Snipping Tool

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Snipping Tool
A component of Microsoft Windows
Snipping Tool Vista Icon.png
Win8 Snipping Tool.png
Snipping Tool in Windows 8
Type Screenshot software
Included with
Also available for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

Snipping Tool is an application included in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Experience Pack for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005. It was originally released as a powertoy for the Tablet PC launch on November 7, 2002. The program is a screen-capture tool that allows taking screenshots (called snips) of an open window, rectangular areas, a free-form area, or the entire screen. Snips can then be annotated using a mouse or a tablet, saved as an image file (PNG, GIF, or JPEG file) or an MHTML file, or e-mailed.

Snipping tool allows for basic image editing of the snapshot, with different colored pens, an eraser, and a highlighter.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Snipping Tool". Microsoft. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Snipping Tool Guide". TakeAClick. Retrieved 2014-02-16.