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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Using Snipping Tool

In my post, "Making Blog More Mobile Compatible", you will see there some images of my computer screen. One of the images have annotations in them.
Image from My Computer Screen Showing How To Make Our Blogs More Mobile Friendly
Before, I was too dependent on my camera whenever I wanted to capture portions of my computer screen! It was not easy! Thankfully, with the development of technology these days, I do not have to grab my camera whenever I wanted some computer screen shots. All I do is open Windows "Snipping Tool".

Snapshot of My Computer Screen Showing the Snipping Tool
The process is very easy!
     1. Open Snipping Tool.
     2. Drag the cursor to form a rectangle around the portion of the computer you want to take an image.
     3. If you want to annotate, use the pen ( to write ) and eraser which you can find in the top menu of the snipping tool.
Snapshot of My screen Using Snipping Tool ( click the image to enlarge)
snapshot shows the top referring URL's of this new blog.
4. Start annotating.
5. Save your work, it will be saved as JPEG.
I enjoy using snipping tool a lot, I use it with my students.

Using Snipping Tool With My Students
Whatever work my students practiced using the snipping tool, I save them and upload to our class site. That allows my students who missed the class to see what they have missed, and they can take down notes online. Also, the students in class who take longer time taking down notes or solving the problem will be able to see what others had done, and they can verify or compare their work with others.
But my use of snipping tool is not limited to my classroom nor to my blogging only. I actually use snipping tool to copy some of my old pictures in Friendster that I somehow lost the file, or it would take me forever to find my picture file. Since Friendster does not allow me to right click and copy and save my own pictures, I use snipping tool to capture my own images that are saved there!
To learn more how to use snipping tool, here is the link to Windows Snipping Tool Help Site.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks, Betchai, I'll have to look into this. I've been using my photo software to do screen shot!

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  2. thanks for sharing Betchai! i must add...i got a little dizzy seeing the numbers and formula hahahahaha, love yah!

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  3. that's my favorite tool (: it's very reliable and easy to use! (:

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  4. thanks for this tip. believe it or not, I am so focus on what I do to explore my computer and what it has. or my car. I believe I know about half of the options. yeah...me dufus.

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  5. So how do you keep this tool handy or where you are able use it? I keep having to go to programs and pull it up. Wonder if I can place it on my tool bars? I will try. smiles. thanks!

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  6. and it worked I just placed it on my tool bar. woohoo!

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