One more built-in helper is the Snipping Tool . It's been around since the days of Windows Vista, so you may have to search to find it (a breeze to do in Windows 10). Once launched, it provides a tiny window with menus that make it easy to capture multiple types of screenshots. Grab just the area you want (in a rectangle or draw free-form; the latter is shown above), a select window, or the whole screen. Snipping Tool shows you the captured image instantly so you can choose what to do with it: save, copy, email, annotate, or highlight sections of it. It's an old workhorse program, though, and not up-to-date enough to offer sharing via social networks.