Windows Snipping Tool To Capture The Screenshot Of the Desktop

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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.

Open Snipping Tool
Open Snipping Tool

Toolbar

Windows snipping tool have very simple toolbar which provides the snipping or screenshot functionalities. The icons reside in tool bar like below.

  • New
  • Cancel
  • Options
Toolbar
Toolbar

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.

Screen Shot Area Options
Screen Shot Area Options
  • Free-form Snip will give us the freedom to select screen shot area just moving the cursor
  • Rectangular Snip will gives us to select rectangle borders and the rectangle body will be snipped.
  • Window Snip will gives us to select related window to select and screen shot.
  • Full-screen Snip will 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.

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Take Screen Shot
Take Screen Shot

As we can see after taking screen shot we have rich toolbar to edit or save the screenshot.

Save Screenshot

We may want to save the screen shot into a file. Save will save the screenshot as a image as GIF , JPG , PNG or Single Html format 

And

Save Screen Shot
Save Screen Shot

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.

Pen

Screen Shot Editing-Pen
Screen Shot Editing -Pen

Highlighter

Screen Shot Editing
Screen Shot Editing

Erase

Screen Shot Editing
Screen Shot Editing
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