When you take a screenshot, Windows saves even what you cropped

(ORDO NEWS) — It turned out that the built-in screenshot tool in Windows saves the entire image, even if you decide to crop the screenshot you took. It is reported by The Verge with reference to security researchers.

The Snipping Tool for Windows 11 saves more than just the cropped portion of the screenshot.

If you take a screenshot with the tool, press the save button, and then crop it and save it in the same file, the data may still be available in the file.

With a little digging, you can see parts of the image that were allegedly cut out, writes David Buchanan.

The vulnerability, however, has a somewhat limited scope. It requires exactly the following sequence of actions: save-cut-save.

“We are aware of these reports and are investigating,” Microsoft spokeswoman Rachel Tager Withers said.


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