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Snip Insights

Snip Insights, a Microsoft Garage Project is a screen capturing application that revolutionizes the way users search by generating insights from images. It leverages Microsoft Azure's Cognitive Services APIs to increase users' productivity by reducing the number of steps needed to gain intelligent insights. Microsoft Garage turns fresh ideas into real projects. Learn more at



  • Windows 10
  • Git
  • .NET Framework
  • C# WPF libraries

Quick install

To get started with Snip Insights, a Microsoft Garage Project, please fork or download the project from this GitHub repository.

git clone

Open the SnipInsights.sln and you'll be ready to compile the project! However, you would first need to generate Cognitive Services API keys from Azure.

For more information about the installation process and adding Cognitive Service API keys to Snip Insights, a Microsoft Garage Project, please visit our full Installation Guide.


This project welcomes contributions and suggestions. Most contributions require you to agree to a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) declaring that you have the right to, and actually do, grant us the rights to use your contribution. For details, visit

When you submit a pull request, a CLA-bot will automatically determine whether you need to provide a CLA and decorate the PR appropriately (e.g., label, comment). Simply follow the instructions provided by the bot. You will only need to do this once across all repositories using our CLA.

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.


You can submit feedback by:

  • Requesting a new feature on GitHub.
  • Voting for popular feature requests, also on GitHub.
  • Filing a bug report, yet again on GitHub.

Intern team

Reporting Security Issues

Security issues and bugs should be reported privately, via email, to the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) at You should receive a response within 24 hours. If for some reason you do not, please follow up via email to ensure we received your original message. Further information, including the MSRC PGP key, can be found in the Security TechCenter.


Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Licensed under the MIT License.


Snip Insights, a Microsoft Garage project




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