Snipping Tool

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snipping tool clip selectionMicrosoft Window Snipping Tool is a useful way of capturing areas on the screen.  This can be done in several ways:

"Free-form Snip.  Draw an irregular line, such as a circle or a triangle, around an object.

Rectangular Snip.  Draw a precise line by dragging the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.

Window Snip.  Select a window, such as a browser window or dialog box, that you want to capture.

Full-screen Snip.  Capture the entire screen when you select this type of snip." ( Windows snipping tool help)

PC World offer further advice about this handy tool.  

As About.com say: "Before Windows Vista, if you wanted a screen shot you had to use the less than intuitive method of pressing the print screen key and pasting the screen shot into a graphics program to add markup and save it. With Windows Vista, Microsoft has included a utility called the Snipping Tool to make capturing screen shots easier. Of course, there are many free screen capture tools for all versions of Windows if you have not upgraded to Windows Vista yet."

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