Use Snipping Tool to capture screenshots
To copy text or images from the entire or a portion of your computer screen, take a picture. To make edits or notes, use the snipping tool, then save, then share.
Capture any of the following types of snips:
|Free-form snip||Draw a free-form shape around an object.|
|Rectangular snip||Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.|
|Window snip||Select a window, such as a dialog box, that you want to capture.|
|Full-screen snip||Capture the entire screen.|
A snip is instantly copied to the Snipping Tool window once you capture it, where you can edit, save, and share it.
Open Snipping Tool
|For Windows 10||
|For Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1||Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, select Search, enter snipping tool in the search box, and then select Snipping Tool from the list of results.|
|For Windows 7||Select Start, then enter snipping tool in the search box, and then select Snipping Tool from the list of results.|