:
Method 2 – How to Take Screenshot Using Print Screen Key
Sometimes we end up needing to capture only the active window. HP has provided an option for that as well. We can do so by pressing a designated combination of buttons. We are going to press and hold down the alt key. We will keep holding it and press the Prt Sc key.
- Open the page you want to take a screenshot of
- Press the Print Screen [Prt Scr] Key on your Keyboard
- Open up an image editing software such us Paint
- Paste using [Ctrl] + [v] buttons on you keyboard
Doing so will record the active window on our system. It will be saved on our clipboard. Now we can open any image editing app like photoshop or paint. We can open a new image on the app and paste the captured window on it. If needed, we can use any of the editing features available on the app. After we are done, we can save it into any folder we please.
Taking screenshots can become very useful from time to time. We hope that with the help of this article, all of us will be able to take screenshots whenever we need to.