Snip, and you're done!
What's new: Multi-mon support!
What is Snippy?
How often have you carefully selected some text from a Web page and copied it to an email message? Snippy makes this a snap! Simply
click on the little Snippy icon in the taskbar notification area, and mark out the region of the screen that you want to copy —
that's it, you're done! The cut-out image will now be in your clipboard, and you can paste it in another application.
If you are cutting out a portion of an Internet Explorer window, the URL will also be copied to the clipboard; this makes it very
convenient to select something interesting on a Web site and send it out in an email message.
Click on the Snippy icon – mouse cursor changes to a pen – mark an area of the screen – the marked area is now in
If you want to select a rectangular area, just hold down the Shift key while dragging.
You can configure some things like the color of the border and so on by right-clicking on the Snippy icon in the taskbar. One of the
things you can do here is to set a keyboard hotkey for activating the capture mode.
Snippy also supports multiple monitors. If you have a dual-mon set up, you can use Snippy to grab images off either or both monitors.
There is no install program. Snippy is a very small program; just 84 KB. Simply save the
Snippy executable in some convenient location on your hard-drive.
We also recommend that you add a shortcut to your Startup folder so that Snippy starts up automatically when you turn
on your computer.
Download Snippy now.
Snippy works only with Windows XP. Actually that's not exactly right — Snippy will work with older versions of Windows as well,
if it has the GDI+ installed. Windows XP has GDI+ pre-installed, but Microsoft also provides a
redistributable version of GDI+
that you can install if you are running Windows 2000, or (gasp!) Windows 98 or ME.
- Note that the screen region is copied as an image and not as text, even if the area that you've marked contains only text.
- The feature to grab URLs works only with Internet Explorer currently.
- Snippy may not initially work with some applications like Microsoft PowerPoint. If so, uncheck the Include URL while copying option in the Settings dialog box and try again.
When Snippy captures a screen region, it is saved as a temporary file which is recycled later. If you are pasting multiple cut-out
regions into a single email or document, Snippy may eventually start to re-use the files before you have had a chance to save the
document. In general you won't run into this problem unless you have more than 16 cut-out regions in a single email. Note that this
applies only when you are copying multiple cut-outs to a single email or document; if you send out several emails in a row, each with 4 or 5 cut-outs, it will work just fine.
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Version 0.41 – 16 July 2007
Enable pasting in Outlook Express (non Unicode version)
Version 0.40 – 5 May 2007
Support for multiple monitors (Thanks Kartik!)
Version 0.32 – 15 March 2007
Minor upgrade. While saving a file, the appropriate file extension is automatically appended.
Version 0.31 – 9 September 2006
Minor upgrade. Replaced startup dialog box with balloon tip in the taskbar notification area.
Version 0.30 – 1 September 2006
Startup dialog box, rectangular selection can be default, Microsoft PowerPoint support (see caveat).
Version 0.23 – 17 May 2006
You can now get rid of the border by setting the stroke width to zero.
Version 0.22 – 10 July 2005
You can now optionally select a rectangular area by holding down the Shift key while dragging.
Version 0.21 – 8 July 2005
Fixed a bug in the Save As functionality, wherein the region
saved was always from the top-left corner of the screen.
Version 0.2 – 24 June 2005
First public release.