is not only about the Windows Snipping Tool, but alternative snipping tools available for Windows users, as well as snipping tools on Android and iOS.

PicPick Screen Capture Tool

Whilst PicPick sports a more than suitable screen capture tool, it contains much more than that. Along with a screen capture tool, it features an image editor, colour picker, palette, an always useful pixel ruler, protractor and a whiteboard. A great array of handy tools, something for everybody.

But of course it is its usefulness as an alternative to the standard Windows tool that we are interested in. PicPick’s screen capture tool has some great features including dual monitor support, sharing to Facebook, Twitter and email. It also repeats the last capture, handy for those repetitive screen capturing tasks. There’s no video capture but then again neither has the Windows snipping tool. So it’s not a massive step-up from the snipping tool in terms of screen capture but the fact that it has a handy set of features thrown in too, there’s bound to something in there that the user will find useful.

PicPick runs nicely on all versions of Windows (apparently) and doesn’t talk to the registry or system folder, making it a portable piece of software. More than 28 languages are supported.

A home version of PicPick is available from the developer’s website.

Jing Image and Video Capture Software

Jing is a great piece of free software from the guys at TechSmith and is a definite alternative to the standard Windows snipping tool. Jing is especially handy for those of us into social networking as video captured using the software can be easily shared on your twitter or Facebook account. Other great features include

* easily adding notes to your captured images
* share images instantly with flickr
* add narration to your video (microphone required)
* easily embed captured video into your blog

Unfortunately Jing video capture is limited to 5 minute chunks but its sibling software Snagit will allow you to grab those longer video tutorials.

But as free image and video capture software it’s hard to look past Jing. It runs on Windows XP, Vista and 7 plus there’s a Mac OS X version available running on 10.5.8 or later.

Visit TechSmith’s Jing download page to give this great piece of image capture software a trail run.

Microsoft Snipping Tool in Vista

Microsoft introduced the Snipping Tool application for desktops with the release of Vista. The application allows the user to take sceenshots of any rectangular area displayed on their PC monitor. The Vista snipping tool allows the user to manipulate the screenshot by using the various tools available. These tools include a highlighter, colour pens and an eraser.

The screenshot can also be saved as a jpeg, gif or png file and then further manipulated by the various image editing software. The Snipping tool can also directly create an email with the screen shot as an attachment. The application will detect the default email client on the users PC.

How To Run The Snipping Tool in Vista

The snipping tool in Vista can be started by clicking on the Windows icon, entering ‘snip’ in the Search box and clicking on the Snipping Tool icon in the results. It can also be found under All Programs/Accessories.

Screenshot of Iphone: How to take Iphone Screenshot

People often ask me how to take Iphone Screenshot. basically, like everything else from Apple doing complicated things can be made easy. With the Iphone you can take  screenshot without using any other app. To take a screenshot of the content of the Iphone you will need to follow this simple steps.

1.  First, navigate to the screen you want to take a short of. For the sake of this article let’s take the Weather apps.

2. When you have the screen open on the iphone press the “Home” Button and hold it.

3.  While holding the home button press once the power button to take the screenshot. You will see the screen flash once. That’s it. The result will look like below.

Screenshot of Iphone

Screenshot of Iphone


4, The image will be saved to the end of the Camera Roll.

Easier you cannot have it.

3 Free Screen Capture Software as replacement to Windows 7 Snipping tool

Why spend money when you can get something for free? You might have the same thought when it comes to getting screen capture software. Although, Microsoft Windows 7 Screen capture software is free, it does have some limitations. Below you will find 3 great screen capture software you might consider as addition to your windows 7 Snipping tool.

Windows 7 Snipping tool Replacement 1: ScreenHunter 5 Free

ScreenHunter 5 Free is free screen capture software which runs under all versions of Windows and comes with both 32-bit and 64. This free version has some limitations as well because there is a pro version with better features that the developer would like you to buy. However, for most users the screen captures capabilities in the free version might just be enough.


Windows 7 Snipping tool Replacement 2: SnapaShot

This is a very small application but versatile. It can make screenshot of different sizes. The only thing you have to do is just open Snapa, resize it’s window to fit the area you want to save, and  press “Save” button, then you are done.


Windows 7 Snipping tool Replacement 3: Gadwin PrintScreen

Gadwim Printscreen is absolutely free and was created to be tiny and simple to use. You can use it either to capture a screenshot and save it or send it to the printer.  All you have to do is to hit a pre-defined key on your keyboard and you are done.


Why not try out these 3 screen capture software and see how they compare to the Windows 7 Snipping tool?