How To Use The Snipping Tool To Create Screenshots to Your Desktop Screen

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How To Use The Snipping Tool To Create Screenshots to Your Desktop Screen

The snippet tool software is already built into Windows. It’s installed in the following releases.

  • Windows Vistalearn1
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Home Server 2011
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012

It is very easy to spot the Snipping Tool at this location… (Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Snipping Tool). Or you can easily press the Windows button on the keyboard and type in ‘Snip’ into the search bar,  this should bring up the Snipping Tool .

Once you open the Snipping Tool, you will notice your screen greyed-out with only the Snipping Tool window looking regular As shown above, the “New” button is already preselected and  ready for you to ‘snip’ out the selected section of your screen.

You’ll also notice that the Snipping Tool gives you a cursor (in a + shape), this is essential for you to select an area of your screen (in red as shown above). When you let go of the mouse button, a window will appear showing you the screen snip created. At this point,  click on the disk icon to save the snip and save it to your preferred destination.

The process step by step

  1. Display the page or object what you want to capture a snip of
  2. Open the Snipping Tool
  3. Select what you want to snip out of your screen, The tool gives you a few choices from full screen snip to a rectangular cut off and other.
  4. Click on the save button and from here you can send the screenshot to your preferred destination.

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Sam Ammouri

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