How to take screenshots in Windows 11

screen capture are the ideal way to show others what’s happening on your screen. As the saying goes, a picture says more than a thousand words. However, you may also want to extract the contents of your computer in order to save information or part of a website. Whether you want to record your screen for one reason or another, the following sections will show you how to do it using Windows 11 tools, third-party applications, and the web browser.

Here’s how to record your screen using a keyboard shortcut

Screen capture in Windows 11 with a simple keyboard shortcuts is very practical. The keyboard shortcut in question is Windows + Shift + S. When you use this keyboard shortcut, the screenshot tool will appear. You can choose whether you want to capture the entire screen, a rectangular section, a free section or a window.

Take a screenshot with a shortcutTake a screenshot with a shortcut

When you take your screenshot you will see a notification that you need to press to edit the image. Remember that the screenshot has been copied to the clipboard. So you can paste them directly into a compatible application, e.g. B. Microsoft Word or email.

Screenshot notificationScreenshot notification

If you decide to edit, you have all the tools at the top of the window.

Open the Snipping ToolOpen the Snipping Tool

You can use the buttons to add notes, crop the image, or underline the text.

How to capture screen with crop tool

If the options of the above keyboard shortcuts aren’t enough for you, that’s for you Snipping Tool to disposal. Find it quickly with Windows search.

Create a new screenshotCreate a new screenshot

Click on Newto take a new screenshot.

Available modes in the Snipping applicationAvailable modes in the Snipping application

You can also choose the type of screenshot you want to take. The options are the same as we discussed in the previous section.

Available modes in the Snipping applicationAvailable modes in the Snipping application

You can even delay the recording by a few seconds with this utility.

Delays available for captureDelays available for capture

And if you have already captured the screen and want to edit the image, you can use the three dots to select the option Open discover.

Open a file for editing from within the toolOpen a file for editing from within the tool

The editing features are the same as you get when you capture the screen with the Windows + Shift + S keyboard shortcut.

The best third-party screen recording applications

Alternatively, there is a long list of Applications that capture your screen and give you some extra features. Here are two examples.


With Screenpresso you can capture your screen with a mouse click. Just click Capture or the Print Screen key on your keyboard.

Start capturing with ScreenpressoStart capturing with Screenpresso

The recording possibilities offered by this application are manifold. You can use this tool to capture an area, the entire desktop, or a scrolling section. It can even extract text thanks to OCR recognition.

Choose the type of screenshotChoose the type of screenshot

The screenshots you take with Screenpresso are displayed in the application. When you select it, the option will appear below it Edit.

Edit the screenshot in ScreenpressoEdit the screenshot in Screenpresso

As can be seen in the screenshot below, the editing options are very extensive

Complete Screenpresso editorComplete Screenpresso editor

With Screenpresso you can add text, geometric elements and more to your screenshots.


Lightshot is another great alternative to take pictures of your computer screen. If you want to invoke it, you have to click the Print Screen button and the icon in the taskbar.

Lightshot startenLightshot starten

Next, select a specific area of ​​the screen.

Select detection areaSelect detection area

On the right side you will find different editing options. On the other hand, below are the commands to save, copy or upload the screenshot to the cloud.

How to take screenshots with Microsoft Edge

To conclude this guide, let’s talk about Microsoft Edge. In a way, the web capture feature is built into the system since that is the default browser in Windows 11. If you’re on a website, right-click an empty space and then click Web capture.

scope of a websitescope of a website

Choose the area of ​​the website you want to track.

Select specific areaSelect specific area

Ask Edge to copy them to the clipboard or edit them if necessary.

Copy or mark web captureCopy or mark web capture

Regarding this feature, we should clarify a few things, e.g. B. that it is intended to capture an entire website if necessary, including areas that are not visible on the screen. However, collection is limited to the website itself. So it’s not a system for extracting content from other applications or the desktop.

There is no shortage of alternatives. Pick one and taking screenshots will be a breeze for you.

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