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
  • Select the Start, enter snipping tool, then select Snipping Tool from the results.
  • Press Windows logo key Shift S.
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.
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