Free Tools

There are various free tools available for Microsoft Windows operating system. Some of these tools are provided by Microsoft whereas few other tools are from third-party providers.
In this section, we will discuss few important tools that come free of cost.
Snipping Tool - How to take screenshot on Windows

Which tool or software do you use to take screenshots? Most of us may have been using the Print Screen button in the computer keyboard until we found out a screen capturing tool. Some of the screen capturing tools are paid but Microsoft provides a tool free of cost, the Snipping tool.

You can use the snipping tool to capture screenshots in various sizes and formats. This is a popular tool for capturing information and graphical images. Some of the key features of the Snipping tool are listed here:
  • Provides different sizes: The different sizes include the square, the free-form, the window and the entire screen.
  • Supports multiple file formats: The different file formats include PNG, GIF, and JPG.
  • Provides additional tools: The additional tools available are the Pen, Highlighter, and Eraser.
  • Provides time delay option: The time delay option allows you to set a specific time after which the screenshot is captured.
For additional information about the snipping tool, refer the how to use snipping tool article available in the Microsoft website.


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