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Take easy screen shots using snipping tool in windows 7

Till windows XP, taking a screenshot of active windows or a selected area is more than an easy task. You need to be familiar and always remember the key selection(Ctrl+PrintScn) to do that. These headaches are gone with windows 7.

To capture a screenshot in windows 7, follow the below steps.

  1. Get the required screen to top of all windows — essential for any screen capture mechanism 🙂
  2. Go to START -> RUN -> type “SnippingTool.exe”
  3. This will gray out your screen and launch the tool.
  4. Select the screen area that you want to screen shot and at the end of selection it will automatically converted to a image file and prompts you for saving.
  5. Before you save, it allows you to make any modifications to it if you want — like pointing some item etc.

I assume you felt this very easy. You can read more about this at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows7/products/features/snipping-tool.