How to Screenshot on Asus Laptop: 6 Simple Ways

If you want to communicate visually at work, then you already know how crucial screenshots are. Read on and let’s tell you how to screenshot on an Asus laptop without hassle!

Ian Mutuli | May 07, 2024 | 8 min read time

Article Last Updated: May 07, 2024

How to Screenshot on Asus Laptop: 6 Simple Ways

Why screenshot? Well, the list of reasons is simply endless. A screenshot is a digital snapshot of what is visible on your laptop screen at a given moment.

It’s an incredibly useful tool, whether you’re saving a memorable conversation, capturing an image of an error message to communicate with developers, or preserving the high score from your latest gaming session!

We want to show you how to take screenshots on an Asus laptop to enhance your asynchronous communication and workplace productivity – and ensure you have records of important information with just a few keystrokes or clicks.

Here are six simple ways to take a screenshot on an Asus laptop with shortcuts:

1. The Best Way to Capture an Asus Laptop Screenshot: Zight!

Zight provides a sophisticated yet user-friendly solution for capturing screenshots on your Asus/Windows laptop. While native tools are straightforward, they often lack advanced features and flexibility.

Here’s how to screenshot on Asus laptop with Zight:

  1. Sign up by visiting the Zight website. Click “Sign Up Free” to create an account.
  2. After signing up, download the Zight app for your Asus laptop and install the Google Chrome extension to enhance your browser capture capabilities.
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  • Capture a part or all of your screen
  • Annotate your screenshots with text, arrows, lines, and blur
  • Instantly share with a link

To capture a screenshot with the Zight app:

  1. Press Alt + Shift + 5, or open the app and click Screenshot
  2. Choose between capturing a full screen or a specific region. Drag your cursor over the desired region if you choose the latter option.

To use the Chrome extension:

  1. Click Screenshot.
  2. Then, select the region you want to capture as follows:
    • Press Space to capture what’s visible on your browser.
    • Press E to capture the entire browser window.
    • Press D to capture everything visible on your desktop.
  3. Once you capture, the screenshot will automatically upload to the cloud, where you can add annotations, crop, and more!

Why Use Zight?

We could think of many reasons why not to use native screenshot tools and, instead, use Zight.

For instance, Zight is compatible with Asus laptops – you only need to download the app for Windows and get the Chrome extension.

Here are more reasons you will love using Zight:

1. Easy Sharing

Want to share the screenshot with your teams? Just copy the link and paste it directly on Slack, Trello, or Asana message boards. That’s not all. You can even share this link via email, text, WhatsApp, or social media—the choice is yours.

What’s so good about it is that your recipient does not need to download the image—they don’t even need to be using Zight! They will be able to view it online as long as the link exists.

You can set who can view and interact with the link and how long it lasts before it expires under Access Settings.

2. Cloud Storage

All screenshots will be stored in the cloud right after capture (you can still download and save them on your Asus PC!)

When the image uploads to the cloud, Zight will also open it on your default desktop. Click the Annotate button, and you can add text, arrows, lines, ellipses, rectangles, highlights, and paths.

  • Pro Tip: These annotations are superb for step-by-step instructions (especially the path with when you add a number marker – under Sticker). You can also change the background of your screenshot, add emojis, crop, or redact sensitive information.

3. Analytics

Here is one area where your native tool will not help, especially if you capture a screenshot for marketing purposes or customer support.

You need to understand how many people viewed the image to be able to adjust your strategy for better reach! Zight is your best tool for tracking analytics, and you can see the numbers live and get notifications on the app.

4. Collaboration

Screenshots eliminate the back-and-forth correspondence at work—where you send instructions via text, and your recipient has to follow up with you for clarifications and collaboration via text as well. It’s a boring loop you can forget when you use Zight.

With the software, snap a screenshot, annotate it with text for clear instructions, and share it. If there’s a need for more clarity, your recipient can leave a comment under the image (you will be notified immediately—a time saver!).

For even better collaboration, you can encourage your recipient to get Zight, and they, too, can annotate the screenshot to improve communication and clarity!

2. Asus Laptop Screenshots Using Print Screen

The most straightforward native method to take screenshots on Windows is the Print Screen (PrtScn) button. This key is usually found in the top row between the Pause Break key and the Insert key. Here’s how to use it:

i) Full-Screen Asus Screenshot

When you need to capture everything on your screen:

  1. Press the ‘PrtScn’ key. This captures the entire screen.
  2. Open an image editing software (such as Microsoft Paint), and press Ctrl + V to paste the screenshot. Save the file as desired.

ii) Capture the Entire Screen and Save the Image Directly to Your PC

Here’s how to capture and save a screenshot in one go:

  1. Ensure that everything you want to capture is visible on your screen.
  2. Press the Windows key + PrtScn simultaneously. Your screen will briefly dim to indicate that a screenshot has been taken.
  3. Navigate to the Pictures library in your computer’s file explorer. Inside, you will find a folder named Screenshots.
  4. Open the Screenshots folder to access the image.

