Today I will show you “How to use Snipping Tool to capture screenshots” in a very simple and easy tutorial!
First of all, what is Snipping Tool?
Snipping Tool is a program available in all Windows machines by default unless you are using a very old version (something older than Windows Vista, released more than 10 years ago) which allows you to take a screenshot of a specific part of the screen.
To open the Snipping Tool you need to go to the Windows search bar and write “Snipping Tool” then click on it. Once you have it opened you can choose multiple modes of use depending of what portion of the screen you want to capture.
Usually you will have the rectangular form by default which is the most simple one, this will create a rectangular area that will capture anything inside the rectangle.
Another mode available and the one which I believe it´s the most useful without a doubt it´s the Free-form Snip, which allows us to draw with our mouse a custom area to capture, again, everything inside it.
Then also you can use the Full-screen Snip if you simply want to take a screenshot of your entire screen, automatically.
The last mode is Window mode, which we will usually use to capture a specific window in the screen from a program. You can think of taking a screenshot on Skype of one conversation, for example.
Also the Snipping Tool has a few options you can customize but in the majority of the cases you won´t ever need this.
For example, you can change the colour of the line that selects the area, or more advanced stuff such as showing the screen overlay when the Snipping Tool is on use, or choose if you want to always copy your snips to the Clipboard every time you take one.