Guide to Using Snip & Sketch to Take Screenshots in Windows 10

Although a plethora of concerns and bugs surround Windows 10, some of its astounding features have swiftly overcome the loopholes. One of its best features is the capturing tool that is called “Snip and Sketch”. Windows 10 is advancing its level by enhancing the process to take screengrabs with the new app Snip & Sketch that combines the legacy of Snipping Tool and Screen Sketch. As the name suggests, the snipping tool for Windows 10 has joined the features of Snipping Tool and Screen Sketch, which were present separately in earlier versions of Windows.

Still, there is the Snipping Tool present in the latest Windows version, Microsoft plans to remove this tool altogether in future updates. The prime attribute of Snip & Sketch is to take screenshots, but it also permits you to annotate the screenshots. You can highlight content; make straight lines, crop and touch-write on it and more.

There are many different methods to capture screengrab with the help of Snip & Sketch app, as given below:

1. Take Screenshots by using the Snip & Sketch App

•    Navigate “Start” and find “Snip & Sketch” then press on the “Windows Store app”.

•    Press on the “New” option placed at the top left bottom.

•    Select the type of crop mode as per your choice- Rectangular Clip, Fullscreen Clip, and Freeform Clip.

•    Press and Drag the “Plus-Mouse icon”.

•    Hit on the “pop-up” placed at the bottom right of the screen.

2. Take Screenshots by using Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

Now there are two methods to quickly capture screenshots in Windows 10 by using the Snip & Sketch app namely:

•    Click the [Windows Icon + Shift + S] keyboard shortcut to directly come to the crop selection mode of the screen snipping tool in Windows 10.

•    “Print Screen” option has always been employed for capturing screenshots in Windows 10. Now, you can set up the “Prt Sc” keyboard key to take Windows 10 screenshots by using the Snip & Sketch app.

For setting up the “Prt Sc” keyboard key shortcut, below are steps to follow:

•    Insert “Ease of Access Keyboard Settings” in Start and press to open it.

•    Visit “Print screen shortcut settings”.

•    Now you can do toggle on the “use the PrtScn option” to open snipping feature.

•    Now clicking the PrtScn option would permit you to take screengrab in Windows 10.

Microsoft has included a new toolbar named as “Windows Ink Workspace”, Here you can directly access Sticky Notes, Windows 10 Sketchpad, and Snip & Sketch. For opening Snip & Sketch app through Windows Ink Workspace, click [Windows icon+W] keyboard shortcut on the keyboard.

You can also annotate Windows 10 screenshots with the following tools:

1. Touch Writing

If you are having a hybrid PC or Microsoft Surface device which supports Surface Pen at your home, then Touch Writing can come very handy.

2. Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, and Highlighter

There are a number of stationary tools that permit you to add ink on the screengrab. You can draw text, highlight the content and more. By using the eraser, you can neglect the additions as well.

3. Ruler It allows you to make a straight line on the screengrab. You can rotate the scale to different angles by scrolling the mouse-scroll. You can employ the protractor to build arcs on the Windows 10 screengrab.

Robert Coleman is a technology expert who loves to write blogs and articles about cybersecurity. He has been especially writing about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate with an intention to develop the work experience of users across the globe. The blogs and articles he has written have been published in various popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

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