Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots in windows 7

May 12th, 2009

In windows 7,you can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any objects on your screen, and then annotate or save, or share this image.

Snipping Tool supports the following types of snips:

  • Free-form. Draw a free-form shape around an object.

  • Rectangular. Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.

  • Window Snip. Select a window, such as a browser window or dialog box, that you want to capture.

  • Full-screen. Capture the entire screen.

After you capture a snip, it’s automatically copied to the Clipboard and the mark-up window. From the mark-up window, you can annotate, save, or share the snip. The following procedures explain how to use Snipping Tool.

Below is an example of how to capture a snip of a menu:

1.Go to Start (the Orb) ,input snipping in the search field then click snipping tool


2.After you open Snipping Tool, press Esc, and then open the menu that you want to capture.

3.Press Ctrl+PrtScn

4.Click the arrow next to the New button, select Free-form , Rectangular, Window , or Full-screen from the list, and then select the area of your screen that you want to capture.

snippingtool15.Annotate and save


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