The Snipping Tool is a simplistic tool that you can use to snap and save a picture of any area on your screen, with many customizing options. You can find it either under your task bar (located at the bottom right of your screen) or in the start menu by searching “Snipping Tool”.
After opening the Snipping tool, you will have 3 options: New, Cancel or Option.
By clicking “New”, you can pick what type of screenshot you want. You can choose freeform, which allows you to drag your cursor around what you would like to snip, rectangular, window, or full-screen snip.
Under options, you can choose to activate up to six check boxes that include preferences for an outline, prompt to save snips, and screen overlay, to name a few. There are also various colors that you can choose from for your snip outline.
Cancel allows you to continue to interact with your screen, while having the menu bar open at the bottom.
The Customizing Toolbar
Immediately after capturing your snip, the customizing bar will open. There are many options to pick from including; taking a new snip, saving your image, copying it, sending it as an email or drawing over top with a pen or highlighter. Additionally, if you want to delete your drawings you could use the eraser to erase the ink.
There are many different pen styles that you can choose from. To change the pen style, simply click on the arrow beside the pen and select “Customize…”. Here, you can choose your preferred color, thickness (fine/medium/thick), and tip (chisel/round). If you draw something and want to delete it, use the eraser.
After taking your snip and customizing it, you can either save it, send it as an email, or paste it (onto a document or an online chat). To send it as an email, you will need to validate your email address.
Have fun using the Snipping Tool 🙂