Snippy
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.

Using Snippy

Click on the Snippy icon – mouse cursor changes to a pen – mark an area of the screen – the marked area is now in your clipboard.

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.

Installing Snippy

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.

Caveats

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Version History

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.