Take a snapshot to copy words or images from all or part of your PC screen. Use Snipping Tool to make changes or notes, then save, and share.
Windows 10 has another screenshot app you might also like to try. When you open Snipping Tool, you’ll see an invitation and keyboard shortcut to Snip & Sketch. For more info on this app, see How to take and annotate screenshots on Windows 10.
Capture any of the following types of snips:
|Free-form snip||Draw a free-form shape around an object.|
|Rectangular snip||Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.|
|Window snip||Select a window, such as a dialog box, that you want to capture.|
|Full-screen snip||Capture the entire screen.|
When you capture a snip, it's automatically copied to the Snipping Tool window where you make changes, save, and share.
Open Snipping Tool
|For Windows 10||Select the Start button, type snipping tool in the search box on the taskbar, and then select Snipping Tool from the list of results.|
|For Windows 8.1 / Windows RT 8.1||Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Search (or if you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then select Search), type snipping tool in the search box, and then select Snipping Tool from the list of results.|
|For Windows 7||Select the Start button, then type snipping tool in the search box, and then select Snipping Tool from the list of results.|