Here are answers to some common questions about Snipping Tool and snips.
To capture a snip, do the following:
Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Snipping Tool, and then, in the list of results, click Snipping Tool.
Click the arrow next to the New button, select Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip, or Full-screen Snip from the list, and then select the area of your screen that you want to capture.
The captured area of the screen appears in the mark-up window, where you can write or draw on it, save it, and send it to someone in e‑mail. For more information, see Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots.
When you capture a snip, it is automatically copied to the Clipboard so that you can quickly paste it into a document, e‑mail, or a presentation.
You can also save a snip as an HTML, PNG, GIF, or JPEG file. After you capture a snip, you can save it by clicking the Save Snip button in the mark-up window.
A URL appears when you capture a snip from a browser window and save it as an HTML file. To turn off this option:
In the Snipping Tool Options dialog box, clear the Include URL below snips (HTML only) check box, and then click OK.
Yes. Here's how:
In the Snipping Tool Options dialog box, do one of the following:
To remove the outline, clear the Show selection ink after snips are captured check box, then click OK.
To change the color of the outline, select a color from the Ink color list, and then click OK.
Snips are sent as an e‑mail attachment if you send a plain-text or rich-text e‑mail. To paste a snip into an e‑mail message, specify HTML as the message format in your e‑mail program.
Press Esc, and then open the menu that you want to capture.