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Windows 7: What's so great about the snipping tool?

06 May 2009   #1
Bryce

Vista Ultimate x64, Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 
What's so great about the snipping tool?

What's so great about the snipping tool. Just press PrtScrn or Alt+PrtScr and CtrlV in paint and you've got your screenshot. Is it really that much of a hassle?


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06 May 2009   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have found you can choose exactly what you want small or large section of the screen you want to capture!


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06 May 2009   #3
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

One program solution for screen caps. I really like the marquee function.
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07 May 2009   #4
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

the snipping tool isn't terrible, but there are much better 3rd party screen capture apps out there (as is the case with most built-in windows components).

i use Window Clippings, which runs a massive $18, but can capture aero perfectly with full transparency and shadows. it makes for some sexy screenshots! it can do fullscreen, region, menu, time-delay, even object captures, and it has no GUI to get in the way - everything happens through a right-click menu that is enabled when you hit Print Screen.



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07 May 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bryce View Post
What's so great about the snipping tool. Just press PrtScrn or Alt+PrtScr and CtrlV in paint and you've got your screenshot. Is it really that much of a hassle?
The 'snipping' too is a great little too that allows you to create snippets of your screen without having to resort to an entire 'Print Screen'.

A very handy & welcome addition in my eyes
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07 May 2009   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

One problem with the snip tool is that it doesn't capture Menus .
For example if you are in IE explorer ===>Tools and then you want to capture the screen with the snip tool the menu selection disappears when you select snip tool from the ORB.

You can get round this by using PRTSCN button and saving the screen into an application like Wordpad. Then you can use the snip tool to select the image from within Wordpad.

Some 3rd party screen grabbers are better in this regard as they use dedicated keys so the menu item list doesn't disappear.

I like grabber2k, there are others like snag-it etc.

However for most types of screen grabs the snip tool is fine -- pity there isn't a way this can also be set to be activated by a key press (or maybe there is --if you find a method please post it).

Cheers
jimbo
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07 May 2009   #7
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45
pity there isn't a way this can also be set to be activated by a key press (or maybe there is --if you find a method please post it)
can't you just assign a hotkey to the snipping tool's shortcut in the start menu, just like you can for any other app?
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07 May 2009   #8
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I use the snipping tool all the time, that in conjunction with the forum's paperclip function makes it very quick to add screenshots.
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