Taking screenshots is one of the easiest tasks to engage in on your Surface Pro smart device. However, it is quite challenging for folks who don’t have the knowledge. If this is the same for you too, this article is definitely for you.

Take Screenshot on Surface Pro

Take Screenshot on Surface Pro

In this post, we will walk you through the various techniques to capture high-quality screenshots on your Surface Pro smart device using different effective methods. All you just need to do is to stick with us till the end of this article.

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Check the steps to take a screenshot on your Surface Pro.

Step 1: Install Gemoo Snap for free on your computer first. Alternatively, you could add an extension to Chrome (Add to Chrome). Please tap on the function of your choice.

Gemoo Snap Interface

Gemoo Snap Interface

Step 2: Choose the screenshot type. Then, custom captures screen size. Click, drag the desired area with your mouse, and let it go.

The Features for Gemoo Snap

The Features for Gemoo Snap

Step 3: You can see the toolbar with brush components, then add an annotation.

Add Feedback for Screenshot

Add Feedback for Screenshot

Screenshot on a Surface Pro with a Keyboard

Our first recommended method is by using the keyboard. This is a very simple way to capture your Surface Pro screen, and it just involves holding the right hotkeys. However, it only works with Surface Pro devices with a Type cover.

Check the instructions below to tape screenshots on your Surface Pro with the keyboard:

Screenshot Surface Pro with PrtScn key

Screenshot Surface Pro with PrtScn key

Screenshot Surface Pro with PrtScn key

The resulting image is a snapshot of your entire computer screen. If you wish to screenshot specific windows;

Screenshot Surface Pro with Alt PrtScn

Screenshot Surface Pro with Alt PrtScn

If you own a Surface Pro 3 or older version without the Print key, use the three (3) hotkeys; Fn + Windows + Space to capture your current screen.

Screenshot Surface Pro 3 with FN Windows Space

Screenshot Surface Pro 3 with FN Windows Space

Screenshot on Surface Pro without a Keyboard

Should the method above fail to work with your Surface Pro model, we recommend that you use this technique which doesn’t require touching your Keyboard.

Surface 3

Surface Pro 4 and Newer Models

This Surface Pro model doesn’t support the Windows button, so the approach to taking a screenshot will be quite different. Here’s how to do that using this device:

The method above lets you capture your entire screen. To adjust your resulting image, you have to edit it to the required dimension.

Using the Windows Snipping Tool

With the Snipping Tool on your Surface Pro device, you can take a snapshot of your screen in multiple dimensions, both full-screen, and selected portions. The tool is lightweight, and simple to operate.

You can apply the guide down here to take a screenshot on Surface Pro with the Windows Snipping Tool:

Step 1: Click on the taskbar at the bottom left corner of your screen, and then enter Snipping Tool in the search bar. Left-click on the icon to open it, and the response page down here will appear:

Step 2: Look through the different screenshot options by clicking the drop-down menu, and selecting one of them. Find below what each option does:

Free-form Snip: This button allows you to use your mouse, or finger to capture a specific area of the screen.

Rectangular Snip: Manually select a part of your screen by drawing a rectangle around the region.

Window Snip: It lets you capture specific windows.

With this option, you are allowed to take a snapshot of your whole screen.

Step 3: After selecting the screenshot mode, use the corresponding button to capture your screen accordingly. Select your preferred location, and image format to store the resulting file.

With the Snip And Sketch Tool

Microsoft introduced a new screen-capturing feature into its Windows 10 updates called the Snip and Sketch Tool. With the feature, you can successfully take screen snapshots, annotate, and share the resulting image conveniently.

If you run Windows 10 on your Surface Pro device, you can capture your screen with the Snip and Sketch Tool. The approach required is simple. Just apply the stepwise guide below:

Step 1: Head to the taskbar at the lower left corner of your Home Screen, and enter Snip & Sketch. Click on the corresponding icon to launch it.

Step 2: When the Snip & Sketch Tool opens, tap on the New button, and then select Snip now.

Step 3: Select the portion of your screen that you wish to take a snapshot of. Once done, the screenshot will appear automatically open in a Snip & Sketch window.

Step 4: Tap on the Save button to save the snapshot on your local drive.

Tap on the Save Button

Tap on the Save Button

Via the Keyboard Shortcuts

Lastly, we have

useful keyboard shortcuts to take snapshots on Surface Pro computer systems. It involves the use of hotkeys to activate the Snip & Sketch Tool mentioned above.

To take a snapshot on Surface Pro using keyboard shortcuts, check out the guidelines below:

Screenshot Surface Pro with PrtScn key

Screenshot via Keyboard Shortcuts


Final Thought

Now you know the five (5) official ways to take snapshots on the Microsoft Surface Pro, whether old or new model. Apply whichever one you know is best suited for your Surface Pro model. All techniques are simple and free to implement on your device. Just make sure you follow the procedure as outlined in the article above to get the job done perfectly.


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