Snipping Tool from Windows 7
Easy Way to Capture a Screen Shot
Recipes, news stories, book reviews—you name it. Sometimes the
easiest way to save a copy of something is to simply take a snapshot of
Snipping Tool captures a screen shot of anything on your desktop,
like a picture or a section of webpage. Snip a whole window, a
rectangular section of the screen, or draw a freehand outline with your
mouse. Then you can annotate, save, or e-mail the image using buttons
right in the Snipping Tool window.
You can capture any of the following types of snips:
Free-form Snip. Draw a free-form shape around an object.
Rectangular Snip. Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.
Window Snip. Select a window, such as a browser window or dialog box, that you want to capture.
Full-screen Snip. Capture the entire screen.
Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Snipping Tool, and then, in the list of results, click Snipping Tool.
Click the arrow next to the New button, select Free-form Snip,
Rectangular Snip, Window Snip, or Full-screen Snip from the list, and
then select the area of your screen that you want to capture.
The captured area of the screen appears in the mark-up window, where
you can write or draw on it, save it, and send it to someone in e‑mail.
When you capture a snip, it is automatically copied to the Clipboard
so that you can quickly paste it into a document, e‑mail, or a
You can also 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.