Snip & Sketch copy/paste does not work

I am using the latest version of Win10.  Snip & Sketch copy/paste does not work.  When I Ctrl-V to paste into LibreOffice Writer, nothing happens.  I can paste into Gmail, but even if I do that and then Ctrl-C that image and then Ctrl-V to LibreOffice Writer, all I get is a broken image symbol.  The only work around I have found is to first save the file to disk and then insert the image into my document.  That is far too many steps when I have been copying and pasting from the snipping tool with no problem for many years.

I need this function, please do not remove the snipping tool because it still works and Snip & Sketch does not.  I have seen others on the internet complaining about this issue for years with not being able to paste into several different programs... and still this is not resolved.  So I continue to use the Snipping Tool, please don't take it away.

Hi Gail. I'm Greg, an installation specialist, 10 year Windows MVP, and Volunteer Moderator here to help you.

To copy a Snipping Tool image is basically an image copy which is not accepted by many editors which cannot process the Bitmap. Alternatively they want us to attach it like a normal image. Are you able to copy the text directly, since copy/paste is intended for text editing?

I think many feel the same way about the Snipping Tool. If you want to report this to Microsoft use the Feedback Hub app in Start Menu where developers are tasked to process consumer feedback. They will not even see it here. This is a tech forums staffed mostly by volunteers trying to help others with your problems.

If you want to post back a Share link from your Feedback here others who see this thread can vote it up and add to it. If you are an Insider I can also vote it up with my MVP badge and track the issue for you.

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and keep me posted. If you will wait to choose if I solved your problem, I will keep working with you until it's resolved.

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Thanks for your response.  The editor I use (LibreOffice Writer) is able to process images copy/pasted from other sources, including the old "Snipping Tool".  I just don't understand why the same process can't be done from the new "Snip & Sketch".  

Thanks for the tip about the Feedback Hub, I sent in a report.

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Hi Gail -

No wonder so many millions of users like LibreOffice!

If you want to post back a Share link from your Feedback Hub post here then those who find this thread can vote it up and add to it if they wish. I will also use my MVP badge to vote it up and expedite it to developer's attention.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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Thanks for posting back the link in your thread so others who also want this function can vote it up and add their voice. I will also be tracking the issue for you here.

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