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4 Ways to screenshot on Windows 10 using the snipping tool

To screenshot on Windows 10 using the snipping tool, you get four different options to make it effective. Here they are:

1. Free-form snip – Draw a free-form shape around an object.

2. Rectangular snip – Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.

3. Window snip – Select a window, such as a dialog box, that you want to capture.

4. Full-screen snip – Capture the entire screen.

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To open the snipping tool on Windows 10 and access the options listed above, you can use the shortcut option: SHIFT + Window’s Key + S or select the Start button, enter snipping tool in search box, and then select Snipping Tool from the results.

After opening the tool, you can access the snipping options by selecting “Mode.” Additionally, directly from the snip screen, you can do a couple of things like:

  • Annotate the capture by using the pen or highlighter buttons.
  • You can also remove the URL in the capture selecting Options and clearing the Include URL below snips (HTML only) checking the box, then selecting OK.
  • You can also share the snip directly without saving it.
  • Also, you can enlarge, rotate, crop, and print the snip.

To make it easier to snip next time, you can add the snip tool to the taskbar. Note that when you capture a snip, it is automatically copied to the Snipping Tool window and your computer’s clipboard (you can paste the image into receptive apps directly).

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