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Windows Vista: Snipping Tool the Built-in Screen Capture Utility

by Shivaranjan on August 19, 2007

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Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business and Home Premium editions comes with a screen capture utility called Snipping Tool. With the snipping tool you have four options for screen capture and they are:

  • 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.


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The Snipping tool can be found in Startmenu> Programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool. If you are not able to find the snipping tool then you need to install it.

How to enable or install Snipping tool?

1. Go to Startmenu> Settings> Control Panel> Programs and Features, here click “Turn Windows Feature on or off” in the left had sidebar.

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2. Now in the window that pops up enable “Table PC Optional Components” check box, that’s it you have installed snipping tool.

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Have you used this tool before? If yes did you find this utility useful?

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