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How To Use Snipping Tool In Windows 11?

If you are looking to learn about How To Use Snipping Tool In Windows 11 and a few other features, this article will help you. 

The Snipping Tool in Windows 11 is different from the snipping tool present in Windows 10. It has various new features and customization possibilities. The snipping tool is a very easy-to-use app. You can take screenshots with it in many ways, according to your convenience. It has been in talks since Windows 11 launched. 

Let us discuss how to use the Snipping Tool in Windows 11 and also, We will go through the different ways to use it in detail. 

How To Use Snipping Tool In Windows 11

How To Use Snipping Tool In Windows 11

You can take screenshots using the Snipping Tool in two ways. Let us go through both of these ways, followed by the other features.

1. Shortcut To Capture Screenshots

Since most users prefer to use keyboard shortcuts to access most features and apps, let us go through the shortcut to capture screenshots with the snipping tool.

  • Press Windows key + Shift + S on your keyboard. This is the keyboard shortcut to the snipping tool. 
  • You will see a tiny bar appear on the top of your screen. It has four modes- Rectangle mode, Window mode, Full-screen mode, and Free-form mode. 
  • Use Rectangular mode to capture a rectangular screenshot of any segment of your choice. 
  • Window mode captures a screenshot of a window. This could be a window of an App or a feature. 
  • The full-screen mode will capture screenshots of the entire screen. 
  • Using freeform mode, you can take a screenshot that is irregular in shape. 

2. Regular Method To Capture Screenshots

If you usually want to access the screen snipping tool and take screenshots with it, follow the instructions stated below. 

  • Click on Start Menu. 
  • In the Search Bar, type Snipping Tool. You can also locate this app in the Start menu and click on it. 
  • The app will open and show the four options- rectangular mode, Window mode, Full-screen mode, and Free-form mode. 
  • Choose the method of your choice. 
  • Hold and drag your cursor over the area you would like to take a screenshot of. 
  • Release the mouse when done. 

The screenshot will then open in the Snipping Tool Editor. Here you can edit it and save the screenshot or delete it. 

3. Editing A Screenshot In Snipping Tool

If you wish to make changes to the screenshot or get creative with it, the edit tool will be of great help. Follow the steps below to understand how you can use the edit tool. 

  • In the Command Toolbar, locate the crop button. This will help you snip out parts of your screenshot that you do not want. 
  • You will find a thin border surrounding the screenshot when you click on it. Move it around to get the look you want. 
  • Click on the checkbox to save the crop settings. 
  • On most of the Toolbar’s left, there are highlighter, ballpoint, and touch writing features. You can play around with these features. 
  • If you want to draw straight lines on the image, you can use the ruler feature on the left of the window. 
  • Save the changes you made. 

You can copy the screenshot and paste it into another folder. You can either select the Copy command from the Toolbar or right-click the screenshot and select it from the drop-down menu. The app also allows you to share screenshots. You will find this button on top of the Toolbar. 

To Sum It Up

This article explains how to use the Snipping Tool in Windows 11. This Tool is handy to take screenshots, edit and save them. You can take various kinds of screenshots and edit them using many different means. This article walks you through the simple settings and working of the Snipping Tool In Windows 11. You can access the Further settings for this Tool in the Settings App. 

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