Friday, 25 March 2011

snipping tool on Windows 7

alternatively titled: We're BAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

i knew this would happen. i just knew it. i would start blog design and then totally neglect the tutorial part of it. i have been thinking all dang week for a tutorial to do, (so if you want me to do one, i'm not an expert or anything, but leave a comment or email me!) and so i am just going to share how to use the Snipping Tool on Windows 7. I'm not sure if this works on windows xp or any mac stuff, so sorry. you can try it, but no promises. ;-)

so the tool is used to "cut" stuff from the page and you can save it to your desktop and then upload it to blogger, FB, etc. EXAMPLE:
(i use this a lot with giveaway winners.)
so y'all want to know how to do it?
ok, let's get started kids!

so here is my page that i am going to "take" something from. (this is just a screen shot, don't freak out.)
if you're using, you'll need to pick your number first.
Now, click this button on your keyboard:
mines in black and white, but i dont know about yours.
Then, on the menu that *should* pop up, click the "Snipping tool" button thingy. then, it should make your screen white-ish, like this. Then, just "crop" the place that you want and a new box should pop up. then just save the picture as a JPG to your computer and do whatever you want with it!
well, bifornow!


  1. Thanks so much for this! I was seriously just trying to find a tutorial yesterday!

  2. FYI to do this on a mac hold down Command, Shift, and the number 4 key then drag your mouse across what you want to take a picture of

  3. @allie, thanks so much! @olivia, totally! i'm glad it helped you!

    enough said.

    and i love your header too :)

  5. @maddie, ha. i'm a pretty big fan of the snipping tool too. and thanks! ;)

  6. hey! i just wanted to thank you for following my blog(Sunshine Designs). i hope to post the next set of digital papers soon(the papers are done, i just need to put together the preview) and some more tutorials are on the way!

  7. what a fab blog! and great tutorial - i'm technologically... helpless. i need all the help i can get!