This month I was introduced to a great new tool that is especially useful for all you bloggers out there. It is a snagging tool called “SnapIt” and is incredibly easy to use and simple to learn.
The software allows you to “snag” anything on your screen and save it in a variety of formats, such as .gif, .jpg. tif and others. All you have to do is assign a “hotkey” such as F10 or Print Screen to activate the software, and then use the cursor to draw a box around the area of the screen that you want to capture. You can also capture the entire screen if you desire.
The captured images are automatically saved and organized in a folder you specify. It’s that simple!
I can see how this would be very useful when building a website or creating a tutorial or any number of other creative projects. Here’s an example of an image I gleaned by using SnapIt:
To view a visual tutorial about the features of SnagIt and to order, please follow this link.
Head over to Tristi Pinkston’s blog for her latest installment of Making Friends Monday. Here’s a little bit about her.
Tristi Pinkston has been blogging since 2006.
On her main blog, (http://www.tristipinkston.blogspot.com
) she covers everything from writing tips and the life of a published author to kid funnies, spiritual thoughts, and embarrassing moments.
She also has a weight loss blog, one for writing challenges, another for her fictional characters … and she lost count of how many others she has.
You can find the links for them on her sidebar.
Tristi is the author of five published novels and a whole kit ‘n caboodle of unpublished novels. Right now she’s focusing on cozy mysteries, although she has written historical fiction in the past and plans to write more in that genre. She works as a freelance editor, online writing instructor, and a virtual book tour coordinator. She loves taking long naps, being charmingly annoying, and watching good movies. She’s a Mormon, a homeschooler, a Cubmaster, and most of the time, a headless chicken.