How to: Capture a screenshot in Windows 11 using the Snipping Tool


Introduction

From the Snipping Tool, choose the desired snip type and delay. Then, click New.

Instructions

TIP: Alternatively, you can press the key combination Windows key Windows key +Shift+S. This will copy the image to the clipboard to be pasted into another application.

1) Click your Start button.

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2) In the search field, type snipping tool, but do not press Enter. When the search results appear, click Snipping Tool to open it.

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3) Choose the mode that you would like to use for capturing your screenshot.

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The options are:

  • Window mode: Choose a window, such as a dialog box, that you want to capture.
  • Full-screen mode: Capture the entire screen.
  • Rectangular mode: Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.
  • Free-form mode: Draw a free-form shape around an object.

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4) Choose how long of a delay that you wish to have before the screenshot is captured.

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The options are:

  • No delay
  • Snip in 3 seconds
  • Snip in 5 seconds
  • Snip in 10 seconds

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5) Click the New button to capture the screenshot.

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6) If you chose "Full screen mode", the screenshot is captured immediately. Skip ahead to the next step.

If you chose "Rectangle mode" or "Free-form mode", use your mouse to draw the area on the screen that you wish to capture. When you release the mouse button, the screenshot is captured and you may proceed to the next step.

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If you chose "Window mode", click the window that you wish to capture.

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7) If desired, you may use the tools available to mark up the screenshot, crop it, and so forth.

When you are done, you may save the screenshot using the "Save as" button on the top right-hand corner of the Snipping Tool window. You may also use the "Copy" button next to "Save as"; the "Copy" button copies the screenshot to your clipboard so that you may paste it into another area on your computer.

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OUTCOME

You have taken a screenshot using the Snipping Tool on your computer.