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Snipping Tool for Windows

Snipping Tool for Windows

Snipping Tool is an in-built screenshot tool with Microsoft Windows Vista and subsequent versions of the operating system. It is possible to take a still image of an open window, a rectangle of a free-form region, or the entire screen.


Snips can then be annotated with a mouse or a tablet saved as a PNG, GIF, or JPEG image file or sent as an MHTML file. With multiple colored pens, an eraser, and a highlighter, the Snipping Tool enables rudimentary image editing of the photograph.



Snipping Tool is an application that has been included in Windows for a long time and whose purpose is to supply us with screenshots on our computer. Although there are Windows Vista versions that work, the truth is that many people have never used or even heard of it.


It allows you to easily snap screenshots in various ways on your screen and save, copy, highlight, and share the image.

Printscreen, for example, is a key on most keyboards that allows you to copy the whole desktop at the stroke of a button (prt sc). This operation copies an image to the Windows clipboard that covers the full desktop. Screenshots can also be taken using certain keyboard combinations, such as hitting Alt + Prt sc simultaneously.