Vista Sniping Tool: Screen Capture and Editor

Finally Microsoft has decided to include a screen capture utility in it’s Windows Vista operating system. To start the Snapping Tool, choose All Programs ? Accessories ?Snapping Tool.


Using the Snapping Tool, you can capture a screen shot (snip) of any object on your screen The best thing about snapping tool is that it doesn’t require any keyboard input. Using a mouse or a tablet pen you can capture snips as Free-form Snip. Rectangular Snip,Window Snip. and Full-screen Snip

To capture a screen, select the required snip from the drop-down menu adjacent to the New button, and click New. For the purpose of this tutorial I have chosen Rectangular Snip, you can follow these steps for any other kind of snip.To start the capture, hold the left-mouse button and drag the mouse to draw the required shape. Release the mouse after you have selected the snip The snip displays in the editor for editing.


  • September 19, 2007 - 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Glad to be of help Erich. To place it in the takbar, right-click on taskbar, choose Toolbars–> Quick Launch. Then create a shortcut for the Snapping Tool. and drop that shortcut into the toolbar you created (QUick Launch)

  • Erich Koch
    September 19, 2007 - 4:26 am | Permalink

    Excellent, I neede Snipping Tool that I NEED and had with Wi XP. Now due to your help I have it with Vista. Now I need tofigure out how to place in the task bar.

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