Snip and Sketch capture resolution


  1. Posts : 40
    Win 10 Home (x64) Version 1809 (build 17763.379)
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    Snip and Sketch capture resolution


    Is there a way to raise the resolution of screen shots I take with snip and sketch ?
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  2. hsehestedt's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro, 20H2
       #2

    It's going to capture at the same resolution your screen is set to.
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  3. Posts : 40
    Win 10 Home (x64) Version 1809 (build 17763.379)
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks for the reply, I asked because my scrn res is 3480x2160 as recommended and when I recently uploaded some screen shots (captured with snip and sketch) the online photo co marked them as low res photos.
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  4. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    Don't save as .jpg files very poor low quality usually unless you use a better photo editing program with more settings
    Use .png or .gif or .bmp see which one is compatible with your share site .png is the most common and good quality.
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  5. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928
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    editman99 said:
    Is there a way to raise the resolution of screen shots I take with snip and sketch ?
    What resolution are they?

    On one of your examples,
    in File explorer,
    right-click on the file,
    select Properties,
    click on the Details tab,
    read off the entries for Dimensions, dpi & whatever else you want to consider.

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  6. Posts : 1,973
    Windows 10
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    No, it captures screen pixels.

    When you select an area that will have some pixel dimensions, lets say 1,000 x 1,000 pixels that is it.

    The way to increase resolution is to display the image as large as possible on your monitor before using Snip & Sketch.
    Obviously the larger the selection area is, greater the number of pixels.

    Online photo companies note the DPI given in the Image file and they probably require a certain minimum of say 600 DPI. Anything lower they might class as 'low resolution'.

    A screen capture on my Laptop would give 96 DPI, probably on yours maybe 200 dpi or something like that.

    You can simply change the DPI number in the file to what minimum they require, easily done in an image editor like IrfanView. you will see the nominal 'Print size' change when you do that.
    However the image pixel dimensions stay the same. Pixels x DPI = Print size.

    Re-save the file, not to JPG as that would result in JPG compressions once or twice depending on how you saved the original Snip (JPG or PNG).
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  7. Samuria's Avatar
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    Have you gone to MS store top right and get updates it was update recantly
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