Dell is one of the largest computer corporations in the world, which directly employs more than 165,000 employees from all over the world. Named after its founder Michael Dell, the Dell computer company is the third most popular computer brand after Apple and Hewlett-Packard (HP). Every year, Dell sells around 40 million computers worldwide, distributed in over 190 countries. Here are some interesting facts about Dell:


* Dell does business with every Fortune 100 company.
*The ten largest companies in the United States run on Dell technology.
*In the United States, Dell is the preferred home PC and laptop provider of small enterprises and it has been the number one supplier for business in over 10 years.
*Dell has over 2 billion interactions with its customers every year.
*Dell was the first computer manufacturer to install Red Hat Linux on cooperate systems.
*9 facilities in Europe and the United States run on 100% clean energy.

Because of its popularity, many people especially first time computer users may get confused when they want to take a screenshot. Therefore, we will guide you on how to screenshot on Dell computers.

Method 1: Take a screenshot on Dell with shortcut key

Almost all Dell computer keyboards are built with a Print Screen key, which is normally labeled “PrntScrn”. To use the shortcut key, you will need to paste the screenshot into a document editor, email message, file or image editor (in this guide, we will reference Paint as an example). This is the easiest method to take screenshot on Dell, and we will therefore show you the PrntScrn method to take the screenshots.


Step 1: Go to the screen page you would like to take a screenshot, then press the “Windows” key + the "PrntScrn" key, which is usually in the upper-right side of the keyboard.

Step 2: Open the Paint app. The screenshot you take using the hot-key combination is saved to your clipboard, therefore you will need to paste it to Paint or another application to use it.

Step 3: Paste the your screenshot into paint by pressing "Ctrl" + "V" on your keyboard, then save it accordingly.

Method 2: Take a screenshot on Dell with snipping tool

Snipping Tool is the most popular way that people use to take screenshots on Windows computers. That is because it has been around for 18 years, it was initially released on November 7, 2002 on Windows XP Tablet PC and Vista editions. It is very easy to use, and its main modes are “Free-form Snip”, “Rectangular Snip”, “Window Snip” and “Full-screen Snip”. The sad news is Microsoft is set to kill this application in a future update, because they released a successor to Snipping Tool with the October 2018 update, (which is called Snip & Sketch app). However, it is still available for use today, this is how you can do it any Dell computer running Windows:


Step 1: Launch the Snipping Tool app. The snipping tool is available on all versions of Windows, from Vista to 10. Click the "Start" button and type "Snipping Tool" on the search bar, then select Snipping Tool from the search results.

Step 2: Choose the screenshot shape. There are "Free-form Snip", "Rectangular Snip", "Window Snip" and "Full-screen Snip" options available. Click the “Mode” drop-down button to choose the shape of the screenshot according to your own needs.

Step 3: Adjust the snip border parameters, then create your screenshot. By default, there will be a red border around the screenshot. You can change this by clicking "Tools" and select "Options" from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Take the new screenshot by clicking the "New" button, then start the selection of the screenshot. Once you are done, save the screenshot and choose the save format (you can select PNG, GIF or JPG image formats).

Note: If you need to know how to crop a screenshot, use the "Free-form Snip” or "Rectangular Snip” methods, as those will easily guide you.

Alternatively, you can also use other in-built Windows methods to take screenshots, and that is through hot keys. It is important to note that these methods require an updated Windows 10 operating system, specifically the October 2018 update.

1. Use the keyboard shortcut ‘Windows+Shift+S’. This will copy the screenshot to the clipboard. Upon pressing the keys, the screen will be dimmed and a cursor will be shown. Press the left-key mouse button to select the area you want capture then release it once you are done. Open Paint or any other photo editing application to paste the captured screenshot.

2. Use the Snip & Sketch app. This app was brought to replace the Snipping Tool app, which has been around for a while. Although the Snipping Tool app is still available, Microsoft will kill it in the near future, and therefore you can learn to use the Snip & Sketch app. To use Snip & Sketch, open the application then press the New button. You will be offered three options to take the screenshot, and that is rectangular, free-form, and fullscreen. Choose one that suites your needs, take the screenshot then save it.

Method 3: Take a screenshot on Dell with web-based tool

Another alternative to taking screenshots on your Dell computer is to use a web-based tool. is one such tool, which allows you to take screenshots directly from your web browser. This online screenshot tool lets users capture and edit any images that show up on their screens. These include web pages (capture by scrolling window or via URL), media files, windows, objects, menus, webcams, etc. Here is how you can use it to screenshot on dell or any Windows based computer:


Step 1: Visit the website by clicking the link above.

Step 2: Take your screenshot. On the homepage, you should see a “Take Screenshot” button on the top of the page. Click it, and use the sliders to select the area you want to capture.

Note: If the website confuses you, simply watch the video guide provided by the website.

Method 4: Take a screenshot on Dell with Leawo Blu-ray Player

Dell computers are very popular, and if you use yours to playback any sort of media, we would recommend you to try Leawo Free Blu-ray Player. Since we are discussing about taking screenshots on Dell, you may also be delighted to learn that Leawo Blu-ray Player is built with a feature that allows you to capture full resolution screenshots from your media with its own built-in feature. The built-in screenshot snapper can take screenshots during movie playback, and you can save them in the JPG, PNG or BMP image formats.

Step 1: First import your videos or movies

When you are on the main interface, load your videos, or movies by clicking the “Open File” button. For DVD and Blu-ray movies, insert the corresponding disc into the disc drive and click the disc name on the home interface.


After your videos or movies have been imported, you should see them listed on the playlist.

Step 2: Take the screenshot

You simply press the shortcut key Shift+S to take a screenshot, or you can press the "Snapshot" icon at the right bottom of the screen to take the screenshot.

take a screenshot in Leawo Blu-ray Player