Want to share something from your screen easily? Find out here how to make a screenshot using Snip & Sketch on Windows 10—quickly and even using a keyboard shortcut.
First, Guess Any Face’s Pretty Side
When you take a portrait, you should also take a guess: every face has two sides, and one will be liked better than the other. Which one should your photo show?
If your subject neither tells you nor takes a selfie (typically from the angle they prefer), here’s how to guess: it’s the left side. Most people prefer their face’s left side over the right.
Now, for portraits of your Windows desktop? I’d guess full frontal:
How to Make a Screenshot with Snip & Sketch on Windows 10
To take a screenshot—of the whole screen or just a part—in Windows 10 with Snip & Sketch:
- Open Snip & Sketch.
- Click New.
- Tip: Click the downward-pointed arrowhead (˅) next to New in the Snip & Sketch toolbar to add a delay before the screen is grabbed.
- Windows keyboard shortcut: You can also press Windows Shift S to immediately take a screenshot with Snip & Sketch or set up the Print key to do the same. (See below.)
- Choose how much of the screen you want to capture:
- Rectangular Clip: grab a rectangle, say a window. Note that you cannot have Snip & Sketch select a window for you; you do have to drag the rectangle around it.
- Freeform Clip: Select any area on the screen; you can get creative, Snip & Sketch will always complete your form with a straight line.
- Fullscreen Clip: grab the whole screen.
- If you initiated the screenshot with a keyboard shortcut, optionally click the notification that appears to open the screenshot in Snip & Sketch for annotating.
- Note: The screenshot has been copied to the clipboard, and you can paste it into another image editor as well.
- Optionally, annotate and edit the screenshot you have taken using Snip & Sketch’s markup tools.
How to Use the “Print” Key to Take Screenshots with Snip & Sketch
To have the Print key start a new screenshot in Snip & Sketch:
- Open the Start menu.
- Select the Settings gear icon ().
- Now open the Ease of Access category.
- Select Keyboard under Interaction on the left.
- Make sure Use the PrtScn button to open screen snipping is On under Print Screen shortcut.
- Close the settings window.
(How to make a screenshot with Snip & Sketch on Windows 10 tested with Snip & Sketch 10.1809.2964.0; updated December 2018)