Windows screenshot with scaling

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If you're using Windows with scaling enabled and you want to take a screenshot that accurately captures the scaled content, you can follow these steps:

  1. Print Screen Button:
    Press the "Print Screen" (PrtScn) button on your keyboard. This will capture the entire screen, including scaled content.

  2. Snipping Tool:
    The Snipping Tool is a built-in screenshot tool in Windows that allows you to capture specific parts of the screen.

    • Press the "Start" button and type "Snipping Tool" in the search bar. Open the Snipping Tool application.
    • Click on "New" to start capturing a new screenshot. Drag the cursor to select the area you want to capture.
    • Once you release the mouse button, the captured screenshot will open in the Snipping Tool editor.
    • You can save the screenshot using the "File" menu.
  3. Snip & Sketch:
    Snip & Sketch is an updated screenshot tool available in Windows 10.

    • Press the "Start" button and type "Snip & Sketch" in the search bar. Open the Snip & Sketch application.
    • Click on the "New" button to capture a new screenshot. You can choose to capture a rectangular area, a freeform area, or the entire screen.
    • After capturing the screenshot, you can annotate and save it.
  4. Windows Key + Shift + S:
    In Windows 10, you can use the keyboard shortcut "Windows Key + Shift + S" to open the Snip & Sketch tool directly and capture a screenshot.

  5. Windows Game Bar:
    If you're using Windows 10 and have the Game Bar enabled, you can use the "Windows Key + G" keyboard shortcut to open the Game Bar and take a screenshot.

  6. Third-Party Screenshot Tools:
    There are also third-party screenshot tools available that provide additional features and options for capturing screenshots. Some popular options include Greenshot, ShareX, and Lightshot.

When you take a screenshot using any of these methods, the captured image should accurately reflect the scaled content on your screen. Just make sure to open the screenshot in an image viewer that supports high-resolution images to see the details clearly.