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14 октября 2020 г. 23:54

How to Use the Snipping Tool for Capturing Screenshot on Windows 10?

Windows 10 built-in Snipping Tool helps the user to take the screenshot on the device. The screenshots taken through Snipping Tool get saved in PNG formats, but the tool also allows you to save the file in other formats such as GIF, JPEG, and HTML. You may easily create a note of the particular snap that you have taken. E-mailing is another feature available right in this tool. You can easily send emails to your near and dear ones directly from the Window of Snipping Tool.

Here is how to use the Snipping tool on Windows 10:

Opening Snipping Tool on Windows 10

  • Navigate to the Start menu on your Windows 10 OS.
  • Then, locate the Snipping Tool option directly from the Cortana Search bar.
  • Now, tap the option “Snipping Tool” to launch it.  Next, you will be provided four different snip options by the tool:
  • Rectangular Snip: For using this Snip option, you have to tap and hold down the cursor around the area to form a rectangular snip.
  • Window Snip: This option enables the user to take a screenshot of the browser window or the dialog box. Therefore, launch the Window that you desire to make it snapshot and then select this option.
  • Free Form Snip: You may draw a separate line or anything as per your requirement around the area you desire to capture.
  • Full-Screen Snip: It will help you to capture the entire screen.

Capturing Snip on Windows 10 OS

  • At the start, launch the Snipping Tool on your device as instructed above.
  • Then, hit the small arrow tab located just nearby the “New” button.
  • Choose the snip type option that you desire to use.
  • Once you have selected the snip type option, crop the area that you desire to capture.
  • Now, you have to make sure to save the snapshot into the desired file format.
  • Capturing Snip of your Start Menu on Windows 10
  • In the beginning, launch the Snipping Tool on your device.
  • After that, open the menu tab whose screenshot your wish to capture. For instance: Start Menu.
  • Then, hit these keys in combination: Ctrl and PrtSc on the keyboard.
  • After some time, you will see the Snipping Tool via prompt-up box on your screen.
  • Next, capture the Start Menu there.
  • Saving Snip on Windows 10

Once you have captured the screenshot successfully, then you need to save it in a safe place. To do so, pursue these guidelines:

  • Open the File tab.
  • Then, select the Save As option. This option will appear on the Window of Spinning Tool.
  • You have to provide the particular name to your file and then select the file type option.
  • Next, save the captured file to the location you like.
  • Sharing Captured Snip on Windows 10
  • First of all, capture the snip of the particular area that you like.
  • Then, hit the arrow tab which is located just beside the option ‘Send Snip.”
  • Now, you will get two different options:
  • Send the snip as Email recipient.
  • Sharing snip as Attachment
  • Changing Snipping Tool Ink Color on Windows 10
  • First of all, hit the Options tab when you desire to use Snipping Tool to modify ink colors.
  • Wait for the Sniping Tool screen to prompt up on your Window.
  • Once it appears on your screen, move to the lowermost section of your Window and then search for the Ink Color Selection there.
  • Hit the pull drop menu and then choose the color that you wish.
  • After that, choose the mark-box that says to show selection ink just after you have captured the snip.
  • Finally, tap the OK button to proceed.
  • Annotating a Snip
  • When you have successfully captured your snip, you may easily draw or write anything. You may either select the highlighter tab or the Pen button.
  • In order to remove the editing, use the Eraser option there.
  • Cropping or Enlarging the Snip
  • Launch the Snipping Tool on your device.
  • Then, hit the Edit tab right from the menu bar.
  • After that, choose the option “Edit with Paint 3D,” including more enhancements.
  • Removing URL
  • Hit the Options from the interface of your snipping tool.
  • The Snipping Tool window will prompt up. Unmark the option “include URL just below the HTML snips.”
  • Press the OK tab to save the changes you have made.


Windows 10 provides several features to its users. One of the interesting tools provided by Windows 10 is the “Snipping Tool.” It helps the user to capture the screen happenings on their Windows 10 device with ease. It’s among the most important tools provided by Windows OS. By default, the snapshots taken by the Snipping tool are generally saved in PNG, but you can easily save it to other formats such as JPEG, HTML, and GIF if needed.

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