Off-Topic: Getting the good Vista Screen Capture Tool

VistaI have heard some rumors that Windows Vista had a good screen capture tool built into the operating system itself. So when I needed to do some capturing on my home machine, I started looking for it. Turned out that it is an optional install on certain versions of Vista only, but Home Premium is one of those versions. The tool is called “Snipping Tool” in English versions, or “Skärmklippsverktyget” in Swedish versions.

To get it installed, I found good instructions in the WinhelpOnline Blog. The only annoyance was that it was put on the top level of accessories folder, and not under Tablet PC… despite being a part of that toolset. It is here on my machine:


Still note that for professional heavy-duty screen dumping and capturing, nothing beats SnagIt!

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