Windows 10: How To Screenshot On PC Using Snipping Tool

Imagine you are surfing the net on your personal computer and want to take a snapshot of the exact screen. If it’s a smartphone, you can easily make use of the power and volume button or just swipe the screen down and the screen will be captured.

However, the command cannot work for your PC. How can you snapshot a page or an image on a personal computer? You will simply need to make use of the Snipping Tool.

The Snipping Tool which now appeared on Windows 10 as Snip & Sketch is simply a screenshot utility developed by Microsoft.

It can take still screenshots of an open window, rectangular areas, a free-form area, or the entire screen. Snips can then be annotated using a mouse (for PC). When you capture a snip, it’s automatically copied to the Snipping Tool window where you make changes, save, and share. 

Having known the functions of this utility tool, how can it be used? This, we are going to explore below.

How to Use a Snipping Tool

Before we proceed to the usage of Snipping Tool. It can be used to capture four types of snips which are:

Free-form Snip: This draws a free-form shape around an object.

Rectangular Snip: This snip forms when you drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.

Window Snip: This type of snip occur when you select a window, such as a dialog box, that you want to capture.

Full-screen Snip: It allows you to capture the entire screen.

We are going to be making use of the rectangular snip for the purpose of this article.

To use the Snipping Tool on Windows 10 (it is same for other versions of Windows). Open the page or screen that you capture or screenshot.

Go to “Start” or the Windows icon on your PC or Type ”Snipping Tool” on the “Search” section beside the Windows icon.

If you have clicked the Windows icon, scroll down till you see “Snip & Sketch”.

Click on “Snip & Sketch”, the next on your screen will be various features of the tool such as New, Edit, Erase, Mode, Save etc.

Click “New” or press “Windows logo key + Shift + S (to snip shot direct)

Hold your mouse and drag to the exact section you want to screenshot. Remember you must have opened the page or screen to be captured before you can carry out the process successfully.

After making the screenshot, you will be redirected to the Snipping Tool. Click on the “Save” icon.

Then name the file and click “Save”

Go to “Pictures” to view the saved file.

If you painstakingly follow this guide, you must have been able to take a screenshot on your PC by now. Kindly drop a comment below to see what you have made of this article.

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