How to Use a Snipping Tool
A screen-capture application is a program that allows you to take pictures of your computer. Windows comes with its own screen-capture program known as the snipping tool. This program allows you take various types of screen shots of your computer. The tool allows you to take free-form, rectangular and full-screen screen shots. By using the snipping tool, you will be able to take screen shots of the important tasks you are performing on your computer.
Click the “Start” button and click “All Programs.”
Click the “Accessories” folder and select the “Snipping Tool.” This will open Windows’ snipping tool.
Perform a free-form snip. A free-form snip lets you take screen shots in any shape you want. To take a free-form snip, click “New Snip” and select “Free-form Snip.”
Take a rectangular snip. When you perform a rectangular a snip, you can take only rectangular screen shots. This is useful if you want to take precise screen shots. To take a rectangular snip, click “New Snip” and select “Rectangular Snip.”
Perform a window snip. A window snip allows you to take screen shots of specific programs or windows that you have opened. To take a window snip, click “New Snip” and select “Window Snip.”
Take a full-screen snip. A full-screen snip allows you to take screen shots of your entire screen. To take a full-screen snip, click “New Snip” and select “Full-screen Snip.”
Edit the screen shots you have taken with the snipping tool. The tool provides three main editing tools: “Pen,” “Highlighter” and the “Eraser.” Click the “Pen” icon if you want do draw on the picture. Click the “Down” arrow to select a color for the “Pen.” Click the “Highlighter” icon to highlight or point out certain parts of the picture. Click the “Eraser” icon to erase certain parts of the picture.
Save the screen shot to your computer. After you have taken a screen shot, click the “Save Snip” icon. Select a location you would like to save the picture and click “Save.”