How to Take Screen Capture in Windows Operating System Easily

Previously you may get screen shot (picture of the screen) by pressing Print Screen key (PrtSc) on the keyboard. And here is a good news for you, Windows 7 (unfortunately available only in the Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions) provide a tool for capturing the screen (screenshots) called Snipping Tool. Snipping Tool not only available in Windows 7 but also in Experience Pack for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Windows Vista, and Windows 8. You could save the image results as jpeg, gif, png (image file), you could also save as MHTML file, or you could sent them using email. How to start and use the Snipping Tool? Here you are:
  1. Click the Start menu at the bottom left of the desktop
  2. At the box form of “Search Programs and Files” type snip
  3. The Snipping Tool will be listed at the top of program menu
  4. Click the Snipping Tool
  5. There will be a Snipping Tool pop up windows at the desktop
  6. Click the New dropdown menu
  7. There will be Four sub menu (Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip, and Full-Screen Snip)
  8. Chose by clicking one of them (the common use will be Rectangular Snip)
  9. Drag the mouse at the screen to capture what ever you want to be captured
  10. Release the mouse and there will be another pop up window containing the captured screen
  11. You could save, copy, send to email, or give some highlight to the captured image using pens drop down menu and chose Red Pen, Blue Pen, Black Pen, or Custom Pen
I hope this post will give you useful information for doing some project that need to capture screen of your Windows operating system. Thanks for visiting and I hope we always be productive in our life.