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Is there any better way to take screenshots than the old way of pressing PrntScr and pasting in some app like Paint?

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Press Win + Print Screen, and Windows will take a screenshot of your screen and automatically save it in your Pictures folder as a PNG file.

Also, the traditional shortcuts still work.

  • Print Screen copies the entire screen into the clipboard.

  • Alt + Print Screen copies the whole active window into the clipboard.

Alternatively, you can also use the Snipping Tool to capture part of the screen.

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Related: How to reset the screenshot counter in Windows 8? –  Karan Oct 27 '12 at 20:17
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In addition to copying the Screenshot to clipboard with Windows 8 you can take Screenshots that are saved in the Pictures folder in PNG format.

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You can also use the snipping tool, which has some different options....just go to the start menu and type "snipping" and you will see the icon (I pinned it to my task bar for easy access...)

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