Lenovo’s customers are in 180 markets around the world, so who or what exactly is Lenovo? According to Wikipedia, Lenovo’s history dates back to the early 1980s, not as Lenovo but as Legend. It was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1988, and its global headquarters is in Beijing. The computer company has research centers in Shanghai, Chengdu, Yamato, Shenzhen, Kanagawa and Morrisville (North Carolina). Towards the end of 2004, Lenovo bought the personal computer division of IBM, and it has remarkably grown since then. The CEO of Lenovo, Yang Yuanqing signed a deal with Bill Gates and Windows; Today, Lenovo is the 9th largest computer company. The Lenovo ThinkPad personal laptop is perhaps Lenovo’s most popular product. In this guide, we will show you how to screenshot on a Lenovo laptop.


Part 1: Capture a screenshot using PrtSc key

Taking screenshots on Windows computer is easy, and there are more than one ways to do it. If you use a Lenovo laptop, they are built with a PrtSc key, which is shortcut for Print Screen. Therefore, this is how you can use this hotkey to take screenshots on your computer.

Step 1: Go to the screen page you would like to take a screenshot, then find the "PrtScn" key which is usually in the upper-right side of the keyboard and press it.
Step 2: Open the Paint app, or any other photo editing app on your computer. This is because the screenshot is saved to your clipboard, therefore you will need the aid of another application to paste and save it.
Step 3: Paste in your screenshot by pressing "Ctrl" + "V" on your keyboard, then save it.

Part 2: Capture a screenshot using Snipping Tool

Snipping Tool is the most popular way that people use to take screenshot 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, and it is called Snip & Sketch app. However, it is still available for use today, and here is how to take a screenshot on Lenovo laptop, or any Windows computer by using Snipping Tool.

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 the 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

Take 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: Alternatively, you can also use other in-built Windows methods to take screenshot, 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 full screen. Choose one that suites your needs, take the screenshot then save it.

Part 3: Capture a screenshot from a video using Leawo Blu-ray Player

Lenovo laptops are affordable, yet built with powerful hardware that makes them appealing to many users. Because taking screenshots has become an important aspect when using a computer, Lenovo has designed their laptops with a dedicated screenshot taking the key to catch-up with the competition. Still, you can always use the traditional way of taking screenshots, through Snipping Tool and the other methods we discussed above. If you want to capture a full-resolution screenshot from a video or movie, then we suggest you to try Leawo Free Blu-ray Player, an advanced media playback software that is built with a lot of tools.

Basically, Leawo Blu-ray Player is a 6-in-1 media player, that plays videos smoothly, and it can deliver lossless video playback with resolutions of 720P, 1080P, 1080i and 4K (2160P) on modern and older computers. It has its own built-in screenshot snapper, which can take screenshot during the movie playback that can be saved in the JPG, PNG or BMP image formats.

Here is how to take a screenshot when you are playing back a movie or video.

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.


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.


To take a screenshot easily on your Windows computer, you can use the keyboard shortcuts, Snipping Tool, or the newest Snip & Sketch app. If you want to capture a screenshot from a movie, it is better to use Leawo Blu-ray Player as it can capture them in full resolutions.