How to Take High-Resolution Screenshots in Windows

When working with any operating system, you often come across such situations when you want to capture the screen and capture screenshot on pc. Often, you may need high-quality screenshots. In this article, we will explain two methods for capturing good screenshots with a high resolution in Windows 10 and Windows 11  and do a few screenshots. I'll also show you my personal choice of a free screenshot tool for Windows that I use daily for writing tutorials. So, how to take screenshot on laptop or desktop now?

Two Methods of Taking High-Resolution Screenshots in Windows

In order to take high-resolution Windows screenshots, you can make use of any of the two methods listed below. There are no additional screenshot tools required to follow this tutorial. Taking screen shot windows is easy, even without third-party tools.

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. For doing image capture on pc, 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.

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

Now, I'll show you how you can take high-resolution screenshots with the help of the snipping tool in Windows. 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:

how do you screen shot with 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 - clip tool Windows

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.

Best screenshot tool Windows 10 and Windows 11

While there are no separate screen capture tools needed to take Screenshots on Windows, I personally prefer to use the free screenshot tool Greenshot. Of course, there are many other Windows screenshot tools out there, but after testing many of them I ended up using the OpenSource tool Greenshot as my daily tool for making these tutorials. You can bind Greenshot to any key combination you like incl. crtl paint.

Conclusion

If you follow one of the methods described in this article, you can easily create high-resolution screenshots in Windows. Both methods are highly effective and very convenient to use. Therefore, capturing your screen in high quality in Windows 10 and Windows 11 is no longer a problem.