How to screenshot on a laptop

A close up shot of two hands typing on a laptop.
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Taking a screenshot using your laptop is common knowledge for many, but it's not something that's immediately obvious to anyone who might be new to using one of the best laptops for graphic design. You can take a screenshot using a laptop in several ways, like using a keyboard shortcut, and it's relatively easy once you know what to do. And that's where we come in to help. 

How to take a screenshot depends on whether you have a laptop running a Windows operating system, or if you own an Apple laptop, like a MacBook Pro. The keyboards on these devices will look different, and the process you need to use to get the job done will differ too. But don't worry, it's basically the same method with different keys. 

Beth Nicholls
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Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker.