Just a quick post, I found a great tool today. For the past few months I have loved using the Snipping tool at school. We have Windows 7 and it enabled me to create how-to guides quickly and easily. Prior to this I was having to print the whole screen, copy it into Paint, crop it and then copy into Word or whatever I was making my guide in. Then I found Gadwin Printscreen, it’s free and easy.
Now when I press Printscreen, it gives me a cursor to draw with and I can cut a rectangle out and this is then copied to my clipboard for me to paste directly where I want it. Very easy indeed. Possibly even better than the snipping tool.
Gadwin Printscreen – http://www.gadwin.com/download/