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.
The snipping tool welcome screen is like below which is tiny and lean.
The Windows snipping tool provides different snipping modes which are
Free Form ,
Free Form Snip
Free Form snip mode can be used to select snipping regions freely and manually without using a geometric shape.
A rectangular snip is used to create a snip in a rectangular shape.
Window snip is used to snip a specific window which is easier to take screenshots of a specific application.
As its name suggests the
Full-screen snip is used to take screenshots of the whole desktop or screen.
After selecting the snipping mode the snip can be done via the following button named
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.
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.