You can use the Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image.
- Open the Snipping Tool. Click Start>All Programs>Accessories. The Snipping Tool window will open and a white overlay appears over the screen.
- Select the type of snip. Click on the arrow next to the New button and choose from the options.
- Capture the snip. Use the mouse or tablet stylus to drag around or select an area or program for snipping.
- Save, annotate and share the image. The snip will be automatically copied to the mark-up window. The tool-bar hosts options for saving, creating, copying, e-mailing and editing the snip.
You can capture any of the following types of snips:
- Free-form Snip.Draw a free-form shape around an object.
- Rectangular Snip.Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.
- Window Snip.Select a window, such as a browser window or dialog box, that you want to capture.
- Full-screen Snip.Capture the entire screen.
To save a snip, press the Save Snip button. In the dialogue box enter a name for the file and choose a format if need be.
Annotations in the Snipping Tool include the ability to draw/write with a customizable pen, use a highlighter and clear selections with the eraser. These are simple to use tools for minor edits.