Snipping Tool integration

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Integrates Windows Snipping Tool into Windows Live Writer

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The Snipping Tool was included in the latest versions of Windows (namely Experience Pack for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8) to allow users to easily take snapshots without needing a third-party tool. When one wants to create a blog using Windows Live Writer and they need to also integrate screenshots, they can try Snipping Tool Integration.

This utility first checks whether Windows Live Writer is installed on the host computer, then it enhances the host app's functionality with the features of the Snipping Tool. Basically, users get the possibility to insert snapshots directly within the blog post they are currently editing.

The functions of the Snipping Tool are not very advanced, yet one can capture their entire desktop, an open window or a user-defined rectangular area, as well as free-form regions. Inserting these snapshots within a blog post can come in handy when the writer wants to make a demonstration or create a tutorial for their readers about various PC-related tasks.

One can also assign annotations or customize the grabbed images, and once the Snipping tool is closed and the project is complete, the captured snapshots is automatically inserted within the currently open blog post.

The bottom line is that even if it does not bring expert screenshot functions to Windows Live Writer, Snipping Tool Integration can still save blog owners a lot of time when it comes to create an image-packed post.

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Last updated on December 7th, 2012

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