Windows Snipping Tool

A reader is looking for for some help snipping:

“I was told about an app on Windows 10 called SNIP. I opened it but that is as far as I got. Can you help me with how to use SNIP? Thank You for your column and such useful information.”

You’ve got two options for snipping (which is taking a screenshot and trimming it) in Windows 10.

There’s the basic Snipping Tool and the more advanced Snip & Sketch.

You can find it by typing “snipping tool” in your search box. Choose “New” from the top menu and select the shape of the screenshot you want to capture.

Then drag the box around the portion of the screen you want to copy. Once you select the image you want, you’ll be given an option to save it.

You’ll also have the option to delay when the snip happens and to draw on the image.


When you open Snipping Tool, you’ll see a message that these features are migrating to the Snip & Sketch app. The app is similar but a bit more complex. I’ll show you how to use it tomorrow.


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