Snipping Tool gets on with the times as Snip & Sketch


>>Whether you’re at work or play, there’s more screen content to
see and share than ever before. Snip & Sketch, available with the Windows 10 October
2018 Update, was created to give you an improved more
fluid screenshot experience. It also provides a variety
of editing tools you can use to quickly enhance
or add to your screenshots. This makes it easier to express yourself visually than ever before. Today, we’re going to show
the untold story behind Snip & Sketch along with an introduction
to some exciting new features.>>The old Snipping Tool
has been around since 2002. That’s more than 16 years ago. That would make it old enough to
even have a US driver’s license. It was originally released as a power toy for the
Microsoft Tablet PC, and then eventually grew to have
millions of enthusiastic users. With so many people
passionate about snipping, we naturally got a lot of
feedback and feature requests. However, technology has changed
a lot over the last two decades. So we had to take a step
back and really re-imagine a modern
snipping experience. Our users wanted better ways
to invoke snipping. They wanted workflows
optimized for their scenarios, and they wanted a visual that
aligned with the rest of Windows and they wanted to have it
work better for any input device. And we wanted to be able to update more frequently
through the Microsoft Store, so we could have a really tight
feedback loop with our customers. We created Snip & Sketch
to start this journey to give all our users a modern and efficient snipping
experience they’ll love.>>We studied all the
different ways you can capture screenshots
in Windows and ran research studies to understand what people are looking for
in a Snipping Tool. We learned a lot about the common
flows for snipping, annotation, and sharing of screen
content, and we used this to design
a more optimized experience. Because we know Snipping
Tool gets a lot of usage, it’s important to us that Snip
& Sketch meets all your needs. That’s why we did additional
research just to make sure the new app is easy and
efficient to use for everyone. And because we know
change can be hard, we’re keeping Snipping
Tool on Windows for now, so you can get used to the new app
and all of its benefits.>>With Snip and Sketch, you have new great ways to quickly
start snipping from anywhere. You can, for example, use a keyboard shortcut to
immediately take a snip. You receive a notification that
it was copied to your clipboard, so you can use it wherever
and however you want. You can also find a full app in
the Window Search and you can even access it through Ink Workspace, if you have a touch input device. If you want to enhance
or share your snip, it’s only a tap away. Just click the notification and
your snip opens for editing. Snip & Sketch offers an improved super responsive editing experience with Windows Ink. It features a ballpoint pen, pencil, and highlighter as well as the digital ruler and cropping tool. When you’re done with
your masterpiece, you can easily copy, save or share it
straight from the app.>>The updates we make
to the app are based on user feedback and
happen year round, not just when a new version
of Windows is released. The more feedback you give us, the more we can improve
Snip & Sketch. Thanks to you, we’ve
already gotten tons of positive feedback and
great feature requests. In the first month of its release, we introduced new features
such as printing, delayed snipping, and
jumplist shortcuts. We’re excited to continue building
snipping experiences that offer you more ways to capture
and communicate your ideas.>>Like we said, we’re
just getting started. Stay tuned for additional
features coming soon. If you want to learn more
about using Snip & Sketch, check out our educational
video, and please, keep sending us great feedback and feature requests through
the Windows Feedback Hub. Select “Apps” as your category and “Snip & Sketch” as your subcategory. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]

7 comments

  • ζ²³η«―ε–„εš

    Nice, thank you for Snip & Sketch feature on Windows 10. πŸ±β€πŸ‘“πŸ±β€πŸ‘“πŸ±β€πŸ‘“
    I hope to draw box feature for annotate by using mouse instead of using pen

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  • @WellingtonWX

    Yah, but what are you tracking in Snip & Sketch? I like the existing Snipping Tool. Now lets see how I uninstall Snip & Sketch.

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  • dangerism

    Why remove the window capture? Is the future now back to fullscreen apps like Win8?

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  • tinkybird RBLX!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i love snipping tool, don’t remove it… 😭😭
    You can automatically copy and paste in snipping tool, you can do all the editing stuff on snipping tool. It didn’t need a refresh. Snip and sketch is just gonna take a year to load and send your screenshots to Microsoft.

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  • Matt Williams

    As long as it retains the features of Snipping Tool, I'm ok with this. What I don't like is when Windows just changes or deletes features without regard for their current consumers who've grown reliant on them.

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  • Genius by Design

    1. add feature to save the snip to designated FOLDER not only to clipboard – auto increment the file names or even time stamp

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  • Genius by Design

    2. after short cut: place-bar activates the snip but also selects the 1st corner at mouse location. *fix: space-bar activates the snip BUT allows to select first corner.

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