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Windows 7: Snipping Tool Margin

30 Aug 2014   #1
bhs67

Windows 7
 
 
Snipping Tool Margin

There is a lot of unnecessary white area around the image that is captured with the Snipping Tool. How does one reduce the size of the margin inside the Snipping Tool?


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30 Aug 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I would say use the rectangle snip option instead,
Then drag around the area as you wish,
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30 Aug 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is a little video tutorial I made the other day for a friend of my wife. This is the Windows 8.1 version, but the operational part is the same in Windows 7. Maybe it helps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gs5GelHi5s
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30 Aug 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Another great tutorial.
That should take the mystery out of the snipping tool.
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30 Aug 2014   #5
bhs67

Windows 7
 
 

I should have been more specific. Yes, if I save it, the margins are gone. However, when I capture, before I save, the margins are there.

I use Snipping Tool to temporarily capture some settings ... allows me to do a comparison (saving and opening the saved file are two more steps). The wide margin consumes screen real estate ... unnecessarily.
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30 Aug 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sorry but I am a bit lost. Can you post an example and explain on it what the problem is.
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30 Aug 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Another great tutorial.
That should take the mystery out of the snipping tool.
Thanks Jack, but that was really not intended as a general tutorial. The wife's friend had just asked for a helping hand and I wipped that up in a few minutes. For a general tutorial I would probably redo it because I was stuttering at a couple of places.
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30 Aug 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well thank your friend also for sharing the tutorial.

I would also like to look at bhs67 snapshot post because I'm not understanding either.
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30 Aug 2014   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

This is a screen print of the snipping tool window - before the snip is saved.
The text in the red rectangle is what I selected with the snipping tool.
The OP would like to make all the white space around the actual snip smaller.
It's apx 1" "white borders" around the actual snip.

Snipping Tool Margin-sntsp01.png


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30 Aug 2014   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I think they are talking about this white background around the snip before it is saved,


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