Take a Screenshot of Your Screen Using the Snipping Tool in Windows 7

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Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to take a screenshot of your screen using the Snipping Tool. In this example, we will take a screenshot of the desktop. To do this, we first need to access the Snipping Tool.

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Steps

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    Click on the "Start" button in the bottom left-hand corner
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    Hover over "All Programs" until the list of programs appears
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    Click on "Accessories"
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    In the accessories, click on "Snipping Tool"
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    Now we need to click and drag the rectangle where we want the Snipping Tool to capture the image
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    For this example, we will click in the center of the "Computer" icon and drag the box to the middle of the Windows logo.
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    As we can see, that exact spot has been captured
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    If we wanted to select the whole screen, we could have selected it.
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    We can save it by clicking on the save icon
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    We can choose a specific location, then name it and click "Save"
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    Now, if we close the Snipping Tool, we can see that the image has been created on the desktop
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to take a screenshot of your screen using the Snipping Tool on a Windows 7 computer
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Recent edits by: Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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