XP Snipping Tool 126.96.36.199 Beta
As you may find out just by reading its name, this is a screenshot utility that is supposed to bring the same features available in Windows 7 on the older Windows XP platforms.
Some of the options you can tweak
The app sports exactly the same features as the original Windows 7 snipping tool, which means that you can quickly take a screenshot, crop, resize or copy it to Clipboard.
You can obviously save the snapshot as JPG or print it without further modifications. There are some options too, so you can fix aspect ratio on print and enable the Print Screen button to print the screenshot instead of capturing new images.
A few hiccups
It is no surprise that XP Snipping Tool works so smoothly on Windows XP workstations and although it was developed to bring the Windows 7 utility on older workstations, it still lacks some very important features.
Hotkey support is more than a must-have for many users out there, especially when taking screenshots on a regular basis. Furthermore, you need to manually define the area to capture, so more snapshot modes are needed, including dedicated ones to capture just an active window or the full screen.
Overall however, XP Snipping Tool fulfills its purpose because it works smoothly on Windows XP and boasts the same features as the original Windows 7 tool. It needs just basic computer knowledge, so it can be used by both rookies and those more advanced.
Reviewed by Bogdan Popa, last updated on August 12th, 2014
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- Added Print Button that lets you print with or without aspect ratio fixing.
- Added Hotkey for Print Screen button to print directly to default printer, optionally use it as capture key.
- Added Options Button and Form to let you pick three options (Hide on Startup which had code to hide, but wasn't being done, Print Screen button Prints to default printer, Printing fixes aspect ratio)
Application descriptionXP Snipping Tool is a lightweight application developed in C# that brings the basic functionality of Windows 7 Snippin...