This tutorial will show you how to copy text from a screenshot image captured by the Snipping Tool app in Windows 11.
Starting with Snipping Tool (version 11.2308.33.0), Microsoft is introducing Text Actions, which detects text in your captured screenshots, making it easy to copy text from any image to share with others or paste in another app.
With Text Actions, you can also redact text with sensitive information in screenshots before sharing.
Hello Windows Insiders, today we are beginning to roll out updates to Snipping Tool to Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels to improve the overall capture experience on Windows 11. We are also beginning to roll out a Phone Link update to a
Open the Snipping Tool app, and take a screenshot of the image you want to copy text from. (see screenshot below)
This tutorial will show you how to use the Snipping Tool app to take and annotate screenshots in Windows 11. In Windows 11, both the classic Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch apps have been replaced by a new Snipping Tool app that represents the best experiences of both apps in the next evolution...
Click/tap on the Text Actions button on the toolbar to show all selectable text on the captured screenshot image. (see screenshot below)
If you wanted to copy all text, click/tap on the Copy all text button on the toolbar, or press the Ctrl + A (select all) keys and Ctrl + C (copy) keys to select and copy all text using your keyboard. (see screenshot below)
If you wanted to copy specific text: (see screenshot below)
- Select (highlight) the text you want to copy.
- Right click on the selected text.
- Click/tap on Copy text (Ctrl+C).
You can now Paste (Ctrl+V) the copied text where you like.
When finished copying text, you can click/tap on the Text Actions button on the toolbar again to stop showing all selectable text on the captured screenshot image. (see screenshot below)