Explore Snipping Tool

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by aero601068, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. aero601068

    aero601068 MDL Novice

    Jan 3, 2011
    Windows 7 provides an important tool to take screenshot.This great feature was not present in other windows versions.You can use Snipping Tool to take a screen shot, as well as snip, of any object against your screen, and then annotate, preserve, or share the impression. Simply use a sensitive mouse or tablet pen to capture any of the following types of snips:

    Free-form Snip. Sketch an irregular line, say for example a circle or a triangle, all over an object.

    Square Snip. Draw a precise brand by dragging the cursor around an object to make a rectangle.
    Windowpane Snip. Select a windows, such as a web browser window or dialog box, that you want to be able to capture.
    Full-screen Snip. Capture the entire tv screen when you select this kind of snip.

    When you finally capture a snip, it's automatically copied into the mark-up window, where you possibly can annotate, save, or reveal the snip.

    Features :

    1 ) You can save a snip as an HTML, PNG, GIF, or JPEG file. After you capture a snip, you can save it by clicking the Save Snip button in the mark-up window.

    2 ) you can include your website URL below the snap.
    3 ) You can mail the snap and share it with your friends.

    4 ) Additional features are Pen tool , Highlighter tool & Eraser tool.

    Many people doesnt know how to take a snap of start menu,right clicks etc.Here is a trick(Not exactly a trick) :

    Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Snipping Tool.
    Press ESC, and then open the menu that you want to capture.
    Select the type of snip you want, and then capture the menu.
  2. norlyn

    norlyn MDL Novice

    Aug 28, 2014
    Snipping tool works just fine, but adding annotations cannot be easily done within. I think Free Online Screenshot does better than the Snipping tool since it allows you to add annotations instantly, plus you can share your captured image online by using its share feature. You can check this app from screenshot.net.
  3. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    pushing close to a 4 year old thread and still fairly relevant lol