The Windows 7 Snipping Tool is a great way to capture items on your screen. After the capture, you can highlight parts of the selection, copy it to another document, save it or send it by email.
- Go to the screen that you want to capture
- To open the Snipping Tool, click Start, Programs, Accessories, Snipping Tool
- The screen will look will look grayed out.
- Using your mouse, select the part of the screen that you want to capture. Then let go of the mouse.
- To Copy the selection to a file, click Edit; select Copy. Or… click the Copy icon, which is the third icon from the left. Open the file and paste.
- To Save the selection, click the Save icon. Give te selection a name, choose the location to save and then click Save.
Before you copy or save, you may want to:
- Highlight certain parts of the selection. To do that, click the Highlighter icon (looks like an actual highlighter) 6th icon from the left…and then use that to highlight.
- If you would like to send the selection through email, click the Send Snip icon (4th from the left, looks like an envelope with a paper clip on top). This process puts the snip into an email.
- If you wish to draw on the snip, click the Pen icon (5th icon from the left)
- If you wish to erase anything that you’ve drawn or highlighted, click the Eraser icon (7th icon… the last one.)