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Snipping Tool by Windows

How to Screenshot a small section of the screen in Microsoft Windows using snipping tool?


  1. Click the  start button on the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Select and click the snipping tool   application.
  3. After you open Snipping Tool, open the menu/screen/page that you want a picture/screenshot of 


  1. Select Mode (in older versions, select the arrow next to the New button), choose the kind of snip you want, and then select the area of the screen capture that you want.
  2. After you capture a snip, you can write or draw on or around it by selecting the Pen or Highlighter buttons. Select Eraser to remove the lines you've drawn.
  3. After you capture a snip, select the Save Snip button. In the Save As box, type a file name, location, and type, and then select Save.