Windows 7: Snipping Tool

Windows 7 has a pretty nifty application default in the OS called the “Snipping Tool” this tool allows you to cut a portion of your desktop and turn it into an image, it is similar to print screen for only a predefined section of your desktop. You can use this tool to cut articles out of blogs, images off of web pages, or even snippets of your own applications and use them.

Check out my video demonstration on using the Windows 7 Snipping Tool:

Though the tool allows you to snip out rectangle, circle, freeform shapes from your screen, the Windows 7 Snipping Tool only allows you to draw freehand lines, I can’t draw steady with a mouse and have horrible handwriting especially when trying to draw letters on screen. Therefore I wish the snipping tool had these extra features:

  • Shape drawing (circles, squares, ellipticals…etc)
  • Straight lines (so you don’t have to free draw straight lines)
  • Basic text functionality (So you can at least type words)

Like I said, you can save the image and load it into a paint program, but it would save time if the snipping tool were just enhanced to do these additional things and it would save time.

Let me know what you think of my demonstration.

-Dragon Blogger

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