Quick Tip: Screenshots are automatically named by the order in which they were taken.

iii) To capture an Active Window Using PrtScn

Want to only capture one window?

  1. Ensure the window you want to capture is active.
  2. Press Alt + PrtScn together. This captures just the active window.
  3. Open an image editing program, paste the screenshot using Ctrl + V, and save the image.

3. Screen Capture on Asus Laptop Using Snip & Sketch

Snip & Sketch is a powerful screenshot tool integrated into Windows to enhance your screen capture capabilities. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Press the Windows key + Shift + S. This will dim your screen and bring up the Snip & Sketch selection bar at the top of your screen.
  2. You can choose your snip type as follows:
    • Rectangular Snip: Click and drag to form a rectangle around the area you want to capture.
    • Freeform Snip: Draw a freeform shape around the area you want to capture.
    • Window Snip: Select a window to capture that specific window.
    • Full-screen Snip: Captures the entire screen.
  3. After choosing your snip type, use your mouse to select the area or window you want to capture. Release the mouse button to take the screenshot.
  4. The screenshot will automatically be copied to your clipboard, and a notification will appear. Click the notification to open the screenshot.
  5. You can edit, annotate, or highlight key areas directly within the tool.
  6. Save the screenshot by clicking the floppy disk icon, choosing your desired file format, and selecting the save location.

4. Capture Screenshots on an Asus Laptop with the Snipping Tool

The Snipping Tool is another straightforward (and free!) software for capturing screenshots on all Windows laptops. Here’s how:

  1. Press the Windows logo button or click Start and type “Snipping Tool.” Select it from the list to open.
  2. Click “Mode” to choose the type of snip you want to perform. You can capture a free-form area, a rectangle area, a specific window, or the entire screen. You can also select a Delay timer if you need time to prepare the screen!
  3. Click “New,” and the screen will fade slightly. You will then be able to create your snip based on the selected mode. Drag your cursor around the area you want to capture.
  4. After capturing the snip, it will appear in the Snipping Tool window. You can use the built-in tools to annotate, highlight, or erase parts of the screenshot. Save the screenshot by clicking the save icon.

Pro Tip: For the best editing, click Edit with Paint 3D in the Snipping Tool window and use the software to add text, shapes, and so much more.

You can also set a Snipping Tool shortcut for quicker use:

  • Press the Windows logo key or click Start.
  • Type “Snipping Tool” in the Start menu, then select “Open File Location.” Right-click the Snipping Tool shortcut, choose “Properties,” and navigate to the “Shortcut key” box.
  • Input a memorable keyboard combination, such as Ctrl + Shift + S, to launch the Snipping Tool easily in the future.
  • Click “Apply” to set the shortcut.

5. Snap Screenshots On Asus Laptop Using the Xbox Game Bar

The Xbox Game Bar is a versatile tool primarily designed for gaming but also excellent for snapping screenshots on your Asus laptop. This feature is especially useful for capturing gameplay moments or any active applications.

Here’s how you can utilize the Xbox Game Bar to take screenshots:

  1. Press the Windows key + G to bring up the game bar overlay while in a game or any other application.
  2. Click the “Capture” widget designed specifically for screenshots and video recordings.
  3. Click on the camera icon within the Capture widget to take a screenshot. The image captures the active window or the entire screen if no window is active.
  4. Once captured, your screenshot is automatically saved. You can view, share, or delete your screenshots directly through the Xbox Game Bar or find them in the Videos library under the Captures folder.

6. Screen Capture On Asus laptop Using the Windows Steps Recorder

The Windows Steps Recorder (Problem Steps Recorder) is a unique Windows tool that captures screenshots and records a description of what you’re doing on your Asus laptop. You can use it for troubleshooting and instructional purposes, as it allows you to capture a series of actions rather than just a single image.

Here’s how to capture screenshots on your Asus laptop:

  1. Press Windows or click the Start menu, and type “Steps Recorder” into the search bar. Alternatively, click the Windows key + R, paste psr.exe into the box, and click Enter.
  2. Click “Start Record.” From this point, every action you take will be recorded with an accompanying screenshot for each click. Steps Recorder will capture a screenshot each time you click your mouse, along with detailed annotations describing your steps. You can also add comments on various clicks to add even more value to your captures.
  3. When you’re finished, click “Stop Record.” Steps Recorder will compile everything into a single zipped MHTML file, which you can save, share, or review. This file will contain all your screenshots and detailed descriptions of each step.
  4. After reviewing your recording, you can save it by clicking “Save.” Choose a location on your laptop to store the file.

Wrapping Up…

Those are the different ways you can capture, save, and share a screenshot on Asus laptop. We hope you can now experiment with the native tools to see which is faster, but if they all fall short, you can get Zight for all capture features in a single app.

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