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Snipping Tool
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A component of Microsoft Windows
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Included with Windows Vista, Only Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate editions of Windows 7[1]

Snipping Tool is an application included in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Experience Pack for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005. It was originally released as a powertoy for the Tablet PC launch on November 7, 2002. The program is a screen-capture tool that allows taking screenshots (called snips) of an open window, rectangular areas, a free-form area or the entire screen. Snips can then be annotated using a mouse or a tablet, saved as an image file (PNG, GIF, or JPEG file) or an HTML page, or e-mailed. It can be found in your Window's logo icon's Start/All Programs/Accessories taskbar. It is default installed at %SystemRoot%\system32\SnippingTool.exe.

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Options

There are a number of options that can be changed in the Snipping Tool. Click on the Options button on the toolbar to be presented with two groups of options.

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Application

  • Hide instruction text - Hides the instructional text displayed by snipping tool.
  • Always copy snips to the Clipboard - Places the snipped image on the clipboard allowing you to paste it into another programs such as a word processor or to create a pdf using Adobe Acrobat.
  • Include URL below snips (HTML only) - If you take a snip of an Internet Explorer page and save the snip as a Single HTML or MHT file, the URL of the page will be displayed below the snip.
  • Prompt to save snips before exiting - If the snip has not been saved then on exit of the program the user will be prompted to save the snip.
  • Show screen overlay when Snipping Tool is active - When the Snipping Tool is active a transparent white overlay will be displayed across the screen, when making a snip, your snip select is shown without the white overlay.

Selection

  • Ink color - Sets the color of the Ink used when drawing on a snip.
  • Show the selection ink after snips are captured - When checked it shows a colored selection border around the snip.

Other Options

After a snip has been captured a few more options become available, from the tools menu you can select Pen and then Customize.... Here you can create a custom pen with the option to change the Color, Thickness and the Tip of the pen. you can also "highlight" on the snip.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/features/snipping-tool.aspx?tabid=1&catid=4

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