Windows has a built-in screenshot tool called the Snipping Tool. These instructions include steps for finding the tool if you do not have a shortcut on your PC. Interestingly enough, you will note in newer versions of Windows that a new tool is available (I assume to replace this one) called Snip & Sketch.
To open the Snipping Tool:
- Arrange the work on your Windows Desktop if necessary to obtain the best image of it
- Click in the Search box in the Task Bar
- Type snip
- Left-click on Snipping Tool which will appear in the list of search results
To use the Snipping Tool:
- Left-click on the New button on the Snipping Tool menu
- Left-click drag a marquee around the area on your screen that you want to capture in your screenshot
- The screenshot (the area you selected in Step 2) will appear in the Snipping Tool window
- You can save the screenshot as a PNG (default), GIF or JPEG using the standard Save As options
The Snipping Tool is more than adequate for most tasks, however, I still prefer the awesome Greenshot as it offers additional options, such as the numbering option for annotating screenshots which you see frequently on images on this blog.