Snip it tool


How to Capture Your Screen with the Snip-It-Tool

Snip it toolSnip it tool is a versatile tool, although, very small, it can be used for some heavy duty jobs. Even though it is not as powerful as Snagit, it still has some very useful functions for different types of screen captures. The following stages are necessary with the snip it tool to capture an object on the screen:

1. Start the Snip tool

To start the process of capturing your screen, you need to open the Snipping tool. Get to your computer and start the main menu by clicking the start button. Next, go to all programs, select accessories and click on the snipping tool to open it. Alternatively, type the word “snipping tool” on the search box that appears at the bottom of the menu after clicking on the start button.

2. Select the screen capture type you wish to do

After opening the snip it tool, select the type of capture you want by clicking on the “New” button on your snipping tool. The “New” button will give you four options; the Free-Form Snip, the Rectangular Snip, the Windows Snip and the Full-screen Snip options.

Of course, there are many snipping options with the snipping tools to learn to use before you can make a
screenshot. Nevertheless, let’s focus on the four different types of snips you can perform easily using the snip it
tool. The first one is a Free-Form Snip option which basically connotes a free form capture option that draws a free-form shape around an object on the screen. This is a powerful option because it helps you to capture areas of the
screen that is not regular. With a Rectangular Snip (the second option), you only have to draw a line, or circle
or even a triangle around the subject to capture it.

The third is the Windows Snip option; this will allow you to capture a selected area of windows or even a dialog box,
which you wish to capture. The last type of snip is the Full-screen Snip option that will allow you to capture the entire screen. The larger your screen the larger your image will be. You have to be careful when snipping a
high-resolution screen as this could easily get out of hand.

3. Take the snip

After selecting snip it option you wish to do, it’s now time to take a screen capture. This is not a very
complicated job. First, draw a free-form shape around the screen or object you have selected to capture with the free-form snip option. Secondly, just move the cursor around the area you want to capture or drag the cursor around the screen to capture a rectangular snip. For the window snip option, select a window, such as a browser window or dialog box, which you want to capture or capture the entire screen with a full-screen snip option.

4. Edit the capture

When you are done, the image will be transferred to the snip it tool editor. The snipping tool editor will let you perform some basic image editing, like pen tool, highlighting and erasing of something. If the result is satisfactory then you can send the image via email by using the email icon or by using the send menu option on the main menu. On the other hand, you can save it to you local drive for future use. You can save to some of the most popular image formats such as JPG, GIF, PNG, or Single File HTML (MHT).

Snipping Tool Windows 7


Snipping Tool Windows 7Sometimes, the best way to get a copy of something is to screenshot it from your computer screen. Need a screenshot of a funny comment you saw on Facebook? Want your own copy of that recipe you scanned from your mother’s cookbook? Luckily, Windows 7 has just the right tool for the task.

Called the Snipping Tool, this handy little feature allows people to take screenshots of their current screen, whether in its entirety or just a small part of it.

Here’s how to get started.

1. Access Snipping Tool

To gain access to the Snipping Tool in Windows 7, just head on over to the Search box by clicking on the Start button. Type “snipping tool” and wait for the results to bring up the tool.

2. Choose the Type of Snip

After opening up the tool, you need to choose the kind of capture or screenshot that you want to make. First, click on the dropdown arrow on the New button. You’ll be presented with four kinds of “snips.” Free-form snip means that you have a free hand in determining the shape and size of your snip/screenshot (it can be star-shaped or a random blob- it’s your call). Rectangular snip means that all of your snips are automatically shaped into rectangles. Window snip takes a screenshot of your current window. Full screen snip takes a screenshot of your whole screen.

Once you’ve determined the kind of screenshot that you want, click on it to start the capture process.

3. Start Snipping

To capture a snip, just click and drag your mouse pointer over the area that you want to capture. After releasing the mouse, the “snipped” area will be instantly saved to the Clipboard (which means that you can immediately paste it into a document) and to the Snipping Tool mark-up window.

4. Annotate, Edit, and Share your Snip

If you want to play around with your snip, you can do so at the mark-up window. You can save it for later, or annotate it (there is a pen and highlighter tool), or erase some parts of it. All of these can be accessed from a tool box on the mark-up window. There’s also an option to send snips through email.

Snipping Tool Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

1. You can capture snips of menus by starting the Snipping Tool, pressing Esc then Ctrl + PrtScrn, and selecting the area that you want to capture.

2. If you can’t see the outline whenever you capture snips, you can change its ink color through Tools > Options. You can also remove the outline entirely if you want.

3. Snips can be saved in a variety of image file types like JPEG, PNG, GIF, and HTML.

Now Snipping Tool is great and all, but searching for it every time that you want to use it can be such a big hassle especially if you’re capturing a lot of screenshots. Thankfully, SnapMyScreen makes it a lot easier to take screenshots/snips. It is automatically installed on your browser, so you won’t have to open another program. Just go to the site, download it, and snip away!

Snipping Tool


Snipping ToolA snipping tool or screen shot tool is used to capture exactly what is on your screen at any moment in time. Screen shot tools are extremely useful if you want to show someone else how to do something on a computer, or explain a problem you are experiencing. With plenty of snipping tools available for windows you are spoiled for choice. Our website will show you how to find and use a sniping tool for your computer.

Step 1 – Researching your Options

The first thing that you will need to do is spend some time researching the different tools available for you to capture a screen shot. On a windows computer it possible to just hit print screen. Even so, there are plenty of more useful applications to capture the screen and particular applications. If you are using a Mac computer then the application choices for snipping the screen will be lower.

Make sure that you choose the right screen capture utility for your needs. You might want to choose an application which can capture individual windows instead of just taking a picture of the entire screen of your computer.

Step 2 – Visiting the Website

One of the easiest tools to use is snapmyscreen.com. This is a free website which gives you access to a free application which can be downloaded straight to your computer. There is also a screenshot toolbar available which makes it extremely easy to capture the screen from your web browser.

Step 3 – Downloading the Tool

As soon as you visit the site you can click the button to download the screen snipping tool. There is no need to register for an account, just hit the button and wait patiently until the tool has downloaded.

Step 4 – Installing the tool

Once the application has been completely downloaded to your computer, you then need to click it to run the install utility. Follow all the prompts to install the screen grab utility to your computer. Choose the options whether you want to use just the application, or the toolbar at the same time.

Step 5 – Running and Using the Screen Snipping Application

The snapmyscreen application can be launched in the normal way, by simply clicking the icon on the desktop or selecting it in the launcher. With the application open, it’s actually very easy to use. It’s quite self explanatory. There are a few options to choose from, these make it possible to either capture the entire screen, a certain area of the screen, or just the active window.

Capturing the active window is perhaps the most useful feature of the application. Simply select the option, and then click the window that you want to capture. This will then instantly capture the image and save it where specified, and also copy it to the computers clipboard. This will make it easy to paste the screen shot into an image editing application which makes it possible to email it, upload it to a site or just save it to your computer.

SnapmyScreen.com is one of the easiest ways you can possibly capture a screen shot of any computer. This free tool should mean you won’t need to do any editing as it’s simple to select individual windows to capture.