How To Use Windows 10 Snipping Tool and Download

December 6, 2018

As in the previous versions of the Windows operating system, even the Windows 10 features its users with the snipping tool. It is used to take a screenshot of a particular rectangular area or an entire screen. Taken screenshots can be saved either in the PNG, JPEG or GIF file formats. Snipping tool Windows 10 also allows basic image editing feature so that the user can use colored pens, erasers or even highlight a particular area. Recently, Microsoft released a new build for Windows 10 which can help to improvise the screenshot capturing capability further. The current version of the snipping tool Windows 10 allows to select portions of the screen, go for free-form snip or can even annotate with a pen or a highlight tool. Now the modernized version of Snipping tool is termed as Screen Sketch which is a standalone app that can be downloaded or updated through Microsoft store. Now that we understood of what is snipping tool Windows 10, let us go further and understand different ways to open and use the Snipping tool in Windows 10 effectively.

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Methods To Launch Snipping Tool Windows 10

Method 1: Go to start-→All apps-→Windows accessories-→Select Snipping tool.

Method 2: Open search bar and type in the Snipping Tool. From the results, click on the snipping tool.

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Method 3: Click Windows + R to launch run command, type in snipping tool and click OK.

Method 4: To open using CMD, launch command prompt, type in snippingtool.exe and hit enter.

So, it is now clear of how to open the snipping tool Windows 10. Read further to understand the usage of this popular screenshot capturing tool.

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Windows 10 Snipping tool to Capture Free-Form Snip

Step 1: Open snipping tool using any of the above methods specified, click new-→free-form snip.

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Step 2: With the right click on the mouse, choose the free-form area from the display.

Step 3: Once done, release the mouse button and save the screenshot.

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Windows 10 Snipping tool to Capture Rectangular Snipping

Step 1: Open snipping tool using any of the above methods specified, click new-→Rectangular Snip.

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Step 2: With the right click on the mouse, choose the rectangular area from the display.

Step 3: Once done, release the mouse button and save the screenshot.

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Windows 10 Snipping tool to Capture Full-screen Snip

Step 1: Open snipping tool on or laptop using any of the above methods specified, click new-→full-screen snip.

Step 2: Save the screenshot by navigating through file-→Save As.

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How to use Time Delay Shutter option With Snipping Tool

Step 1: Open snipping tool to find this utility.

Step 2: From the menu, select Delay option and choose delay time. You have the option to choose from 0 to 5 seconds.

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Step 3: Now click the arrow beside “New” to choose the required mode (free-form, Rectangular or full-screen).

Step 4: Now, present the menu or the tool that you want to capture in 5 seconds. Once it reaches that time point, the screen automatically gets freezed and dim. You can now capture that particular tooltip now. If you have chosen the Window or full-screen mode then the screenshot will be automatically created once the screen freezes. In case you have chosen the free-form or rectangular snip, click, hold and drag the mouse to capture that particular region.

Step 5: Once the screenshot is loaded to the image editor, the user gets an option to annotate it and then click on save button to save it into local disk.

This feature of time delay shutter option is a great improvement over the previous version. If you are not satisfied with the inbuilt option, they prefer to have an alternative snipping tool free download such as Apowersoft screen capture Pro, Snipping Tool++ and many more.

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