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5 Ways to Open Snipping Tool in Windows 10

It is no need to install snipping tool on Windows 10. Snipping tool is the build-in Windows desktop app for users to take a screenshot. It is enabled automatically when you activate Windows system. How can we open the snipping tool on Windows 10 and snip on it? Where is the snipping tool in Windows 10? Don’t worry, The article summarizes five methods to launch Windows 10 Snipping Tool for your option.

Video guide on how to open Snipping Tool in Windows 10:

5 ways to open Snipping Tool in Windows 10:

First of all, to the question “where is my snipping tool on Windows 10”, the snipping tool program lies in your C drive, you can access This PC > Local Disk (C:)> Windows> System32 and then find the snipping tool exe application. But it is a waste of time to run the snipping tool in this way. Instead of creating a shortcut of snipping tool, you can find other 5 easy ways to open it here.

Way 1: Turn it on in Start Menu.

Get into Start Menu, select All apps, choose Windows Accessories and tap Snipping Tool.

open snipping tool in start menu

Way 2: Open it by searching.

Type snip in the search box on taskbar, and click Snipping Tool in the result.

open snipping tool by search

Way 3: Turn it on via Run.

Display Run using Windows+R, input snippingtool and hit OK.

open snipping tool via run

Way 4: Open it via CMD.

Launch Command Prompt, type snippingtool.exe and press Enter.

open snipping tool via cmd

Way 5: Turn it on via Windows PowerShell.

Access Windows PowerShell, input snippingtool and tap Enter.

open snipping tool via windows powershell

Tips: How to Snip on Windows 10

After you open the snipping tool, you can click the icon behind New option and then get the drop menu: Free-from Snip, Rectangular Snip, Windows Snip, Full-screen Snip. You can choose the one you like and then click the New button. After that, you can use the mouse to select the area that you want to take a screenshot.

 choose snip type in snipping tool

Next, you can edit the screenshot with the tools in snipping tool. Also, you can save the screenshot as PNG, GIF, JPEG or Single file HTML.

 edit screenshot in snipping tool

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