Microsoft details Windows 10’s new screenshot tool

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If there’s one aspect of macOS I miss anytime I go to use my Windows 10 desktop, it’s how easy Apple made it to screenshot something. With ‘Command’ + ‘Shift’ + 4, macOS users can take a screenshot of any part of their screen, at any time. Unless you download a third-party app like LightShot, Windows 10 print screen functionality is a lot more limited.

Thankfully, a much improved screenshot tool is one of the features Microsoft plans to introduce with Redstone 5, the company’s next major Windows 10 release. The company detailed the new tool over on the Windows Experience Blog.

In short, the new experience is built on the company’s Screen Sketch feature, which was previously included with Windows Ink. Microsoft plans to make Screen Sketch into a separate app, which will allow it to update Screen Sketch independently of Windows 10. Once it’s available, Screen Sketch will allow Windows users to take screenshots and add annotations to them as they see fit.

Pressing the Windows key + Shift + S simultaneously activates the functionality  — alternatively, users can rebind the ‘Print Screen’ key to launch the app with a single key press. Once a user has taken a screenshot of their screen, Windows will allow them to annotate it, as well as share with their friends and family members.

Windows Insiders can check out Screen Sketch by updating their build of Windows 10 to 17661. Microsoft is expected to detail other new Redstone 5 Windows 10 features next week at its annual Build developer conference.

Source: Microsoft Via: The Verge