How To Use Snip & Sketch In Windows 10


Windows 10 October 2018 update combines the default snipping tool with sketching. This integration that is Snip & Sketch makes it easier to take screenshots and edit them.

To take a screenshot, either go to Action Center > Screen snip or use shortcut key : Windows key + Shift + S.

Screen snip in Windows 10 Action Center

This will launch a screenshot window with three options available : full screen, free form and rectangular.

taking a screenshot using Snip & Sketch

Choose as needed and capture the screenshot.

captured screenshot saved to clipboard in Windows 10

It will now directly open in Snip & Sketch editor where you can annotate it, edit and make changes.

editing screenshots in Snip & Sketch editor

You can also use Snip & Sketch as a standalone tool from the Windows menu.

accessing Snip & Sketch from Windows 10 start menu

Screenshots after a certain delay can be captured directly from there by choosing New > Snip in 3 seconds or 10 seconds.

taking a delayed screenshot using Snip & Sketch

This is a useful upgrade as it makes it easy to take and edit basic screenshots directly.

For a more detailed usage when it comes to taking screenshots, other tools like Greenshot and ShareX can be a good option.


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