Windows Snipping Tool Tutorial

Windows operating systems provide the Snipping Tool in order to take screenshots or a specific region, rectangle, or full screen. The snipping tool is provided by all modern Windows operating systems like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11. But currently, the snipping tool is moved into a new tool with more and cool features named Snip&Sketch . It is expected that with the Windows 12 and later versions the snipping tool became absolute.

Open Snipping Tool

The Windows snipping tool can be opened in different ways but the most practical way is using the Start Menu by typing snipping like below which lists the Snipping Tool.

Open Snipping Tool

The snipping tool welcome screen is like below which is tiny and lean.

Snipping Tool

Snipping Modes

The Windows snipping tool provides different snipping modes which are Free Form , Rectangular , Window and Full-screen .

Free Form Snip

Free Form snip mode can be used to select snipping regions freely and manually without using a geometric shape.

Free Form Snip

Rectangular Snip

A rectangular snip is used to create a snip in a rectangular shape.

Rectangular Snip

Window Snip

Window snip is used to snip a specific window which is easier to take screenshots of a specific application.

Window Snip

Full-screen Snip

As its name suggests the Full-screen snip is used to take screenshots of the whole desktop or screen.

Snip

After selecting the snipping mode the snip can be done via the following button named New .

Snip

Save Snip To File

Taken snips can be saved into a file for permanent storage. The save icon like below is clicked and the file name is provided to save snip into a file.

Save Snip To File

Copy Snip To Clipboard

The snip can be also copied into the clipboard in order to use other applications by pasting the snip. The following copy to clipboard button is used.

Copy Snip To Clipboard
See also  How To Open Windows Task Manager?

Leave a Comment