Screenshot on Microsoft Surface Pro - 7 Methods to Take Snapshots

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Aug 20, 2021 (Updated: Oct 31, 2022)Filed to: Screenshot

Microsoft Surface Pro is a portable device compared to Windows PCs. How to take a screenshot on Surface Pro? You can simply take a snapshot with the Press Screen key just the same as your computer. But what should you do if you are in tablet mode? Why the PrtScn button is not available on the device? Just learn more about the 7 best methods to screenshot on Microsoft Surface Pro for free from the article.

The Best Methods to Take Screenshots on Surface Pro

When you want to take screenshots on Surface Pro with advanced features, AnyRec Screen Recorder is the all-in-one free snapshot tool that enables you to customize the area, add annotations, and even adjust the photo format for the screenshots. Moreover, it also enables you to take a snapshot from a recorded video.

1. Take screenshots on Surface Pro with the customize area or full screen.

2. Edit the snapshots with watermarks, shapes, callouts, and more others.

3. Adjust and tweak the photo formats for the screenshots within one click.

4. Capture a certain frame from a recorded video without missing highlights.

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Step 1.Once you have installed AnyRec Screen Recorder, you can launch the program on your computer. Click the "Snapshot" button to capture to customize the area you want to capture on Surface Pro.

Select Screen Capture

Step 2.When you get the snapshot, you can select a tool to draw on the photo, including the shapes, texts, callouts, and more other elements. It also enables you to customize the size and color.

Edit Screenshot

Step 3.Click the "Save" button to save the screenshots on the Surface Pro. Of course, you can tweak the photo formats, share with social media sites, or even pin-to-screen according to your requirement.


When you need to capture the desired screenshot on Surface Pro from an online meeting, you can record the whole meeting and take any frame of the video.

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6 Easy Methods to Screenshot on Microsoft Surface Pro

Method 1. How to Screenshot Surface Pro via Tablet Mode

When the device is in tablet mode, you can take a screenshot on Surface Pro using hardware buttons. Just press and hold the "Power" button, and then you can press the "Volume Up" button. Once the screen will blink to indicate that a screenshot is taken. Then the screenshot will be saved to the Screenshots folder of the Pictures folder automatically.

Screenshot Surface Pro Via tablet Mode

Method 2. How to Screenshot Surface Using Keyboard

If you are using Surface Pro with a keyboard, you can use the keyboard to take a screenshot on Surface Pro as below. Compared with other screenshot apps, it is an old-fashion but useful way.

Press the "PrtSn" key and paste it to wherever you need.

Press "Alt + PrtSn" keys together and paste it to anywhere.

Screenshot Surface with Keyboard

Method 3. How to Take Screenshot on Surface Pro with Surface Pen

Surface Pen has been improved in Windows 10 and now has a lot more features. Screen Sketch is one of the new features and it is able to take a screenshot on Surface Pro.

Step 1.Double-click the "Eraser" button on the top of your Surface Pen.

Step 2.Click the "Save as" button on the screen to edit and save the screenshot.

Screenshot with Surface Pen

Method 4. How to Screenshot on Surface Pro via Windows Snipping Tool

Windows has a built-in Snipping Tool (know more about Windows 11 Snipping Tool) to take screenshots on a Surface Pro. Like other default screenshot software, it is convenient and easy to use. By the way, you can use Windows Snipping Tool shortcuts as an alternative as well.

Step 1.Go to the Start menu and search for the Snipping Tool.

Step 2.Click the "New" button to open the drop-down menu, select your desired screenshot in 4 different snips.

Step 3.Then the screenshot you have taken will appear in a new window. It enables you to draw and highlight the photos before saving them.

Screenshot Surface Pro Snipping Tool  

Method 5. How to Take Snapshots on Surface Pro with Windows Snip & Sketch

Microsoft launched another snipping tool Snip & Sketch in Windows 10. It enables you to swiftly customize screenshots with multiple tools.

Step 1.Go to the Start menu and locate the Snip & Sketch tool.

Step 2.Click the "New" drop-down list and click the "Snip new" menu item to select your screenshot area, and take it.

Step 3.Your screenshot will display on a new window, which allows you to customize and draw the screenshot.

Step 4.After editing, click the "File" button to save your screenshot or click the "Copy" button to paste it anywhere.

Screenshot Surface Pro Snip Sketch

Method 6. How to Take Screenshots of Surface Pro via Shortcuts

You can take the most primitive and convenient method, that is, through the shortcut keys to take a screenshot on Surface Pro.

Step 1.Press "Windows + Shift" keys together and then press and release the S key.

Step 2.The screenshot appears in a "Snip & Sketch" window immediately and the next steps are the same as the fifth method above.

Step 3.You can annotate, draw, and highlight the snapshots before clicking the "Save" button to save the screenshots.

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FAQs about Taking a Screenshot on Surface Pro


When you want to take a snapshot of Surface Pro 7/8, you can learn more about the 7 most efficient methods from the article. Surface Pro has already provided some default methods to capture screenshots. Of course, you can also use the professional screen recorder to capture snapshots and record on Surface Pro according to your requirements.

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