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Snipping Tool

Snipping Tool

  -  45.03 MB  -  Freeware
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    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

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  • Filename

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Snipping Tool is an easy-to-use graphic capture application that can help users very quickly manage image capture of their Windows OS desktop area, with dedicated tools for not only intuitive and detailed area capture but also extensive options for file preparation and exporting. Enjoy!

In addition to the local image saving, the app also has built-in support for several major cloud storage locations (including Dropbox, Google Drive, and WebRequest), an automatically generated shareable link, and even advanced support for the automatic sending of captured desktop area images to FTP server of your choice.

While Windows 7 OS (and all newer versions) has a built-in tool for full desktop and area snipping tool for quick capture of screenshots, many users have expressed a need for a bit more comprehensive toolset for managing more advanced types of capture and additional options for screenshot sharing. To provide the service that many users desire, Free Snipping Desktop Tool comes with its own feature set.

It can enable anyone to set up their real-time or delayed capture of the entire or predefined desktop area. The captured snips are not just saved to your local storage immediately. You get the chance to review them and even use built-in highlighting tools to mark them, freely draw on them via the pen tool, or even place some of the available overlay shapes (a wide variation of arrows, rectangles, circles, and more).

The user interface of the app features a canvas where your snips are displayed, and a row of 12 main tools, including Upload, Delay, Highlighter tool, Pen tool (both with customizable colors), Shapes, and Reset Snip. In the options window, you can also focus on advanced features such as cursor capturing, watermarking, and more.

Free Desktop Snipping Tool is optimized for all modern versions of Windows OS (XP, 2K, 2003, 2008, 7, Vista, 8, 10 or 11).


Create Desktop Shortcuts
With the Free Snipping Tool, you can now effortlessly generate desktop shortcuts tailored to your preferred snip sizes. This feature proves invaluable when you find yourself repeatedly creating snips of the same dimensions. Plus, you have the flexibility to generate as many shortcuts as you require. Here's how to get started...

Create Photo Collage
Congratulations! You've just completed a stunning photo collage using the Free Snipping Tool application. Enjoy your newly crafted collage, and don't hesitate to delve into the wide array of settings and options available to craft even more unique and personalized collages...

Change Default Installation Path
While this free desktop snipping tool does offer users the option to customize the installation path during setup, it's advisable to stick with the default configuration. By default, the tool installs in the Windows AppData folder, which streamlines the update process. This...

Launch Free Snipping Tool from Browsers
To initiate the tool from various web browsers, you'll need to install dedicated extensions or addons for seamless functionality. It's developed extensions for major browsers, and they're readily available...

How to Setting up Dropbox with Free Snipping Tool?
  • Create your account here if you do not already have
  • After signing up open
  • Click Create app
  • Fill next form like below and click the Create app button.
  • Click the Generate button under Generated access token
  • Copy that generated access token.
  • And paste in Free Snipping Tool > Options > Dropbox > Access Token. field.
  • It will be saved automatically and we are now ready to test the Free Snipping Tool integration with Dropbox

Free Plan
  • Unlimited Snipping
  • Chrome Edge Firefox Opera Extensions
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Free Updates
  • Export as PNG, JPG, GIF
  • Upload on ImgHostr
Pro Plan - $15/Year
  • Unlimited Snipping
  • Chrome Edge Firefox Opera Extensions
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Free Updates
  • Export as PNG, JPG, GIF
  • Upload on ImgHostr
  • Export as PDF
  • Import PNG, JPG
  • Upload on Dropbox, S3, Google Drive Imgur, ImgBB, Flickr, ImageShack, FTP, Webrequest
  • Priority Uploads, Support
  • Snip Series (Gif)
  • Video & GIF Recording
  • Watermarking
  • Blur
  • OCR - Read Text from images
  • Search by Snip - Google/Amazon
  • Custom Size Snips (Width x Height)
  • Capture Active Windows
  • Capture Scrolling Windows/Area
  • Create Shortcuts
  • Numbering Control
  • Photo Collage Maker
  • Easy to use graphic capture application.
  • Intuitive and detailed area capture.
  • Extensive file preparation and exporting options.
  • Built-in support for major cloud storage.
  • Shareable links and FTP server support.
  • Real-time or delayed capture with editing tools.
  • User-friendly interface with amazing main tools.
  • Advanced features like cursor capturing and watermarking.
  • Optimized for modern Windows OS versions.
  • Customizable desktop shortcuts.
  • May have a learning curve for new users.
  • Additional features are available in the Pro Plan with a subscription.
  • Requires internet connectivity for certain functions.
  • Limited file format options in the free plan.

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