Do you use the Snipping tool?

@bluelion (625)
Philippines
January 10, 2017 1:54am CST
It is a tool use to capture a part of your screen and save it as an image to format like .png,.gif or .jpg. I find it very useful because instead of taking the screenshot of the whole screen, you have the option to choose only a portion of it, and most of the time, that"s what I needed. You also have the option to draw on it or make a highlight using a pen tool, before you save it. This tool is already included in Windows, from Vista to 10. If you cannot find it and you are using Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10, then just search for it. This tool is simple but really useful, that's why I wrote a topic about it. Just in case someone is still not aware of that software, which is already included in your Windows system.
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@Jam4321 (581)
• Jamaica
10 Jan 17
Yes I do use it because there are times I need to capture something before it disappears from my screen
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@bluelion (625)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
Yes, that's is one great example of its important use.
@rina110383 (24070)
10 Jan 17
Yes, I do. I use snipping tool for screenshot requirements on some tasks on Microworkers.
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@bluelion (625)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
Since you often mentioned Microworkers, I guess I should visit my account which I haven't done for quite some time.
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@rina110383 (24070)
10 Jan 17
@bluelion Right. There are a lot of tasks for people in the Philippines.
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@bluelion (625)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
@rina110383 I see. I'll check it out. Thanks!
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@1hopefulman (31672)
• Canada
10 Jan 17
Never heard of it nor do I fully understand the mechanics of it or the usefulness of such a tool. A video would help!
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@bluelion (625)
• Philippines
11 Jan 17
I don't know if we can share Youtube link here, but to be safe, you can just visit Youtube and type snipping tool on its search bar. On the first page of the result, you can already find a lot of tutorials on how to use it. You will sure learn from it.
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@1hopefulman (31672)
• Canada
12 Jan 17
@bluelion Will do so. Thanks!
@Plethos (10450)
• United States
10 Jan 17
I do on occasion when I just want a small portion of the screen.
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@bluelion (625)
• Philippines
11 Jan 17
Glad to know that you're also using it.
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@cahaya1983 (10039)
• Malaysia
10 Jan 17
I'll have to dig into my programs again then. I imagine that would be really useful if you have a lot of screenshots taken and they need to be cropped or edited. But if it's just one, the print screen functions works fine for me.
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@bluelion (625)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
Yes, if you need the whole screen, then PrintScreen is enough, but if you need to save just a portion of the screen, then it's the job of the snipping tool.
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@JudyEv (130426)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jan 17
I take photos of various information sheets so when I write about a photo I have the information in another photo. I use the snipping tool to cut and paste the portions that I need. As you say, it is very useful.
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@bluelion (625)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
That's nice! You are maximizing the use of it.
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@jstory07 (69221)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Jan 17
I use that tool all the time.
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@bluelion (625)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
I'm glad to know.