Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tool Of The Day: Windows Vista Snipping Tool

Every once in a while, Windows really surprises me. In a good way, no less. Like their Remote Assistance Tool. Well, they've done it again.

While explaining to a client over IM how to take a screenshot (you hit the key labeled PRNT SCRN then hit Control + V, or forget it), I decided there had to be a better way than the classic Print Screen key technique. Turns out, there is, and it's already installed on Vista: The Snipper Tool.

If you hit Start » All Programs » Accessories you'll find the Snipper Tool. Start it up, and then select on your screen what you want to capture. It even allows you to annotate the image with your scribbling. Learn more here.

Well done Microsoft - keep the pleasant surprises coming.

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