How To Take a Screen Shot With the Snipping Tool
I’ve been trying to get some screen shots of the Red-tail Hawk’s nest on the live-stream from Cornell University, and want to share how to do it quick and easy like.
First of all, I am not a techie kind of person, so I can only tell you how I do it. There may be many ways, for different types of computers and programs, etc. – don’t know (check out the link below, written by someone who knows more).
I am on a laptop that has Windows Vista and this is how I do it:
- Go to “start”, bottom left corner of screen
- Type in “snip” where you see “start search”
- You will see snipping tool listed in the white area at the top.
- Click on it.
- Choose the area of the screen you want to copy using the mouse.
- Save your selection someplace in your photo files. I have a special folder for screenshots.
Now that I use the snipping tool all the time, it is right on my start-up screen, so to get a “snip” of the hawks I just hover over the tool while watching them and click when I hope to get a good view and shot to save.
- Five Best Screen Capture Tools (blowfish12.wordpress.com)
- Anyone Can Snip: Protect Your Art with Watermarks (artbizblog.com)
- Watch at Cornell University – Live Red-tailed Hawk Nest With Three Chicks! (newenglandsnarrowroad.wordpress.com)