Do you like to do things in half the time? I think so, that is why the snipping tool is so great. No longer do you have to hit the print screen [PrtScrn] button, paste into paint, draw a box around the part you want, crop and then finally save. Now with Windows 7 you just open your snipping tool, select whatever part of the screen you want and let go. It’s that simple. I will show you how to use the snipping tool feature step by step.

First you click start or the round windows logo in the bottom left corner of your screen then type in snipping tool into the search bar where it says “search programs and files”.

Snipping Tool

After you type in snipping tool into the search bar either hit enter or click on the snipping tool that will be listed under programs

Now the snipping tool should be open and you can select from the different snipping choices:

Snipping Tool

Free-form Snip allows you to draw around any part of the screen

Rectangular Snip allows you to click and drag a rectangle around any part of the screen

Window Snip allows you to take a snap shot of any window you have open

Full-Screen Snip allows to take a snap shot of your entire computer screen

Try them all, go SNIPPING CRAZY!

To use the Free-form and Rectangular Snip follow these directions:

First click and hold until your done selecting the part of the screen you want screen shot of then release. Your snipping tool will then pop up with the selected area. You can then either draw on or around it will the pen or marker, email it, or just save it as a HTML, PNG, GIF, or JPEG.

 

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