Microsoft has posted a trailer for the return of the snipping tool, showing that Windows 11 is the perfect mix of the old and the new.
As Windows 11’s release date gets closer and closer, you may be wondering which Windows features will make the transfer over to the new operating system and which will be left in the dust. If you swear by Windows’ clipping tool, there’s good news; it’s coming back in Windows 11, and it looks as useful as ever.
You can find the proof for yourself on Panos Panay’s Twitter account. Panay is the Chief Product Officer at Microsoft, and he made a tweet that shows off a trailer for a returning favorite from Windows 10.
The choice of music for the trailer goes in a little too hard for a glorified screenshot tool, but it’s good to see the snipping tool make its return:
If you haven’t checked out the snipping tool before, it’s essentially Microsoft’s built-in screenshot tool that makes it easy to crop and annotate images. Beforehand, you only had two choices; press the Print Screen key and paste the result into an image program, or download a screenshot app for Windows.
The snipping tool is a nice middle-ground; it doesn’t have the advanced features of programs like ShareX, but it definitely beats scribbling on images in Paint.
Microsoft’s Bid to Make Windows 11 as Comfortable as Possible
Those who have used Microsoft’s operating systems through the years will know how radical each version of Windows can get. Microsoft is keen to mix things up with each iteration of Windows, and it can either go very well or very, very badly.
That’s why Microsoft is essentially making Windows 11 as Windows 10 in disguise. Microsoft has been doing pretty well with Windows 10 so far, and to throw all that in the trash for Windows 11 seems like a bad idea.
As such, the company seems to be making the Windows 11 experience as close to 10’s as possible. For example, there are plenty of beloved features sticking around for Windows 11, even if they’ve been changed slightly. Now it seems we can add the snipping tool to the list for an easier time taking screenshots on Windows 11.
Windows 11 promises a wave of new changes for long-time users of Microsoft’s operating systems, but not everything needs to be re-invented. The handy clipping tool is, fortunately, coming along for the ride, so fans of it need not worry.
If you’ve never used the snipping tool before, now is a good time to learn how. It’s a handy feature if you find yourself on another Windows 10 PC without any fancy screenshotting tools and you need to snap an image.
We show you how to use the Snipping Tool in Windows to capture and edit screenshots, plus the Windows 10 alternative Snip & Sketch.
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