The Windows 10 October 2018 Update announces another new way to take screenshots. Snipping tool is out, snip and sketch is in.

Here is how the new Snip and Sketch tool works.

Snip & Sketch

The latest snip and sketch tool is quite easy to access. It makes it easy to share screenshots. From the Snip & Sketch window, hit the New button in the upper-left to initiate a screen capture.

The Snip & Sketch window dissolves, and in its place, you will see a menu at the top of your screen that allows you to select which type of screenshot you want to take like rectangular, free-form or full-screen. You can also hit the down-arrow button next to the New button in the Snip & Sketch window to delay a snip for three or ten seconds.

After taking a screenshot, it will get loaded to Snip & Sketch.

Ways to take screenshots in Windows 10

Snip tool

Hit the New button to start. However, you can also take free-form and full-screen snips along with a window snip.

The Snipping Tool does not save your screenshots automatically. You will have to save them in the tool before you exit manually.

Print Screen

If you want to capture the entire screen, then press the Print screen key on the keyboard. Your screenshot will get copied to the clipboard. It will be not saved as a file. For that open image editing tool, paste the screenshot and then save the file from there.

Windows key + Print Screen

Click the Windows key + Print Screen key to capture the entire screen and automatically save the screenshot. Your monitor screen will get dim fora very little time to indicate that you have taken a screenshot. Your screenshot will be saved to the Pictures>Screenshots folder.

Windows key + shift-S

Windows key +shift-S can also be used to capture a screenshot with snip & sketch. Your screen will get little dim, and you will see Snip & Sketch’s small menu at the top of your monitor screen. It will let you choose with the kind of screenshot you wish to take.

Alt + PrtScn

Click  Alt + PrtScn. This will copy the screenshot to the clipboard. You’ll require to open the shot in an image editor to save it.

Windows Logo + Volume Down

Hold down the Windows Logo button at the bottom of your Surface screen. And hit the physical volume-down button on the side of the tablet. The screen will dim briefly, and the screenshot will be automatically saved to the Pictures > Screenshots folder.

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