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Software & Features How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista

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ilyabyk83

#21
Hi Ilya,

You need to have the Tablet PC service running to access the snipping tool.

You may have turned it off as it's a big program (731mb).
Try checking under Control Panel>Uninstall a program>Turn Windows Features on or off.

If you do not wish to have the Tablet PC program installed and running just to use the snipping tool, you could try Faststone Capture53 - it's free and in my opinion, better than the snipping tool - it's only 1.4mb.

FastStone Capture 5.3 - eSnips, share anything

Hope it helps

SIW2









Thanx for the link. How do you check weather its installed or not??
Is this progrram as just as good as Snipping Tool??
 

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Hi Silverhair,

Once Fastone is installed, click on the shortcut and a rectangular menu appears at the top right of your screen.

Click the third icon from the right on the menu ( a dotted rectangle) - a cross appears - click one corner of what you are trying to capture, then drag the cross to the opposite corner of your target and click again.

The area you have selected immediately appears in a new window - click Save at the top right, Browse to the location you want to save it in ( your pictures folder, for example ).

Give it an name if you wish ( where it says Object name), and if you wish , choose whether to save it as any of the image types available in the drop down menu ( default is jpeg, which is fine for most uses). Then click Save.

There are lots of other things it can do if you explore the various options.

Hope it helps

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#23
Hi Ilya,

It's in a zip file, so you need to right click it and click "extract all"

Then right click and select run as administrator on the setup.exe file.

When it has installed , it will create a desktop shortcut and an entry in the All Programs list in your Start menu.

You can just run it from the shortcut like any program.

I much prefer it to the the snipping tool - when you use it for a while, it's surprising what it can do for such a small program.

I use it a lot, so I dragged the desktop shortcut to the quick launch bar.

There is a tutorial here, I just found out what it did by trial and error

http://www.faststone.org/FSCTutorial.htm

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ilyabyk83

#24
Hi Ilya,

It's in a zip file, so you need to right click it and click "extract all"

Then right click and select run as administrator on the setup.exe file.

When it has installed , it will create a desktop shortcut and an entry in the All Programs list in your Start menu.

You can just run it from the shortcut like any program.

I much prefer it to the the snipping tool - when you use it for a while, it's surprising what it can do for such a small program.

I use it a lot, so I dragged the desktop shortcut to the quick launch bar.

SIW2
I meant the "Snipping Tool"?
 

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#25
I meant the "Snipping Tool"?

  • Left click on Windows Start Orb
  • Left click All Programs
  • Left Click Accessories Folder
  • Right click 'Snipping Tool'
You can then make your choice of where you want to access it from;

  • Open
  • Add to Quick Launch
  • Send to Desk Top
  • Pin to Start Menu
Your choice....
 

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#26
Thanks Dwarf.. but how do you use the "copy" function in Snipping.. I thought you could do a copy and paste.

Please give me an example of how the copy function is used

thanks, Ken
 

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#27
Hi Ken,

The following should explain the use of this button:
Capture.JPG
Obviously, to turn this option back on, you will need to check the above mentioned option.
 

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Well done, so simple.

siberian-tigers-snow.jpg
 

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#29
Hi Ken,

The following should explain the use of this button:
View attachment 9609
Obviously, to turn this option back on, you will need to check the above mentioned option.
Hi Dwarf and Ken,

I've never used Clipboard, indeed I can't seem to find it.

Here's what I do;

*Open Snipping Tool.[I have mine sitting in >>'Quick Launch'].
*Drag the cursor to create the 'capture'.
*Click on the 'Save as' Icon.[I usually save as JPEG to Documents].
*Hit TAB Bar to clear file name space[usually shows highlighted 'Capture'].
*Enter your choice of File Name.Jpg.
*Add Tags if you want.
*Save as JPEG File.
*Click on 'Save' button.

That's it.:sleepy:

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Hi GradeAbra,

See section 5 of the tutorial for details on how to turn this feature on or off. You can change the colour of this border if you wish.
 

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Hi GradeAbra,

I don't think that you can port this tool over to XP from Vista, however have a look at this for XP Snippy
 

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#34
Hi Gradeabra,

You might prefer this free app. I use it on Vista and Win 7 in preference to the snipping tool.

Features

  • A small floating Capture Panel that can be dragged anywhere or minimized to the Windows tray area
  • Resource friendly - uses a very small amount of memory, especially when minimized to the Windows tray area
  • Global hotkeys to activate the program's capture capabilities anytime, anywhere
  • Efficient tools to capture windows, objects, full screen, rectangle/freehand-selected regions and scrolling areas
  • Capture web pages in Microsoft Internet Explorer, FireFox and Opera
  • Option to specify destination (internal editor, clipboard, file or printer) where the captured image will be sent
  • Text/Arrowed line/Highlight/Watermark annotation
  • Drop-shadow, torn-edge effects
  • Add caption
  • Resize, crop, zoom in/out
  • Undo/Redo
  • Save as BMP, JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG, GIF, TIFF, TGA and PDF
  • Send e-mails
  • Screen magnifier, Screen color picker
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Option to run when Windows starts
  • And many more ...

FastStone Capture 5.3 free download. FastStone Capture is powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility.

http://www.faststone.org/DN/FSCaptureSetup53.exe

Hope it helps

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Hello Dwarf, I just want to say thank you so much, your article on Snipping Tool is a great help, very informative, even though the term snipping tool is a sissy phrase. Your a real hero, thanks bro, robert, San Fran.
 

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