Monday, January 2, 2023

Use Snipping Tool to Capture Screenshots in Windows

A picture is worth a thousand words. 

This is even more true in the digital age. 

But how do you capture something you see on your windows screen to be able to include it in your email or message?

When you need to capture a full or partial Windows screen, use this keyboard shortcut to open the Windows Snipping Tool: 

Windows Key + Shift + S

This shortcut will open the quick Snipping tool.  Select one of the tools to capture the screen:

Snipping Tool Quick Menu

  • Rectangular snip
    • Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.
  • Free-form snip
    • Draw a free-form shape around an object.
  • Full-screen snip
    • Capture the entire screen.
  • Window snip
    • Select a window, such as a dialog box, that you want to capture.

You can paste (Ctrl+V) your screen snip into another program such as email or Microsoft Word.

After you capture an image, you'll see a pop-up message in the bottom, right-hand corner of the screen, you can click that message to open the full Snipping Tool application screen for more editing options.

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