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Video:Screen Capture With the Snip Tool in Windows Vista

with Don Schechter

Need to capture an image from your desktop? Learn how to use the snipping tool in Windows Vista, and you can grab an image from anywhere on your computer screen.See Transcript

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Transcript:Screen Capture With the Snip Tool in Windows Vista

Hi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today, I'm going to show you how to use the snip tool in Vista. Use the snipping tool to capture an image from anywhere on your computer screen.

Open the Snipping Tool

  • CLICK Start button
  • TYPE 'snip' in the search box
  • CLICK on Snipping Tool
or
  • CLICK Start Button / All Programs / Accessories / Snipping Tool

Screen Grab an Image With Snip

  • CLICK arrow (next to the 'New' button)
  • CHOOSE type of snip you want to make
  • DRAG shape onto the snipping window

Snipping Tool Functions

In the Snipping tool window, you can save, copy, send, or modify your image. You can use the pen tool to draw on your image, the highlighting tool to highlight parts of your image, or send your image by clicking the envelope button here. From here, type the email address where you want your image to go.

Save the Screen-Captured Image

You can choose to save your image as a JPEG, PNG, GIF, or MHT file.

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