Have you discovered the Windows Snipping Tool?
The Snipping Tool allows you to take a screenshot of a website, file, program, or anything that you can view on your computer screen.
- To use the Snipping tool, first view the item you want to snip.
- Open the Snipping tool. (Begin typing “Snipping tool” in the Search box of the Start Menu (Windows 7) or Charms Bar (Windows 8). When Snipping tool is selected, press the ENTER key to open the program.)
- Choose the type of snipping tool by first clicking the arrow next to “New” and then selecting the type:
a. Free-form Snip – using your mouse, press & hold the left mouse button while you draw around the area you wish to snip. Release the mouse button when you are finished.
b. Rectangular Snip - using your mouse, press & hold the left mouse button while you draw a rectangle around the area you wish to snip. Release the mouse button when you are finished.
c. Window Snip –using your mouse, click the window you want to snip.
d. Full-screen Snip – a picture is automatically created displaying the current full-screen.
OPTIONAL: Use the pen or highlighter on your image. Note: the eraser will only erase the pen or highlighter.
4. Use the toolbar buttons to Save, Copy, or Email the snip.
How to capture a snip of a menu, such as a shortcut menu or the Start menu:
- Open the Snipping tool.
- Press Esc, and then open the menu that you want to capture.
- Press Ctrl+PrtScn (on your keyboard).
- Click the arrow next to the New button, select Rectangular Snip, from the list, and then select the area of your screen that you want to capture.