How to use snipping tool to capture screenshots in PC

How to use snipping tool to capture screenshots in PC

There is a primitive snipping tool built-in Windows, but not perform well for startup, snip, mark and paste functions. To get better using experience

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There is a primitive snipping tool built-in Windows, but not perform well for startup, snip, mark and paste functions. To get better using experience and enhance work efficiency, a powerful third-party snipping tool should be considered. Here is a free and portable application named Snipaste. It’s a simple but powerful snipping and pasting tool, allowing you to  in various way.

screenshot of snipaste

It contains dozens of interesting features, for example:

  1. Precise snipping.

Hit the tray icon or F1 key to start snipping with Snipaste. It can automatically detect and capture UI elements on the screen, including pictures, texts, buttons or other elements.

If you want to capture a select area, a magnifier will appear for you to precisely control the edge of the screenshot. You can also make use of arrow keys or press left button + W/A/S/D hotkey to adjust the captured area more precisely.

  1. Mark your screenshot up.

There are versatile drawing tools present at the bottom of the snipped window. It allows you to edit image with rectangle, ellipse, arrow and line strip, add notes with pencil, marker pen, as well as hide secret information with mosaic and Gaussian blur tools.

  1. Paste screenshots as floating windows.

Paste is another powerful key feature for Snipaste. It supports users to snip plain text, HTML text, file paths, and images (PNG, JPG, ICO, BMP, TGA, TIFF and GIF) and copy them to clipboard as images automatically. You can then move the screenshots as floating windows in anywhere of the screen.

When you paste multiple screenshots, you are allowed to archive and review these images in different groups. Moreover, you can scale, zoom or rotate each image, as well as adjust the transparency of it.

  1. Pick and copy color values

When you are scrolling over the screen with your mouse, the detailed color information will show up under the mouse cursor. You can pick and copy the color value with hotkey C/ F1/ F3 and paste it to clipboard.

  1. Step forward and step backward.

If you need to reverse your last snipping action, press “,” or hit “.” to redo the action for you if you think the undo action is a mistake.

Hotkeys

In addition to these main features, there are still other interesting features deserve to explore. Try all specific functions with these default hotkeys:

  • Snipping History (, or .)
  • Zoom (mouse scroll; +/-)
  • Rotate (1 or 2)
  • Flip (3 or 4)
  • Transparency (Ctrl + mouse scroll; Ctrl + +/-)
  • Mouse click-through (X, cancel with F4)
  • Editing image (Space)
  • Thumbnail (Shift + Double click)
  • Hide image (Double click)
  • Color picker (C/ F1/ F3)

In the end

Snipaste is a practical and portable little tool combined with many characterized features for snipping, marking and pasting. It can apparently improve work efficiency for users who need to take multiple screenshots, edit images easily, or paste these images as individual windows for reference.

Click the download button to get this free tool. Start snipping all contents and pasting them to anywhere without installation.

download link to Snipaste

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