How to Screenshot on ThinkPad

Lenovo has several laptop models; among them, the ThinkPad gained immense popularity after it was the first laptop to go to space. It was approved by the International Space Station to be used in space.

The Lenovo ThinkPad has also been appreciated for its superior keyboard quality. People buy ThinkPad primarily based on utility, as there is a vast range of ThinkPad laptops. These include the business-oriented- ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga, the performance-oriented- ThinkPad P17, and the budget-friendly- ThinkPad E14. Most preferred is the lightweight Lenovo Chromebook Duet.

Taking a screenshot on a Lenovo laptop can be helpful in so many ways. So let us look at how to take a screenshot on a Lenovo ThinkPad and other devices.

How to take a screenshot on Lenovo laptops with Windows.

With the Windows operating system on your Lenovo ThinkPad or Lenovo computer, taking a screenshot is very easy. Follow these steps to know how it is done.

Method#1: Using the Print Screen Key

Press the Windows logo key and the Print Screen key- abbreviated PRTSC key on the keyboard (Windows key + PRTSC key) to take a screenshot on a Lenovo laptop.

On a ThinkPad, the Print Screen button is on the lower right corner of the keyboard, beside the arrow keys.

There will be a clicking sound, and the screen will dim. Finally, the image will be saved to the Screenshots folder of your computer.

Method#2: Through the Screen Sketch app

There is another way you can take a screenshot on your laptop,

Press the Windows logo key combination with the letter W (Windows Key+ W)

A sidebar menu will arise on your screen; select Screen Sketch from the menu. Make any edits or select Save to move the captured image to the screenshots folder.

This method saves time by allowing the user to edit the screenshot instantly.

#Method 3: Use Microsoft Paint program

Taking screenshots on the MS Paint software is a classic method. Follow these steps to take a screenshot on your Lenovo computer using this process.

Step#1– Press the PRTSC button to capture screenshots; they will be automatically saved on the clipboard.

Step#2– Use the Microsoft paint program or any other image editing tool and paste the screenshots here.

Make any edits if required.

Step#3– Now, click on File and select Save to have the screenshot saved to a folder under Screenshots.

How to take a Custom screenshot on ThinkPad

There are two ways to take a custom screenshot on Lenovo laptops.

#1- Take a screenshot on Lenovo using Snip And Sketch app

The latest Lenovo devices come with the Windows 10 Operating system. If your Lenovo has Windows 10, you can use this custom screenshot method- Snip Sketch.

The Snip Sketch is a free capture snipping tool; this built-in Windows Snip Sketch tool allows you to capture a screenshot on your Lenovo.

The Snipping tool will open with the keyboard shortcut- Windows logo key, Shift, and the S key combination.

Press Windows+ Shift+ S, and the built-in snip sketch app allows you to take a custom screenshot of the entire screen or just a part of it.

The captured image is copied to the clipboard.

By pressing the keyboard shortcuts Windows+ Shift+ S, the screen turns light grey, with a screen snipping tool to drag and select the screen area for capture.

Once you have selected the window area, let go of the mouse button. Now, the indicated area is saved to the clipboard, or you can click the save snip icon to move the captured screenshot to your hard drive.

You can also use this snipping tool to take screenshots in different modes, like the rectangular snip, Windows snip, free-form snip, etc.

#2-Taking screenshots on Lenovo ThinkPad using the Snipping tool

The Windows built-in snipping tool can help you take a custom screenshot. The snipping tool comes loaded on Windows 10.

Find the Windows Search bar beside the Windows start button; now type in Snip on the search bar and Select the Snipping tool.

Now drag and select the desired screen and release the mouse button; in the pop-up window, click the Save snip icon.

How to take a screenshot of an Active window on ThinkPad

If you wish to take a screenshot of an active window on your Lenovo laptop, press Alt + PrtSc key on your keyboard. This will capture the entire screen.

Now, you can open the Paint program to edit the image or Press Ctrl + S to move the screenshot to a folder in your Pictures folder.

How to take a screenshot with Function and Print screen on a Lenovo laptop

This is the easiest way to capture a screenshot on the Lenovo laptop. The keys used are Function(Fn) and the Print Screen button (PrtSc).

Press Fn+ Prtsc; this will allow you to take a screenshot, and the whole screen captured is copied to the clipboard.

Now, you can paste the captured screenshot to the paint program or any image editor tool to edit, use annotation tools, etc.

It should be noted that the screenshots taken using this method are not directly saved to a folder. Instead, you can save it by clicking the Save button.

Use Snagit to take a screenshot on Lenovo laptops.

You can use a third-party app like Snagit on Lenovo ThinkPad; this app can take a snapshot easily, and quickly, and even edit the image using its powerful tools.

Follow these steps to download and use Snagit,

Step#1- Download and install Snagit from its official website to get the app.

Step#2- Now, Run and sign in to Snagit and click the Capture button on the desired window.

Step#3- You can now click and drag the cursor to select the desired area. When the site is selected, release the mouse button.

Step#4- Now, select the camera icon to capture the selected area as a screenshot.

Step#5– The pop-up Snagit editor will open. It has tools to adjust and add shapes and text to your snapshot.

Step#6– Press Ctrl and the letter S (Ctrl+ S) to save the screenshot.

How to take a screenshot on a Lenovo Android phone

Taking screenshots on the Lenovo smartphone is similar to most other smartphones.

Open the desired screen; now press the Power and Volume Down buttons together to take a screenshot of the entire screen.

You can see the screenshot taken on the device’s Gallery under Screenshots.

How to take screenshots on your Lenovo Chromebook

Like the Lenovo Android Phone, you can take a screenshot on the Chromebook. All you need to do is hold the Power and Volume down buttons for a few seconds until a screenshot is taken. Additionally, you can use the Control (Ctrl) and the Switcher button to take a screenshot of the entire screen on Lenovo laptops and tablets.


After you have read the above article, you are now well acquainted with the multiple ways to take a screenshot on Lenovo devices.

We have also covered how to take screenshots on Lenovo laptops, ThinkPad, Android phones, and Chromebook. With the help of these methods, you can now successfully take screenshots on your Lenovo. If you still have difficulty taking a screenshot on Lenovo, you can consult a Lenovo specialist or call Lenovo support.

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