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How to use Windows Snipping Tool to take screenshot

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Need to snip a screenshot from your computer? Do not want to shared unnecessary information on the screen other than a particular area? Always need to crop the picture after hitting the "PrintScreen" button? Read on and find out how the Snipping Tool can help!

 

Snipping Tool is a built-in software in Windows, it can help to capture a particular section of your screens and save as an image. 

1. From Start Menu, look for Snipping Tool.

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2. Open Snipping Tool and you will see this window:

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3. Next to New button, you can find a few options from the drop down menu:

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 - Free Form Snip: You can capture the screen in an irregular shape.

 - Rectangular Snip: You can capture the screen in rectangular shape.

 - Window Snip: You can capture a particular window on the screen.

 - Full Screen Snip: You can capture the entire screen(s), Yes there's an (s) so if you have multiple screens you can capture everything!

4. We will demonstrate using Window Snip only. I will be using the Calculator as an example.

5. Select Windows Snip (See Step 3):

6. Hover your mouse on top of the window you need to capture.

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7. The windows will be surrounded by red lines, left-click the mouse to capture the window.

8. You have captured a window-only screenshot! Well done! Now Click on the Save icon or copy it to paste somewhere else by clicking the Copy icon.

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9. Try the other modes like Rectangular mode or Fullscreen mode to familiarize yourself with the tool.

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