Windows Snipping Tool - How to capture your whole Screen – or just a bit of it!

Tips on Using the Windows Snipping Tool for Business

David Furnevall December 29, 2023 Windows Snipping tool has all the options you need. It can capture the full screen down to small areas or snips. Read on to find out more about this useful tool. One of the most useful things you need to do sometimes on your PC is capture the screen. Most people are familiar with CTRL + ALT + PRT SCN to capture their current open window or simply PRT SCN to capture the whole screen, but what if you need a little more flexibility? Windows Snipping tool has all the options you need. It can capture the full screen down to small areas or snips. Simply press the Windows Key + Shift + S (Windows 10) all at the same time on your keyboard, and voila' - the snipping tool will open at the top of the screen with a selection of options available to you. Simply select the snip option you need: Rectangular Snip - as the name suggests this 'straight lines' tool will snip around any rectangular / square / straight shapes. Freeform Snip - free style to capture any areas. Window Snip - captures your current window. Full screen Snip - snips it all! Select the option you want to use and "snip away" . The image as always is stored to your clipboard ready to be pasted. You can then paste your snips by using Ctrl + V or right click your mouse and chose paste Enjoy!

Updated: 24th January 2024


David Furnevall

Digital Content & Marketing Executive @ Aspire. I help you find solutions to your business tech challenges.


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