How to Use Snipping Tool in Windows 11

Screenshots are now part of our everyday life, and with Microsoft Windows, you don’t need to use 3rd party screenshot tools. Microsoft has introduced a snipping tool with Windows 7 that allows you to take screenshots with a single click. With Windows 11, Microsoft redesigned the Snipping tool with a new feature and a new UI.

This article will share how you can set up and use the Snipping tool in Windows 11.

How to Use Snipping Tool in Windows 11

Here are some easy ways to access the Snipping tool in Windows 11.

Method 1: Open Snipping tool with Keyboard Shortcut

A keyboard shortcut is the fastest way to access the Snipping tool in Windows 11. You can use the Windows button key + Shift + S to open the Snipping Tool. When you press these shortcuts, you will see four icons at the top of your screen, as shown below.

You have to select the option according to your need:

Rectangular Snip: Use this option when you want to take a screenshot of the rectangle screen. Select the option > left mouse click > drag a rectangular area of the screen, and it’s done.

Freeform Snip: This option allows you to take a screenshot of the custom area of any shape.

Window Snip: If you want to capture a screenshot of any app, then use this Windows Snip mode.

Full-screen Snip: If you want to take a screenshot of your entire screen, use this full-screen snip mode.

Snipping Tool Windows 11

If you want to cancel the Snipping process, press the X icon or press the ESC key on your keyboard.

Once done, you will see a notification at the bottom-right corner of the screen. Click on the notification to open the screenshot if you want to edit in the Snipping Tool window.

Screenshot Saved

The amazing thing is when you take a screenshot with a snipping tool; the image is automatically added to the clipboard.

You can directly paste that image into your chat, mail, or website.

You can also edit your screenshot. You can share it, save it and print the screenshot.

Edit Screenshot with Snipping Tool

Method 2: Open Snipping Tool Using the Search Menu

You can open the Snipping tool using the search menu. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Windows start menu with the Windows key on your keyboard to open the start menu on Windows 11.

Step 2: Search for the snipping tool and click on the first result.

Open snipping tool with Search menu

Step 3: The snipping tool will open on your screen. Just select the mode and take a snap.

select the mode and take a snap

Step 4: Click the ‘New’ button to take the screenshot with your newly selected option.

Click on New to take a new screenshot

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Final Words

Snipping Tool is a Windows screenshot utility that lets you take screenshots or snapshots of the entire screen, windows, or a particular area on your display. Capturing a screenshot is the quickest and easiest way to capture exactly what your screen is displaying in a picture format so you can share it with others or save it for future reference.

You can use the Snipping Tool to capture the screenshots of a particular window, a rectangular area, a free-form area, or the full screen. It also provides options to set a timer (in secs) to take screenshots. In addition, the new app provides new and improved editing tools as well as a new settings page to configure the app. In this tutorial, we will show you everything about how to use the New Snipping Tool in Windows 11.

Rahul Patel
Rahul Patel

Rahul is a blogger and a tech geek. By reviewing the latest technology and finding the solution of pesky errors, he feels immense pleasure. Driven by his innate interest in blogging, he adapted blogging as a full-time profession 4 years ago.

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