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E-Minute: How To Capture an Image
Monday, September 25, 2017

how to capture an image  In our last E-MINUTE we promised to show you how to capture an image, or just a portion of one. The procedure covered here is for Microsoft products, but Apple has a similar built-in app called "Grab", or you can download "Apowersoft Mac Screenshot."

Your first step is to search for "Snipping Tool" on your computer or download it for free from your app store. I have Snipping Tool pinned to my taskbar at the bottom of the screen (right click on the icon for the option).

Open the Snipping Tool and select New. This will provide a cross-hairs that you can use to click-and-drag a box around the portion of the image you want to capture (do not worry about the dialog box as it will disappear once you click and begin dragging, but you can move it around if it is in the way).

A preview window will pop up, allowing you to save your new image as a .jpg Then use it as you would any other picture file. Quick and easy.

With each of these programs there are several options for obtaining the captured image and several options for what to do with it afterwards, including emailing the image. Experiment to find the best options for your needs.

If you think this tip has saved you time and money and helped you create a better product, see what we can do on your next fire claim!

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