My second favorite free design tool is Microsoft’s Snipping Tool. It comes with Windows 7 (so technically it’s not free). This tool is very convenient and easy to use. With the Snipping Tool you can take a snap shot of anything on your desktop screen. Examples include a picture, part of a webpage, recipes, news stories or book reviews. I use the Snipping Tool when I need a picture of something that is included in part of a flyer, brochure or webpage and I don’t have the individual picture file of the item.
Per the Microsoft website, “Snip a whole window, a rectangular section of the screen, or draw a freehand outline with your mouse or tablet pen (or your finger, if you’re using a PC with a touchscreen). Then you can annotate, save, or e-mail the image using buttons right in the Snipping Tool window.”
When creating flyers I usually use the Snipping Tool together with Canva. Some of the book covers in the HaSTA flyer from last week’s Free Design Tool post were created with the Snipping Tool.
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