Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tips: How to use the Snipping Tool to capture screenshots

If you wish to capture a screenshot, snip or any of the objects on your screen, you can use the Snipping Tool. The pat of the Snipping Tool is %SystemRoot%\system32\SnippingTool.exe. Moreover, using the Snipping Tool, you can easily annotate, save and share the images. All it is required to do is using your mouse or tablet pen to capture any of the following types of snips.
•    Window Snip. Select a window, such as a browser window or dialog box, that you want to capture.
•    Free-form Snip. Draw an irregular line, such as a circle or a triangle, around an object.
•    Full-screen Snip. Capture the entire screen when you select this type of snip.
•    Rectangular Snip. Draw a precise line by dragging the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.



Once you capture the snip, it will be automatically copied to the mark-op window where you can annotate, save or share the snip.
If you keep the Snipping Tool open, you can view a white overlay on the screen until you capture a snip. If you wish to turn OFF the overlay, it is required to open the Snipping Tool and then click Options. Then, clear the Show Screen Overlay when the Snipping Tool is active check box in the Snipping Tool options dialog box. Now, it is required to click OK. That’s it. Simple.

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