Sep 292008

SnippingTool is one of the nice new tool on Windows Vista that I just happened to take notice today. Snipping Tool is more than the traditional Print Screen button and can allow you to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image.

Simply mark the area with your cursor and click enter to automatically copy it to clipboard. You can now highlight as you would do with a marker on a printed paper or add a note or mark a particular area.

With Snipping Tool you make a free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip or even a Full-screen Snip

This is a nice little feature that Microsoft finally has understood to be useful to users although this isn’t any big for commercial softwares available on the market. To me I don’t have to install one additional software on my PC.

To start snipping tool, click Start – All Programs – Accessories – Snipping Tool.

You can create a desktop shortcut as well to allow easy access to the tool.

Snipping Tool in Windows Vista

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  4 Responses to “Snipping Tool – Windows utility to capture screens in Windows Vista”

  1. I did not find it on my Vista Basic =(

  2. can I get snipping tool without having windows vista?

  3. The only tool, icluded into the standard package, is PrntScrn button? but it does not always work well. I’d recommend you to download some free screen capture tool, like SnapaShot (which I like more than Snipping Tool)< which ie small, quick and easy to use (in Vista you can operate, using only 2 buttons).
    You are welcome to get a free version from here: free screen capture software

  4. Why can I not print a captured part screen Snip?
    I have an HP Allin One Printer. It starts when I click on print but does not complete the printing. I have updated HP drivers. I don’t have any bother with other print jobs

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