A friend of mine showed me the Snipit tool on Windows Vista and I really wanted something similar on Windows XP however I was having a hard time locating one by searching for Snipit. After awhile I was able to find a couple of different options to try out on download.com. The two I ended up trying were ScreenHunter and ScreenPrint32 v3 on my Windows XP laptop. After testing both of these I would suggest using ScreenPrint32 v3 instead of ScreenHunter. It appeared to me that while both options were free ScreenHunter Free was an attempt to get you to purchase ScreenHunter Pro. ScreenHunter is also one of those applications that when you install it they attempt to install some shady toolbar in the process. So below I explain the download, install, and configuration of ScreenPrint32 v3 on Windows XP.

  1. Download ScreenPrint32 v3: First download the Screen Print & Capture file from download.com here.
  2. Install Screen Print & Capture:Now unpack the sprint32.zip file you have downloaded and double click on the setup.exe file to install Screen Print & Capture.
  3. Configuration Tips:Screen Print & Capture has a lot of options but if you simply want a tool to capture any area of your PC’s screen then make the following changes. First modify the “Capture Key” as shown below. I chose to use the F11 key instead of PrntScrn since I wanted to still be able to do normal Print Screens.

    Windows XP Snipit Tool: Screen Print & Capture

  4. Change Print Options: Now turn off automatic printing by removing the check from next to “Enable Printing” as shown below.

    Windows Vista Snipit Tool for Windows XP: Print Options

  5. Change Save Options: Now turn on automatic saving of the captured areas to disk by adding a check next to “Save Captured Area to Disk” and then modifying any other settings in that area as shown below.

    Screen Print & Capture: Save Options

  6. Test Screen Print & Capture: Now hit the F11 key (or whatever your shortcut key was) and select an area on the screen followed by right clicking. This should automatically save the image to where ever you specified in the Save configuration options.

After initial testing and searching for a similar product to Windows Vista Snipit tool I found Screen Print & Capture to be the closest actually free item.

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14 Responses to “Install Screenshot and Snipit Tool on Windows XP”
  1. XP says:

    thnx so much for this, it has worked perfectly for me and am not even that good with computers.

    much appreciated!!!

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    alex Reply:

    Hello XP,

    No problem. Glad it has helped you out! It is nice to be able to use a snipit type tool on Windows XP.

    Thanks.
    alex

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    Robin Reply:

    Alex,
    I want a snip-it tool on my vista and my Windows XP.
    Am I able to do this?
    Thanks!
    Robin

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Robin,

    The article is regarding adding a snip it like function to Windows XP. There is actually a snip it tool installed by default on Windows Vista.

    On Windows Vista you can use the snip it tool by clicking on the Windows icon in the lower left corner of your desktop and typing “Snipping Tool” into the search box. This will then display the Snipping Tool in the programs list above and so you can simply click on it to begin using he Snipping Tool on Windows Vista.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  2. johnS says:

    Try iFRANView.

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    alex Reply:

    Hello johnS,

    We will give it a try. Thanks for the suggestion and taking the time to leave feedback.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  3. Jimmy says:

    Thx, it works great. I just hade to look for a few sek before i found this great a post.

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Jimmy,

    Good to hear! Thanks for the compliment regarding the post and thanks for leaving feedback.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  4. Jay says:

    Hey, came across this via google search – great tool! Thanks so much.

    Jay

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Jay,

    No problem. Glad you were able to find us easily on Google and glad to hear that our article helped resolve your issue. Thanks for posting feedback.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  5. Andrew says:

    Thanks for the insight, but it will not capture paused video, as snip on windows 7 will. Any suggests.

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Andrew,

    No idea here for paused video. Would love to hear if you find a solution though.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  6. Karla says:

    Hi Alex, going to give this a try. I need a snip-it tool for a class I’m taking and don’t have Windows 7 on this desktop. Hope I can figure out what to do with it … thanks for posting a help for us.

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  7. jim says:

    I used to have snipit on windows vista but no longer with windows 7. Why?

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