Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tech Tip: The Snipping Tool

The Snipping Tool … one of Windows little known tools.

Use the snipping tool to capture a screen shot of your screen or a portion of your screen. Use it anytime you are trying to save an image of something from your computer screen – recipes, news stories, book reviews, error messages, student work, etc. Then you can save that “snip” or copy it to paste elsewhere (remember Ctrl + V to paste from last week?).
  1. Open up Snipping Tool from your main Windows menu (the flying flag in the bottom left).
  2. Begin searching for Snip..... 
  3. Click on the scissors icon.
  4. Click and drag the cursor to select the area you would like to “snip.”
  5. Once you let go of your mouse, a window will pop up with your “snip.” The toolbar at the top has options to create a new snip, save the snip as an image, copy the snip to paste somewhere else, email the snip, or write on the snip.
  6. There are several options when creating a new snip – Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip, Full-screen Snip. I use the rectangular snip (default) the most. 
Want more information? Check out the Windows Help Tutorial