You can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen and then annotate, save, or share the image. Simply use a mouse or tablet pen to capture any of the following types of snips:
- Free-form Snip: Draw an irregular line, such as a circle or a triangle, around an object.
- Rectangular Snip: Draw a precise line by dragging 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 when you select this type of snip.
After you capture a snip, it's automatically copied to the mark-up window, where you can annotate, save, or share the snip.
To open the Snipping Tool, use the following steps.
On the graphic, click the hyperlinks to move through the various screens.
- From the Windows Vista default Start menu, tap or click All Programs, Accessories, and then tap or click Snipping Tool.
Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots: