Snipping Tool is a screenshooting utility included in Windows Vista, 7 and 8. It can take screenshots of an open window, rectangular areas, a free-form area, or the entire screen. Snips can then be annotated using a mouse or a tablet, stored as an image file (PNG, GIF, or JPEG file) or an MHTML file, or e-mailed. Snipping Tool allows for basic image editing of the snapshot, with different colored pens, an eraser, and a highlighter.
To access the Snipping Tool, click the start menu and type “snip.” The search should find the utility and you can press enter to launch. If it does not find anything you can launch a file browser and navigate to C:\windows\system32 and double click on the SnippingTool.exe file.