How to use the built-in screenshot tool for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. People keep asking me how to capture a smaller portion of their screen to copy text, an image or anything else they need to be saved. You could use the screenshot feature in many of the popular browsers, which have their limits or you could install 3rd party software. If you run the Windows operating system, they have a built-in screenshot program, called the Snipping Tool, which has most of the features most people would ever need. This beginner's guide will show you how to use the Snipping Tool and go over the key features