Snipping Tool vs. Snip & Sketch
This tip applies to Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update)
If you use Windows 10 and you like the Snipping Tool, you’ll be glad (or sad) to know that Snipping Tool is being replaced by Snip & Sketch. However, in Windows 10 version 1809, you’ll find both Snipping Tool and Snip and Sketch.
You can open Snip & Sketch from the Windows 10 start menu or just type Snip & Sketch in taskbar search. [Hint: If you type Snip in taskbar search you’ll be able to choose between Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch.]
Snip & Sketch has more features than Snipping Tool especially when it comes to annotating your screenshots. If you have a touchscreen, Snipping Tool lets you write with a stylus or your finger. I don’t know about you, but I don’t write well with my finger – but I write even worse with a mouse as you’ll see.
When you open Snip & Sketch, you’ll see this.
When you click on “New” (above)… this dialog appears:
If you choose “Snip now” you can select the shape of the snip you want. From left to right: Rectangle, freeform, full screen.
Windows will grey the area around your selection, once your area is selected and you let go of the mouse button (or lift your finger from the touchscreen) your selection will appear in Snip & Sketch for further editing.
One you’ve made a selection you can annotate it. Here’s a Snip & Sketch of Cloudeight’s CalendarPal program.
We’ve highlighted the tool options for you. From left to right, they are “Touch writing”, “Ballpoint pen”, “Pencil”, “Highlighter”, “Eraser”, “Ruler” and “Image crop”.
Knock yourself out. Hopefully, you’ll “annotate” more legibly than I do.
And now you know some basic information about Windows 10 version 1809’s Snip & Sketch. Is it better or worse than Snipping Tool? That’s for you to decide.
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