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Snipping Tool/Capture Screenshot


Screenshots Windows:

In Windows you can press the print-screen button. you will not see or heard anything but the screenshot has now captured the screen in the Windows clipboard. If you only want a screenshot of the currently active window, use CTRL + ALT + Print. you can paste the screenshot into Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point or MS Paint by pressing CTRL and V at the same time.

Screenshots with the iPhone and iPad:

Press the home button of your iPhone/IPad and the on/off button at the same time. There will be a camera sound and a short animation. Go to your camera roll to see the screenshot you have just taken.

Screenshots in Linux computer:

There is many flavors of Linux out there. Mostly a combination of Alt + Print, Strg + Alt Print should work to capture screenshots.

Using software tools to create screenshots

While there are free built-in screen shot capabilities with most operation systems there is also tools that make taking lots of pictures easier. These tools will let your select more precisely the picture area. You will be able to change the picture size and colors. Adding text and drawing on the screen shot helps to highlight areas of interest. Such a software utility often lets you also email and print the contently directly.

Starting with Windows Vista there is the free Snipping Tool included wit Windows.

Where to find Snipping Tool in Windows:

sinipping tool is only included with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows vista. If you can not find it, you can alternatively download the free tool Capture Screenshot lite which looks the same and works pretty much the same. The download link is (Make sure you click the download link at the buttom of the page to get the free version.)

To start the standard Snipping Tool in Windows 10

  • Click on "Search" / "Magnifier Glass".
  • Enter "Snip"
  • Click on the Snipping Tool icon.

Start the Snipping tool in Windows 8

It is pretty much the same. (Note that you need one "p" more)

  • Click on "Start"
  • Enter "Snipp"
  • Click on the Snipping Tool icon.















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