We usually use Win+PrtScr shortcut to take a screenshot on Windows. It will automatically take the screenshot and save it in the Screenshots folder in Pictures folder. Or we use the PrtScr key alone to copy and paste the screenshot in image editors. When you have multiple monitors set up and use these shortcuts, they will screenshot all the monitors. You need to manually save the required screenshot and delete the other screenshots. What if there is a way to screenshot only one Monitor on Windows? In this guide, we show you how to screenshot only one monitor on Windows 11/10.
How to Screenshot only one Monitor on Windows 11/10
If you have multiple monitors for your Windows PC and looking for a way to screenshot just one monitor of your choice, you can do it in the following ways:
- Using keyboard shortcut
- Using Snipping Tool
- Cropping method
- Using third-party tools
Let’s get into the details of each method and screenshot a single monitor.
1] Using a keyboard shortcut
We use the PrtScr key to screenshot the desktop. There are a few other shortcuts to print screens. They are not different from the basic shortcuts. When we have multiple monitors on our PC and want to capture screenshots of a single monitor, the Prt Sc button on the keyboard will help us to do so. Just move the cursor of your mouse to the screen or monitor that you want to screenshot and press Ctrl+Alt+Prt sc buttons on the keyboard. Then, open the Paint app on your PC and use the Ctrl+V shortcut to paste the screenshot you have just captured. Then, save in the format you like using the File options in the menu bar.
2] Using Snipping Tool
There are multiple ways you can capture screenshots of a single monitor on Windows 11/10 using the Snipping Tool. You can use either Full-screen mode, Window mode, or Rectangle mode to capture the screenshot and save them.
To capture the screenshot of a single monitor using the Snipping Tool,
- Launch Snipping Tool from the Start menu and select any mode from the three modes, Rectangle mode, Window mode, or Full-screen mode.
- Move the Snipping Tool to the screen you want to screenshot and click on the New button. Then, capture the screenshot according to the mode you have selected. If you have selected Rectangle mode, click and drag the mouse pointer on the screen to select the area you want to screenshot.
- The screenshot you’ve captured will be previewed on the Snipping Tool. Save it using the Win+S shortcut or by clicking on the Save button on the top.
Alternatively, you can use the Alt+M+S keyboard shortcut to capture the screenshot of your primary monitor using the Snipping Tool and save it.
3] Cropping method
In this method, you take the screenshot using the Prt Sc button. After saving the screenshot, you crop the screenshot on the Photos app to match the single monitor. It is a no-brainer but an extended task to just how you take screenshots of your Windows.
4 Using third-party tools
There are various third-party image editors and screenshot programs like PicPick, ShareX, etc. that can help you take a screenshot and save images. You just have to use one of the programs and capture the screenshot of the monitor you select with its options. To show you how you can do it, we use the PicPick program in this guide. Open PicPick on your PC and select Region to capture the screenshot of a region. Then, click and drag on the monitor you want to select to capture. It will capture the screenshot of the area or monitor you have selected and shows it on the program. You can save it using the File menu. You can use your choice of program and capture the screenshot.
These are the different ways you can screenshot a single monitor on Windows 11/10.
How do I take a screenshot of one monitor in Windows 11?
You can use the Snipping tool, Ctrl+Alt+Prt sc shortcut on the keyboard, or use a third-party program to get a screenshot of just one monitor. You can even take a screenshot normally and crop it to one monitor in the Photos app. Any of these will help you take a screenshot of one monitor. Some of the other methods are also mentioned in this article and you can follow them as well.
How do I take a screenshot of only one screen in Windows 11?
You can use Rectangle mode, Window mode, or the Full-screen mode in the Snipping Tool and capture the screenshot of the single monitor by moving the Snipping Tool onto that monitor, or by just clicking and dragging the area of the single monitor when you select the Rectangle mode. You can also use the Ctrl+Alt+Prt Sc shortcut or a third-party program to capture the screenshot of a single monitor.
Related read: How to take Delayed Screenshots in Windows 11.