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How to use the Windows Vista Snipping Tool


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Posted 10 January 2007 - 09:56 PM

A new tutorial titled How to use the Windows Vista Snipping Tool was added by Bleeping Computer. Please use this topic to discuss any aspect of this tutorial.

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The Snipping Tool is a program that is part of the Vista Tablet PC Optional Components
feature. Snipping Tool allows you to take selections of your windows or desktop
and save them as snips, or screen shots, on your computer. In the past if you
wanted a full featured screen shot program you needed to spend some money to purchase
a commercial one. If you needed basic screen shot capability, past versions of
Windows enabled you to take screen shots by pressing the the PrintScreen button
to take a picture of your entire screen or Alt-Printscreen to take a screen shot
of just the active window. This screen shot would be placed in your clipboard
that you can then paste in another image program of your choice.
What makes the Snipping Tool so attractive is that:

It is free.
It is powerful.
It allows you to take screen shots of only specific sections of your screen
rather than the entire window or screen.

This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to use the Snipping Tool
to save screen shots of your running programs, portions of other pictures, and
your desktop as images on your computer.


We hope you find this tutorial helpful.

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