How to Take High-Resolution Screenshots in Windows 10

When working with any operating system, you often come across such situations when you want to capture the screen. Often, you may need very high-quality screenshots. In this article, we will explain the methods for capturing screenshots with high-resolution in Windows 10.

Two Methods of Taking High-Resolution Screenshots in Windows 10

In order to take high-resolution Windows 10 screenshots, you can make use of any of the two methods listed below. There are no additional screenshot tools required to follow this tutorial.

Method # 1: Using PrintScreen to take Screenshots

In this chapter, I will show you how you can take high-resolution screenshots with the help of the PrintScreen button on the keyboard in Windows 10. For doing this, you will need to perform the following steps:

Launch the screen that you want to capture and then press the PrintScreen button on your keyboard. This will copy the screen to the clipboard.

After doing that, search for paint in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch the paint application. The newly opened Paint window is shown in the following image:

Windows paint

Press Ctrl + V or click on the Paste button located at the top left corner of the paint window in order to paste your captured screen as shown in the image below:

Screenshot taken in Windows

Now press Ctrl + S in order to save your newly captured high-resolution screenshot in Windows 10.

Method # 2: Use Windows snipping Tool to take Windows 10 Screenshots

Now, will tell you how you can take high-resolution screenshots with the help of the snipping tool in Windows 10. For doing this, you will need to perform the following steps:

Launch the screen that you want to capture. Then type snipping tool in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch the snipping tool dialogue box. Finally, the newly opened snipping tool dialogue box is shown in the following image:

snipping tool

Click on the New button as highlighted in the image shown above.

Now click on the Mode dropdown list in order to expand it. Then select the Full-Screen Snip Mode as highlighted in the image shown below:

Full-Screen Snip

To capture the active window, choose Window Snip instead.

As soon as you will do this, your whole screen will be captured as shown in the following image:

Screenshot taken in Snipping Tool

Finally, press Ctrl + S in order to save your newly captured high-resolution screenshot in Windows 10.

Conclusion

If you follow one of the methods described in this article, you can easily create high-resolution screenshots in Windows 10. Both methods are highly effective and very convenient to use. Therefore, capturing your screen in high quality in Windows 10 is no longer a problem.

3 thoughts on “How to Take High-Resolution Screenshots in Windows 10”

  1. Using Print Screen Button, You can take screenshots easily. Otherwise, the Snipping tool is also the best option to capture High-Resolution Screenshots in Windows 10. you discussed Very helpful methods.
    Thanks and keep sharing.

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  2. You don’t need to bother with Ctrl+V, to paste the screenshot (using prt scr), to Paint. Unless you are going to crop the image first. Just skip Paint and do ctrl+S and it shows up in screenshots no extra steps needed. However, you still get the same poor quality photo. This does not produce a high-quality resolution of the image. I like my PC but so far only a mac can produce high-resolution screenshots and maintain quality when converting them to a Jpeg. The best solution for viewing a screenshot on a PC later is to Alt+prt scr, and Ctrl+V, by pasting it into a word document. A pain, but the only way to maintain a high-resolution for later viewing.

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