As an IT administrator, there are many times when you need to take screenshots of part of the screen. Whether it’s to quickly capture a piece of information for a report, to provide screenshots for troubleshooting purposes, or for any other reason, taking screenshots of part of the screen can be a valuable tool. Fortunately, taking screenshots of part of the screen in Windows is relatively easy.
The most common way to take a screenshot of part of the screen in Windows is to use the Snipping Tool. The Snipping Tool is a built-in Windows program that allows you to capture a portion of the screen and save it as an image file. To access the Snipping Tool, open the Start menu and type “Snipping Tool” into the search box. When the Snipping Tool appears in the search results, click the icon to open it.
Once the Snipping Tool is open, click the “New” button to begin taking a screenshot. This will bring up a crosshair cursor which you can use to select the area of the screen that you want to capture. To select the area, click and drag the cursor over the area of the screen that you want to capture. When you’ve selected the area, release the mouse button and the screenshot will be taken.
Once the screenshot has been taken, the Snipping Tool will open a window with the screenshot. In this window, you can make edits to the screenshot, such as cropping, adding text, or drawing on the image. When you’re finished making edits, click the “Save” button to save the screenshot as an image file.
The Snipping Tool is the easiest and most straightforward way to take screenshots of part of the screen in Windows. However, there are other methods as well. For example, you can use the Print Screen key on your keyboard to capture the entire screen. Once you’ve taken the screenshot, you can open an image editor such as Paint and use the crop tool to select the area of the screenshot that you want to save.
You can also use third-party screenshot programs to take screenshots of part of the screen. There are many programs available for Windows that allow you to take screenshots and make edits to them. Some of these programs even allow you to take timed screenshots, which can be useful if you need to capture something that is happening quickly on the screen.
Taking screenshots of part of the screen in Windows is a simple process. Whether you use the Snipping Tool, the Print Screen key, or a third-party screenshot program, you’ll have a easy time capturing the information you need.