Starting with the October 2018 Windows update, Microsoft has combined the “Snipping Tool” and the “Screen Sketch” tools to build a powerful all-in-one tool called “Snip & Sketch Tool.” This tool offers advanced screenshot capturing and editing options. Here’s a quick guide to using the Snip & Sketch Tool on your Windows PC.

  1. To open the Snip & Sketch Tool, click on Start » type Snip & Sketch Tool in the search box and select the tool from the results.
  2. To choose the type of clip, select New » choose Free-form Clip, Rectangular Clip, or Full-screen Clip.
    └ Note: If you are capturing free-form or rectangular clips, use your mouse correctly to select the area of the screen that you want to capture.
  3. Right after you take a screenshot, it’ll instantly open in the Snip & Sketch app where you can edit it with tools like pen, pencil, marker, eraser, and more.
  4. Once you’re done making edits, click the Floppy disk icon on the toolbar or press Ctrl + S to save the screenshot. You can also copy or share the screenshot directly from the app using the icons next to the floppy disk.