How to Take Screenshots on an Asus Laptop

Taking screenshots on your Asus laptop allows you to capture images of your screen to share information, document issues, or save something you want to remember. Luckily, Windows 10 and 11 make it easy to take screenshots using keyboard shortcuts or the Snipping Tool app.

In this guide, we‘ll cover the various methods you can use to take standard screenshots, scrolling screenshots, timed screenshots, and more on your Asus laptop.

Keyboard Shortcut Methods

These methods allow you to take screenshots using shortcut key combinations on your keyboard. They are the fastest options available.

Print Screen

The Print Screen (PrtScn) key takes a screenshot of your entire display. To use it:

  1. Press the PrtScn button on your keyboard. This copies the screenshot image to your clipboard.

  2. Open an image editing app like Paint and paste the image (Ctrl + V) to save it as a file.

ALT + Print Screen

ALT + PrtScn captures only the active window instead of the full display. Use it when you only want to capture what‘s in the currently focused window.

Windows Key + Print Screen

This shortcut takes a full screenshot and automatically saves the filed to Pictures > Screenshots without needing to open another app.

On most Asus laptops, it‘s:

  • Windows key + PrtScn

But some models use:

  • Fn + Windows key + Spacebar

Check your keyboard‘s manual for the right keys if needed.

Windows Key + Shift + S

This opens the Snip & Sketch app and lets you click and drag to select a custom area to screenshot. It‘s the best tool for capturing irregular areas.

Snipping Tool

The Snipping Tool app allows custom, delayed, and scrolling screenshots. To open it, click the Start menu and search "snipping tool" or press Windows + Shift + S.

Once open, you can choose options like:

  • Delay: Set a timer before the screenshot is taken, allowing time to set up windows.
  • Window: Capture just one open window.
  • Full-screen: Capture the entire display.
  • Free-form: Click and drag to create a custom capture area.

You can then edit, save, and share the capture.

Scrolling Screenshot Methods

The above methods only capture what‘s visible onscreen. To save an entire webpage, document, or other long content that requires scrolling, use these methods.

Snip & Sketch

Open the Snip & Sketch app and choose either Window or Full-screen mode. A toolbar will appear—click the Scroll arrow and scroll down the page to capture more content by extending the screenshot.

Browser Extensions

Extensions like Fireshot and Nimbus Capture can take scrolling screenshots in your browser. Once installed, click their icon in your browser toolbar and use their interface to capture full webpages.

Third-Party Apps

Apps like PicPick, Lightshot, and Snagit have scrolling capture functionality. PicPick offers continuous vertical and horizontal scrolling screenshots.

Screenshot File Location

By default, screenshots save to:

Windows 10

  • Pictures > Screenshots

Windows 11

  • Captures

You may need to enable visibility of hidden folders to see the Screenshots folder in File Explorer.

Customizing Screenshots

Drawing and Annotations

Both Snip & Sketch and Snagit allow annotating screenshots with drawings, text, stamps, highlights, and more. You can point out details, blur sensitive data, or add comic effects.


Most image editors like Paint have crop, scale, and rotate tools to adjust screenshot size and angle. Make sure image quality isn‘t lost if enlarging a screenshot.

Combining Images

Use an image editor to copy and paste multiple screenshots or other images together into one file. Arrange screenshots sequentially to show workflows.

Adding Effects

Image editing software provides filters and adjustment tools to alter color, lighting, sharpness, and add visual effects. Make screenshots pop with brightness and contrast changes.

Sharing Screenshots

Once captured, use these methods to share your screenshot images with others:

  • Messaging: Copy the image (Ctrl+C) and paste it directly into online chats and emails (Ctrl + V).
  • Uploading: Save the file and upload it to cloud storage like Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. Share saved links.
  • Snipping Tool: Click the share icon in the interface to save direct to cloud accounts or messaging apps.
  • Social media: Upload saved images to social platforms. Screenshots help in troubleshooting posts or how-to content.

Troubleshooting Tips

Screen comes out solid black: This happens if apps or games take control of screen output. Close the app, take the screenshot, then reopen the app.

Missing keyboard shortcut: If your Asus laptop is missing the PrtScn button, use the Fn + Windows Key + Spacebar combo instead. Consult your model‘s manual.

Can‘t find Screenshots folder: The folder may be hidden. Unhide protected system folders in Folder Options to view it.

Blurry image: Lower your screen resolution before capturing for clearer results on Hi-DPI and 4K displays.

White bar on side: The scrollbar is being captured. Use one of the scrolling capture methods to fully capture long documents and webpages.

Taking screenshots is essential for technical assistance, directions, and preserving important visual information. With the range of built-in and third-party screenshot features available on Windows 10 and 11 Asus laptops, you have flexible options at your fingertips.

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