You can use the Snipping Tool in Windows to screenshot a part (or all) of your screen.
-Use the search bar and type ‘Snipping Tool’.
An icon for the tool will appear at the top of the Start Menu for you to click on.
Make A New Snip
- When you first open the Snipping Tool, it might be in screenshot mode(screens turn grey and mouse pointer turns into a cross). Hit the ‘Esc’ key on your keyboard to cancel this or click the ‘Cancel’ button within the tool:
- To take a screenshot at any point, click the ‘New’ button. If you click the small arrow next to
the ‘Mode’ icon, you will see a few options for your screenshot:
Free-form, Rectangular, Window and Full-screen shots.
- If you simply click ‘New’ the default will be set as a Rectangular Snip. Your screen will gray
out, and you will be able to click and drag a box around the area you wish to screenshot.
As soon as you let go of your mouse button, your screen will return to normal and your
screenshot will appear. From here, you can highlight, annotate and save your image.
Delaying a Snip
When capturing a dropdown list or something that shows when you hover over an item, you will need to delay when the screen captures. This will give you the ability to click and see the dropdown list before the screen turns gray. To be safe, set it to 5 Seconds then click ‘New’.
Sample List Snip Hover Sample
Features To Use After Snip
- Save Snip
- Copy Snip - ****This is one of the most useful features. Once you are done marking up the screenshot you can copy the screenshot(with markups if any) and paste it to a document, spreadsheet or email. ****
- Email Snip
- Option 1 – Snip in body of email
- Option 2 – As Attachment
- Edit with Paint 3D
Bonus Tip: For a super quick snip press Windows + Shift + S
The snipping tool will immediately open and start capture mode. Click and drag and let go of what you want to capture and its in your temporary clipboard to paste wherever you wish.
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