Windows Snipping Tool

How to use the Windows Snipping Tool

The Snipping tool is a handy tool you can use if you would like a screen shot of a small section of the screen. To open the Snipping Tool you can simply just hit the windows button and start typing “snipping tool” until it appears for you to select and open.

To capture a snip

  1. Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Snipping Tool, and then, in the list of results, click Snipping Tool.
  2. Click the arrow next to the New button, select Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip, or Full-screen Snip from the list, and then select the area of your screen that you want to capture.
  3. Once you have selected the content you an draw over the shot with a pen or highlighter.

 

To save a snip

  1. After you capture a snip, click the Save Snip button in the mark-up window.
  2. In the Save As dialogue box, enter a name for the snip, choose a location where to save the snip, select the file format (Either PNG, GIF or JPEG file) and then click Save.

 

To share a snip

  • After you capture a snip, click the arrow on the Send Snip button, and then select an option from the list.
  • Or Simply press the copy button and paste the snip into your document.

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