Paste image from Windows 10 Snip & Sketch tool doesn't work


The latest Windows 10 update includes a new screenshot tool called Snip & Sketch. If you take a screenshot and then try to paste it into Balsamiq, it doesn’t paste. You can paste into other apps (gmail for example). However, the old Snipping Tool still works.


Hi @Jon_Asbury,

Thanks for the report. I’m not sure what they’ve changed here but we’ll take a look.

In the meantime, you should be able to save the snipped image as a PNG (File -> Save as…) and import it into your Balsamiq project as an image asset (see: Working with Images and Assets). Does that workaround get you by for now?


Thanks Alasdair. The old snipping tool works so I’ll just use that for now.

Have a great day



BTW I also filed a bug report with Microsoft against their new Snip and Sketch tool.