Taking screenshot is important because if we want to show something to our audience or put picture to the document we will need meaningful graphs. Windows all ready provides screenshot tool which is named snipping tool. This tool can be found all versions of the Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Open Snipping Tool
In order to start snipping tool. We will write
snipping command to the
windows run menu like below. Only writing
sni will list snipping tool but if there are similar name tools it can not be highlighted by default. Just enter or click with the mouse will open the snipping tool.
Windows snipping tool have very simple toolbar which provides the snipping or screenshot functionalities. The icons reside in tool bar like below.
Screen Shot Area Options
One of the most useful option of the snipping tool is defining the screen shot area. I we click to the
New button it will list 4 type of area define methods.
Free-form Snipwill give us the freedom to select screen shot area just moving the cursor
Rectangular Snipwill gives us to select rectangle borders and the rectangle body will be snipped.
Window Snipwill gives us to select related window to select and screen shot.
Full-screen Snipwill take the whole screen for snipping
Take Screen Shot
We will just click to the new and select the screen shot region. After the selection the snipping tool will automatically create the screen shot of the region like below.
As we can see after taking screen shot we have rich toolbar to edit or save the screenshot.
We may want to save the screen shot into a file.
Save will save the screenshot as a image as
Single Html format
Copy The Clipboard
Clipboard is used to store text, image, document etc. in the operating system memory to save it into an other application like word, notepad etc. We can copy to clipboard with the following icon.
Send As Email
We can send the taken screenshot as email easily. Click following button. This will open default email application and attache screenshot to the newly created email.
Screen Shot Editing
Windows Snipping Tool provides some simple tools for image editing. We can use them as pen, highlighter and erase.
We can highlight some part of the given screenshot. This can be useful if we need to take some notes.
We can use eraser in order to clean, erase some part of the screenshot.