Snipping Tool

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Windows 7 Snipping Tool imageThe Snipping Tool is a feature introduced in Windows 7 and available in Windows 8 and Windows 10 that allows you to take all or part of a screenshot and save that image. For example, if you wanted to send a recipe to a friend, but didn't want to send the whole web page to him/her, you would use this tool to crop out just the recipe and send it to them. In the picture is an example of the Windows snipping tool. To use this tool, follow the instructions below.

Using the Windows Snipping Tool

Note: This feature is not available on Windows 7 Starter edition.

  1. Click Start
  2. Type in Snipping Tool.
  3. Under New, choose whether you would like to Free-form Snip, Rectangle Snip, Window Snip, or Full-screen Snip.
  4. Once you have highlighted the Snip you want to save, a new menu will appear on your toolbar. You can choose from Save, Copy, or Send the file. You can also write a custom message on the Snip, or Highlight the Snip.

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