Even though Windows already has quite a few ways to create screenshots, Windows sleuths discovered a new feature called "Screen Clip" being developed in Windows 10 Redstone 5. Screen Clip allows a Windows 10 user to drag a selection of the screen and create a screenshot from it.

This new feature was first discovered by WalkingCat and then later confirmed to be in Redstone 5 build 17639 by Rafael Rivera at Thurrot.com. Redstone 5 is the next Windows 10 feature update after the soon-to-be released Spring Creators Update.

This feature will come in the form of a Quick Action called "Screen Clip" that when activated will display a screen overlay with 3 choices. These choices are a rectangular selection, a lasso selection, and a full screen selection. Using these selection choices, you can select part of the screen and generate a screenshot from it. The full screen selection will just take a screenshot of the entire screen.

You can see an example of the rectangular selection in an animated image created by Rivera below.

Screen Clip Example
Screen Clip Example
Source: Thurrott.com

The Registry key associated with this new Quick Action can be found at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ActionCenter\Quick Actions\All\QuickActions_Launcher_ScreenClipping
Screen Clip Registry Entry
Screen Clip Registry Entry

I think this could be a really interesting feature, especially if they added further selection types. Some examples that I thought would be useful are the ability to select a particular Window or to generate an animated GIF or video from a selection.

What do you think? Is this something you would find useful or just a redundant feature?

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