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The most overlooked image tool on PC – Snipping Tool

When featuring products, apps, software or just doing a tutorial on your blog it’s often essential to take a number of images directly from your screen to demonstrate features, function, steps of ‘how to’ and more.

If you’re an avid content creator like myself you know the pain in taking screen selections on PC by first using Print Screen and then cropping what you need.

Mac provides a build in simple selection tool which exports your selection as an image type of your choice, something I thought was really missing from PC – but I was wrong.

I bring you the Snipping Tool – in my opition, the most overlooked image tool on PC.

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Available for Windows 7, or Vista – you simply search ‘snipping tool’ in start menu and voila!

Here is how Microsoft explains you options:

You can capture any of the following types of snips:
Free-form Snip. Draw a free-form shape around an object.
Rectangular Snip. Drag 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.

After you capture a snip, it’s automatically copied to the Clipboard and the mark-up window. From the mark-up window, you can annotate, save, or share the snip.

For more and how to – check out the full article here.