Screenshots can be used to share and demonstrate what is on your computer screen. Screenshots have many practical applications, from assisting tech support to saving information. This article will focus on how you can screenshot a particular area in Windows.
Utilizing Snipping Tool
Introduction To Snipping Tool
Windows 10 includes a feature called Snipping Tool that lets you take screenshots. The user-friendly interface allows you to easily capture any area of your screen in just a few simple clicks.
How to use the Snipping tool
- Find the tool. Click the Start button in the lower left corner of the screen and type Snipping Tool into the search box.
- Open Snipping tool: Click the Snipping Tools application to open it.
- Select your snip type. Click on “Mode” in the new window. Four types of snips are available: Free-form, Rectangular, Window, and Full-screen. You can select an area by selecting “Rectangular Snip”.
- Capture a screenshot: Click and drag your mouse to select the area that you want to capture. Release the mouse to take a screenshot.
- Save a screenshot: Once you have taken the screenshot, it appears in a separate window. Click on “File”, then “Save As”, to save the screenshot where you want it.
Snip and Sketch
Introduction Snip & Sketch
Snip & Sketch is another tool Windows offers for capturing screen shots. The Snipping Tool has been replaced by this more convenient and advanced screenshot tool in the latest versions of Windows 10 or Windows 11.
How to use Snip & sketch
- Access to the tool: You can access Snip & Sketch by typing “Snip & Sketch”, or using the keyboard shortcut
Shift + Win + S.
- Capture a screenshot: The screen will dim and a toolbar at the top will appear after you have opened Snip & Sketch. You can select a window, a free-form snip, or a full-screen snip. Select the rectangular snip to screenshot a specific region. To select an area, click and drag.
- Edit your screenshot and save it: The screenshot will be copied into your clipboard once you release the mouse button. This can be pasted into an application such as Paint or Word or you can click on the notification to open it in Snip & Sketch. The program offers basic editing features such as cropping, cropping, and highlighting.
Shortcuts for the Keyboard
Quick Screenshots and Shortcuts
For quick screenshots, Windows provides keyboard shortcuts. The screen will dim when you press
Win+ Shift+ S. You can then select the area of the screen that you wish to capture with your mouse. The screenshot will be copied to your clipboard. You can then paste it anywhere you want.
Learn how to take screenshots of specific areas in Windows. This will make your digital tasks more efficient. Using the Snipping Tool or Snip & Sketch is easy, as are the keyboard shortcuts.