An image with no borders can look a bit boring. Adding colorful borders to it is a great way to glorify things. That’s why, in this post, we are going to see how you can add a border to a picture or screenshot in Windows 11/10 using the Snipping Tool. ShareX or Paint.
How to add a border to Picture in Windows 11/10
If you want to add a border to a picture, image, or screenshot, follow any of these methods.
1] Add Border to a Screenshot using Snipping Tool
Snipping Tool is a built-in program. It can be used to take excellent-looking screenshots and to edit them as per your requirement. What most people don’t know, the tool can automatically apply a border to your screenshot if you enable a feature called Snip Outline. Follow these steps to enable the Snip Outline feature in Snipping Tool.
- Open Snipping Tool.
- Click on the three horizontal dots saying See More.
- Select Settings.
- Look for Snip Outline and enable it using the toggle.
- Now, expand Snip Outline using the down arrow and change the color and thickness.
Now, go ahead and take a screenshot using the Snipping Tool.
A border will be automatically added to your image.
Just in case you are confused, you should know that the Snip and Sketch tool in Windows 11 is named Snipping tool and the old Snipping Tool has been deprecated.
2] Add a Border to a Picture using ShareX
ShareX is a free tool that allows you to capture screenshots and make them look the way you want. To download the app, go to getsharex.com. You will see some buttons, click on Download to get this app.
Once the app is downloaded, go to File Explorer and run the installation package to install the software on your computer. You will have to follow the on-screen instruction to complete the installation.
Now, follow the prescribed steps to add a border to a screenshot using ShareX.
- In ShareX, go to Task settings.
- Select Effects and then click on Image effects configuration.
- Click on + from Presets and then type “Screenshot Border” in the Preset Name field.
- Click on + from Effects and select Drawing > Backgrounds.
- Now, adjust everything about the border, from length to color.
Now, every time you take a screenshot a border will be added.
There are various kinds of preset borders for you to choose from. If you want to take a look at them. Go to ShareX > Task Settings > Effects > Image effects configuration > Image effects. Select a browser or it will open the file in your default browser.
You can select a border of your choice and download it. This is a great way to add a nice-looking touch to your screenshots.
3] Add a Border to an Image using Paint
If you don’t want to overcomplicate things and just want something that will put an aesthetical touch to your screenshots, then try using MS Paint. It is obviously a free built-in program that’s there on your computer. If you want to use the tool, launch MS Paint. Then, paste the screenshot that you have taken there, and select the image using the Selector. Extend the canvas to create a border, then from Tools, select Fill, select a color, and then add it.
How do I put a border around a screenshot in Word?
You don’t need an extra app to put a border around the screenshot, MS Word is capable enough to do the same for you.
We are assuming that you don’t have any other tool to take a screenshot and you just hit PrtSc (Print Screen) to take a screenshot and you paste it wherever you want. Once you have pasted the screenshot in MS Word, follow the prescribed steps to put a border around a screenshot in Word.
- Select the image and click on Picture Format.
- Select a border from the available catalog.
- To edit the browser, click on Picture Border.
- Now, you can change color, dashes, weight, etc.
After making the adjustments, your image is ready.
How do I put a border around a screenshot?
You can easily put a border around a screenshot using any of the aforementioned methods. We have only mentioned free apps. So, you don’t have to buy anything. All you have to do is configure these apps to add a border to your screenshot.
How do I get a border Snipping Tool?
To get a border in Snipping Tool, you need to enable Snip Outline. It can be enabled from the settings of the Snipping Tool. Once you have enabled the feature and configured it, all your screenshots will have a border around them.