Screen capture the easy way

Windows Vista snipping is easy!

I'm often asked what tools I use to make screengrabs to include in my blog. I used to use the Snipping Tool which is part of the Tablet PC Experience Pack for Windows XP. So you can imagine my disappointment when, after upgrading to Windows Vista, I discovered that the Experience Pack would not install.

Thankfully the answer (as is often the case) lay in the Search bar under the new Start menu. Simply typing 'snip' showed me that there's a snipping tool built right into Windows Vista allowing me to take and mess around with screengrabs to my heart's content!