Screenshots in windows vista.

The best way to take screenshots in windows Vista is not always with Printscreen.

For whatever reason you need to take a screenshot in windows vista you probably know that the Print Scrn (Print Screen) key works. But the resulting screenshot will need to be saved. Normally you have to paste the screenshot into an editor (like paint) first. Here is a better way to take screenshots in Vista:

Included with windows vista is screenshot tool that's fast and easy to use. Its called the 'Snipping tool' and it''s found under start>all programs>accessories in windows vista. I recommend putting it in your quick-launch if you need to make windows vista screenshots often.

To take a screenshot with Snipping tool, just start the program and the screen will partially Grey. Taking a screenshot of a select area of the screen is the default mode. Drag a box over the area you want to screenshot and an edit window will appear allowing you to save it directly. You can also annotate you screenshot, draw on it, highlight it and even delete your marks at any time without affecting the screenshot.

If you don't want just a section of the screen as your screenshot, you can choose from four screenshot options; freeform, retangular, window and full screen.

Have a play with Snipping tool today and see if it improves your screenshots in windows Vista.

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