Cool Things You Can Do with Microsoft’s Snipping Tool

Cool Things You Can Do with Microsoft’s Snipping Tool

Capturing a screenshot on your phone is pretty easy. Did you know you can also take a screenshot on your computer? We’re not talking about the PrtScn button on your keyboard, although that is one way to do a screengrab. The problem with the PrtScn function is it takes a snapshot of the entire screen. So what if you only want to grab a specific area of the screen sans tabs and toolbars?

Microsoft’s Snipping Tool is a handy software program built into Windows that allows you to have more control over exactly what you want to capture. You can easily draw rectangles or free form shapes around any area on your screen without having to save as an image and then cropping with an editing app like Paint. The app even has annotation tools so you can draw directly on the image using different colored pens, or highlight areas of your screenshot. Saving the image and even emailing it is a snap.

To open Snipping Tool:

Select the Start Button

Type snipping tool in the search box on the taskbar and select Snipping Tool from the list of results

To take a screenshot:

Click New

Select the type of snip you want to capture

Drag the cursor around the object

From there you can select tools to annotate a snip, save it or share it.

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