I know this is way off topic but thought, in the spirit of blogging, this may have some relevance for some readers.
In my work I am often writting up ideas, trying to elaborate on a thought on paper where images are critical and <ALT-print scrn> doesn’t quite cut it. I have in the past used an awesome utilitarian product called Snag-it but don’t have it now and it is often times way more than I need. I also am a big fan of One Note, which has a screen capture funtion which is great. But I found something new yesterday. Actually one of our product designers brought it to my attention.
It is a little utility built into Windows Vista called Snipping Tool (All ProgramsAccessoriesSnipping Tool). and it is way… simple. After you take the screen shot you have a pen, a highlighter and an eraser… nothing fancy for those you you who are writting documentation but great for getting a quick capture off the screen.
It’s really easy to use
- Launch the tool. (after first run you can just have it hanging out in your QuickLaunch bar)
- Drag across a region of the screen
- edit the screen capture
- and save or past into something you are working on
Simple is good… and some of the not so obvious tools in Windows Vista are awesome…
Thought I’d share,