Use Snip & Sketch to take a screenshot in Windows 10




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You’ve got personality. Windows 10 Snip & Sketch lets it shine! Easily take a screenshot with a variety of tools that make every snip your own. It’s a practical app that you can use for play or productivity (ideally both).

Check out the story behind the new Snip & Sketch app here ▷

Note: Snip & Sketch requires Windows 10 Version 1809 to install. Don’t know which version of Windows you have on your PC? Press Windows key and R and type in ‘winver’.

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21 thoughts on “Use Snip & Sketch to take a screenshot in Windows 10

    John T

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    I would find it easier to follow English spoken by an English person with an English accent.

    news desk

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    Nothing wrong with Snip. Copy your item from snip and edit it in Paint. And you can have mulitple Paint screens open. Together Snip and Paint make great long-tern tools and there is absolutely no need for Snip and Sketch.

    jaymer jaymer

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    I'm surprised that the SHIFT key does not constrain Highlighting/Pen/etc. to straight lines – this is standard UI since 1984 Mac.

    jaymer jaymer

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    This video is nice, and I'm pleasantly surprised by the replies from MS staff. thanks. I'm on the search for a tutorial on how to use the Protractor. I get it to appear on the screen, but no idea how to use it. Same with ruler – no idea how to rotate it. Am I supposed to be able to draw a straight line with the ruler? I was in the highlighter and the ruler doesn't affect drawing.

    Peggy Coleman

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    I do not like this new program at all. Why not use the "If it works, don't fix it" policy? Several of us are having a hard time with this new program you call new and improved. Leave the Snipping Tool alone. If others want to use your new and improved version called Snip and Sketch let them go at it. As for me, I like the old better and would love it if it stays as it is.

    Genius by Design

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    allow to save to a folder directly

    Genius by Design

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    4. feature to save not only to clipboard but also/instead to a designated folder.

    Genius by Design

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    3. remove the drop down selection "New" for delay and just provide separate icon buttons for each on the menu bar

    Genius by Design

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    1. cannot remove RULER or PROTRACTOR once activated

    Jorge Calderon

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    Useless app. Tool does not support changing contrast/sharpness or resizing. When I copy to clipboard and paste into any application, the size is larger than the cropped one. Really? Are you kidding me?

    Rene Ange

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    Please help. I used Snip in Windows 7 without a problem, but now have Windows 10. I select snip and hit "COPY" icon at top right. When I go to document to paste, there obviously is nothing on the clipboard because it does not paste anything. I have tried the icon Copy and also CNTL+C. Just will not save to clipboard. What am I doing wrong??? I watched your video, but still don't understand why it will not work. The only thing I can do is save it to desktop and then "Insert" into document.
    Thanks!

    Being Judged

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    Filip, Relax you did a great job. Can't wait to use it could of saved me hours last Friday if I had know how to use it.

    tobicitas

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    why no text box?????????

    Kovuuu

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    i have no clue where to go to find my photo that i snipped… like it just dissipated

    Ally Low

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    Why? The quick shortcut doesn't open the main app thing so u cant save without pasting into image editing program! and the program is a large annoying window not like old snipping tool. leave it alone. I would assume finctionality like mac where the shortcust droped on desktop or somthign for quick save options but noo.

    radiatehope radiatehope

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    I love this feature & I utilize it multiple times a day! I was trying to use the protractor but the thing is too big! I'm trying to resize it so that I can actually use it.

    David M

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    OK… so, for example, I make several full screen snips during a webinar. (or windowed at times). EVERYONE does this!!!! Without missing a beat…right….
    They all get copied to clipboard (dumb as a box of rocks idea because there is no option to save). Hit (windows key) + V and see everything in clipboard. How the hell do I tell them apart. How do you get images from clipboard to Snip and Sketch app? Yes, I can paste them into MS Paint to review the ones I want. This is such a lame way of doing this…
    1) Screengrab apps need to be unobtrusive, a couple of shortcut keys, one for windowing, one for full screen, boom, the image is saved to a folder for later review or deletion…NOT THE FREEKING CLIPBOARD!!!!!! I challenge anyone to tell me what image they want to use from a group of, let's say 20 images, in the (Windows+V) clipboard viewer.
    2) Yes… I know I can use the old way of Windows Key and PrintScrn to save full screen to screenshots folder. Then I preview the ones I want by enabling preview in Explorer and delete the rest. I do not believe there is a key combination with prntscrn to "window" a screen area and auto save to screenshots folder or I would just put Snip and Sketch in the trash bin.
    3) This is a perfect example of why Windows is such a joke at times. They try to turn a simple spoon into an all purpose, please everyone, overblown, bloated, over-complicated, swiss army knife and fail miserably.
    BOTTOM LINE:
    Using the clipboard as the only option to save screengrabs is STUPID. Not having an option to use shortcut keys (related to Snip & Sketch) and SAVE TO A FOLDER is a HUGE over-site. Not surprised… been using MS since 1983. Love/hate relationship for sure…. Oh well, I wasted another 4 hours of my life figuring out a simple task that should have taken 15 minutes…

    Sarah Buntain

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    when I pasted to excel it made the image larger.  How do I keep it the same size.  I'm snipping from paint, pasting to excel, adding arrows and texts and need to snip and paste it back to paint without changing the size

    V V

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    the print screen button mapping is great! thanks

    Sabree Barnes

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    Thank you for this video. I found it very helpful. It is also nice to see the faces behind the software. When searching the settings for various things, I noticed that you used abbreviations when abbreviations. I tried the same ones and they didn't work for me. A small note but that might be the case for others too. Over all, AMAZING!

    Paul Nicholls

    (December 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)

    There are some good new features. BUT where has the eraser gone. Sure you can delete all ink, but what if you only want to delete some ink????

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