How to Screenshot on HP Laptop

HP is one of the most common tech companies in the world for producing devices like desktops, laptops, printers, tablets, etc. Currently, people spend a lot of time on their HP laptops or desktops to be productive.

However, one of the features people might not know how to use on HP laptops is the screenshot feature, albeit it has become instrumental in the last couple of years. 

So how do you screenshot on a Hewlett-Packard laptop? In this review, we’ll look at three ways to take a screenshot on HP laptops running Windows 8 and higher. These methods can help you take screenshots of your entire screen and edit them. 

Print Screen Method

Perhaps the easiest way to screenshot on a Hewlett-Packard laptop is using the keyboard and pressing specific keys. If your HP laptop is running Windows 8 or higher, you can click on the Print Screen (PrtSc) button.

The Print Screen (PrtSc) button is situated in the upper right corner of the keyboard, just next to the ‘Delete’ button. Using this method, you can only take a screenshot of your entire screen.

How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop

You can see the screenshots you’ve taken in the screenshots folder, usually situated in the pictures folder on your HP laptop. 

How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop

Note: If the Print Screen (PrtSc) button is situated on the right side of the function keys on your HP laptop, you can directly press it to take a screenshot.

However, if the Print Screen (PrtSc) button is situated at the top or below the function keys, you might need to press ‘Windows + PrtSc’ or ‘Fn + PrtSc’ to take a screenshot on your HP laptop. 

Snip & Sketch Method

HP laptops running Windows 10 and higher have several options to take screenshots, including snip & sketch. This app allows you to take screenshots of your entire screen or parts of it.

The screenshots are temporarily saved on the clipboard allowing you to save them or directly copy and paste them to an email, website, or word document. 

  1. To screenshot using this method, open the page whose screenshot you want to take, then click on the Windows start menu.
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
  1. Next, enter ‘Snip & Sketch’ in the search bar text box. You can also open this application using this keyboard shortcut, ‘Windows + Shift + S.’
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
  1. The app will appear on the upper left hand of your screen. If you want to capture your entire display, click the fourth button that looks like a rectangle. The other buttons allow you to capture a part of your screen and draw shapes or write on it. 
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
  1. Once your screenshot using this method, Windows will save it on the clipboard, and you can save it to any folder you like. 
  2. To save the screenshot, click on ‘Save.’ Now a window will appear on your screen asking where you want to save your screenshot. Choose the folder and give your screenshot a name you can remember to avoid mixing it up with other images.
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop

Note: To utilize a screenshot you’ve taken in an email, word document, or a website, you don’t need to look for the saved screenshot; place the cursor where you want the screenshot to appear and then proceed to click ‘Ctrl + V.’ 

Snipping Tool Method

Another option to take screenshots on your HP laptop that Windows is slowly facing out via updates is the snipping tool. Here is how to use this method.

  1. To screenshot using this method, open the page whose screenshot you want to take, then click on the Windows start menu.
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
  1. Next, enter ‘Snipping Tool’ in the search bar text box. You can also open this application using this keyboard shortcut, ‘Windows + R.’
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
  1. Under the ‘Snipping Mode’ button, choose the type of screenshot you want to take. To screenshot your entire screen, click on ‘Full-Screen Mode.’ 
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
  1. The application will display the screenshot in a new window where you can use tools such as cropping tools and pens to edit the screenshot before saving it.
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
  1. To save your screenshot, click on the icon that looks like a floppy diskette or click on the ‘Ctrl + S’ keys on your keyboard. A window will appear on your display asking where you want to save your screenshot; choose the folder and name your screenshot. 
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop
How to Screenshot On Hp Laptop

In conclusion, taking screenshots on your HP laptop is relatively easy, and as you can see, you have three methods to choose from. But, if you want to personalize your screenshots more, you’re better off using the snip & sketch or snipping tool methods. 

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