Monday, March 2, 2015

Snipping Tool

For  years Mac users have used the built in tool Grab for capturing screen shots and portions of screens.
With Vista and Windows 7, PC users now have their very own tool (not just Print Screen) to capture a screen or portion of a screen without purchasing TechSmith's Snagit.

Don't get me wrong, I love Snagit. Techsmith has expanded this application, to make it well worth its 49.95 price tag. But sometimes you aren't at your own computer, or you need to coax a student through an issue.

The interface of Snipping Tool is fairly straightforward, and allows users to save in the most common graphic formats.

Snipping Tool should already be installed on the PC with Windows 7 or 8. To locate, go to Start and choose All Programs. If someone (you or someone who needs help) can't find the tool, on their system, there are a number of sites including:

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