Easy Man’s Snag It

I have used the screen capture utility SnagIt (from Techsmith) for many years, and I love it. However, there are times, especially when using a different computer, I have a need to do a full or partial screen snapshot. Well, one solution that I found that fits my needs (= free & easy) is called Cropper.

It installs quickly (even on Vista), and allows you to select the size of the screen you wish to capture. The captured snapshot can be saved to your clipboard, as a graphics file to your disk, attached to an email,

Give it a shot. As the man says, “Try it, you’ll like it!”

3 thoughts on “Easy Man’s Snag It

  1. Another great screen capture utility is the one built-in to OneNote. If you already have OneNote installed you can right-mouse-click on the icon in the system tray or use the Windows+S key. It turns your current screen “milky white” and you position the cursor in the upper left corner of the area you want to capture. Then a simple drag while holding down the left mouse key and the area you want to select is highlighted. When you release the left mouse key it puts a copy of the screen capture into a page in your OneNote notebook. I like the fact that once it’s in OneNote you can easily annotate it, use it in other applications etc.

    This feature is available in both the original OneNote 2003 release as well as the currently released OneNote 2007.

  2. Hi Kevin,

    I have been using SnagIt for years as well…great tool!

    However, cant Vista already do what you are looking for with Cropper?


  3. Thanks, Grant. Yes, Vista does come with the “Snipping Tool”, which also allows one to annotate a screen clip.

    I’ve used the Cropper tool on my XP workstations, and it was nice to know that it works on Vista as well.

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