How to Use Snipping Tool on Windows 10/11 to Take Screenshots

The Snipping Tool is a built-in App with Windows 10/11 Operating System that you can use to capture screenshots on your Windows computer and extract text information from the captured images.

What are the types of Snip Options?

Snipping Mode Option Usage
Free-form To draw a free-form shape around an object.
Rectangular To drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.
Window To select a window, such as a dialog box, that you want to capture.
Full-screen To capture the entire screen.
Snipping Tool Rectangular Modes

How to Start Snipping Tool on Windows 10/11

    There are two ways you start the Snipping tool.

    1. Press the Windows button on your Keyboard or click on Start and type "snipping tool" and open it from the result.
    2. Or, you can simply press Windows + Shift + S keys.
    3. Snipping Tool on Windows 11

      You can now simply draw a shape to create a screen snip.

You can also add delays to the Snip, by clicking on the "No Delay" button and selecting,

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