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Windows 7 tip: Snipping Tool for screen shots

Do you take a lot of screen shots? (Or maybe you would if you knew how?) Screen shot of the Snipping ToolIf so, the Snipping Tool that comes with Windows 7 might be just what you need. When you see something on screen that you want to take a snapshot of, try these steps:

  1. Click the Windows 7 Start button.
  2. In the Search box type "snip" (or spell out "Snipping Tool" if you're not in a hurry). You may also find it under All Programs > Accessories.
  3. Click the arrow next to the New button, select Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip, or Full-screen Snip from the list, and then select the area of your screen that you want to capture.
  4. Use the pen and/or highlighter tool to draw on the captured image.
  5. Save the image when you are done.

This tip comes from Adam Brisk's presentation "Graphics, Flyers and Design for the Library-Minded," sponsored by Nicolet Federated Library System.

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