Windows 10 is full of interesting features and that’s why it is the choice of more than 400 million active users. Its time to time updates improve it day by day and therefore people like it. Start menu, modern Settings, Sticky Notes, Windows Ink Workspace, capturing selected part of desktop (using Shift+Win+S), Action Center, Win+X menu, and other features are marvellous.
One of these interesting features that I use regularly is Windows Ink Workspace. I guess many of us use it on daily basis. You can use it to draw sketches and save it as an image file. The best part is that we can use Windows Ink Workspace to capture desktop screen, annotate it, and save as PNG image. We can use different colors, pen, highlighter, and pencil for annotation, set width of these tools to make annotation better. Eraser tool is also available. Apart from that, you can also crop the captured screen and annotate only the part that is of your use. Sounds interesting, right! So let’s see how we can use Windows Ink Workspace to capture and annotate desktop screen.
In the meanwhile, you can see my masterpiece (screenshot above) generated using Windows Ink Workspace. I’m too bad in drawing and sketching, but I’m sure you can do better annotation.
Steps To Use Windows Ink Workspace To Capture and Annotate Desktop Screen:
1). Right-click on taskbar to open its right-click context menu and then select Show Windows Ink Workspace button. This will help you show icon of Windows Ink Workspace in system tray.
2). Now click Windows Ink Workspace icon or button visible in system tray. This will explore WINDOWS INK WORKSPACE menu. There you will see Sticky Notes, Recently used, Screen sketch, and Sketchpad, options. Select Screen sketch option.
3). As soon as you select Screen sketch option, it captures or takes screenshot of the whole desktop screen and drawing or sketching mode of Windows Ink Workspace is activated. As you can see in the image below, there are different tools available for annotation (on the top part). You can use Pencil, Pen, Highlighter, different colors for these tools, Eraser tool, Crop, etc. Use these tools as per your requirements.
When you are done with annotation and other things, use Save option. This will help you save the captured and annotated desktop screen as PNG image on your PC. You can select the folder or destination location of your choice to save your sketch.
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Capturing and annotating desktop screen using Windows Ink Workspace is simple and interesting also. You can use it for fun or work. Kids as well as elders can use it. Windows Ink Workspace is also helping me a lot as I use it to capture screenshots and annotate them. So it is also useful for professional work. Try it.