Microsoft includes a flexible screenshot utility with Windows 10, called Snipping Tool. You can make use of Snipping Tool to get a screenshot and save as an image file.
- To open Snipping Tool, type Snipping Tool in the search box on the taskbar, and then select Snipping Tool from the list of results.
- In the “Mode” drop down, choose the kind of screenshot shape you want – you can select anything from rectangular to full screen to a free-form shape.
- Click New, and your screen will freeze. You can then use the mouse to create the screenshot. The screenshot will then appear in the Snipping Tool window.
- If you want to include something like a tooltip, which only appears after a mouse movement, you can specify how long to wait before taking the screenshot using the Delay menu.
- If you want to, once you’ve taken your screenshot, you can use the drawing tools to annotate the screenshot.
- When you’re done, click “File” and then click “Save As” to save the completed screenshot to your computer.
- You can also click the copy button in the Snipping Tool window – it looks like two pages laid over one another – to copy the image to your clipboard.