Utility ~ Windows Snipping Tool

Description

The Snipping Tool is useful for capturing PC screen-shots to E-mail to contacts, save as FH media images, or post to FHUG Forums. It allows the capture to be marked with coloured pens or highlighter, and saved in various image formats. It can even capture temporary items such as drop-down menus, tooltips, etc.

It is available for all versions of Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista.

See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/use-snipping-tool-capture-screen-shots for details.

In all cases right-click the Snipping Tool icon and choose Pin to Start or Pin to Taskbar for easy access.

Installation Instructions

It is pre-installed in Windows 10 and found at Start > Windows Accessories > Snipping Tool.

It is pre-installed in Windows 8, so right-click the Start screen background, click All apps, and find the tool in Windows Accessories.

It is pre-installed in Windows 7 & Vista and found at Start > All Programs > Accessories > Snipping Tool.

For Windows Vista you may need to follow these instructions:

  1. Click on Start button, and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click on Programs & Features link.
  3. Click on Turn Windows features on or off link. If User Account Control pops up for confirmation, click Continue button.
  4. Scroll down the list in Windows Features and tick the check box for Tablet-PC Optional Components to enable and show the Snipping Tool.