Using Windows Snipping Tool

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  1. This Windows screenshot capture utility is faster than other methods.
  2. Activate Scissors
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  4. Take a screenshot of the new menu
  5. Select parts of the screen to capture in the mode menu
  6. Set the timer using the delay menu
  7. Automatically save screenshots and more using the options menu
  8. Use scissors
  9. Edit and share screen clippings

This Windows screenshot capture utility is faster than other methods.

If you want to take a screenshot of your computer, you have a choice. Press the Print Screen key to quickly and easily take a full screen screenshot. To capture parts of the screen and make changes to the screenshot, use the Snipping Tool in Windows.

The instructions in this article apply to the Windows 10 operating system.

Activate Scissors

To open the Snipping Tool in Windows 10, press the key Windows and then type Snipping Tool . When the Snipping Tool appears in the menu, select it.

The Snipping Tool window is invisible in all screenshots you take.

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The Snipping Tool opens in a small window with a toolbar with five commands:

  • New . Executes a clipping command.
  • Mode . Sets the cut type.
  • Delay . Creates a delayed timer for capturing images.
  • Cancel . Stops capturing.
  • parameters: . Contains additional settings for Snipping Tool behavior.

This is what you will find in each of these menus.

Take a screenshot of the new menu

After setting the screen you want to capture and setting the screen capture options such as capture mode and any delay, select New to take a screenshot.

Select parts of the screen to capture in the mode menu

Unlike Windows Print Screen, which captures either the entire screen or the active window, the Snipping Tool captures any part of the screen or an open window, not just the active window.

Menu Mode offers 4 different ways to capture the screen: random, rectangular, windows and full screen.

  1. Select Freeform Fragment to use the lasso tool to capture part of the screen.

  2. Select Rectangular passage to get a uniform rectangular slice. It can be part of the screen or full screen.

  3. Select window cut to capture live windows.

  4. Select Full screen clip to capture the entire screen, including the taskbar and desktop shortcuts.

Set the timer using the delay menu

If you need time to select drop-down menus or other items that would otherwise not be captured right away, go to the menu Delay .

Use the options in the Delay menu to set how long the Snipping Tool waits before taking a screenshot. Choose a delay of 1 to 5 seconds. Or choose No delay to take a screenshot immediately.

Automatically save screenshots and more using the options menu

The Snipping Tool has several options that can be applied to any screenshot you take. Screen recording options can be changed at any time. To go parameters: Unpleasant:

  • Always copy snippets to the clipboard.

  • Suggest to save snippets before closing them.

  • Show selected ink after recording.

Check the box to add a border around the screenshot Show Selected Ink After Capturing Clips and then select the drop-down arrow Ink Color: and choose a color.

Use scissors

Before taking a screenshot, open all the windows you want to capture and then use the snipping tool.

  1. Go to Mode and select the shape you want to capture.

  2. Go to page Delay and select the delay size, if applicable, for your code.

  3. Go to parameters: and select more options.

  4. Select New .

    The screen dims when the snipping tool is in capture mode.

  5. Select the area you want to include in the clip.

  6. Select from the menu to save a clip disk icon or select File > Save as .

Edit and share screen clippings

Once you have the extract, more options will appear in the toolbar To copy , E-mail receiver , Feather color , Selection , To clear and Edit with Paint 3D .

  1. Select To copy to copy the snippet to the clipboard and then paste the screenshot into apps or documents.

  2. Select E-mail receiver to send the snippet as an email message or as an email attachment.

  3. Select Feather color to change the color of the ink used to write the excerpt.

  4. Select Selection to select part of the clip.

  5. Select Gum to erase one or all fragments.

  6. Select Edit with Paint 3D to open the Paint 3D application. Use Paint 3D to make finer adjustments to the piece.

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