Does it make sense to learn or use those full-featured image processing monsters when all you need to do is to just clip a picture off the screen and then paste it to a document or save it to file? With the right tools, the job can be completed in just a few clicks.
Check out the PixClip software by António Maria Torre do Valle. This handy «gadget» starts with your operating system and doesn|t bother you as you work. When you have the picture you want to clip, just double-click on the PixClip icon, which sits in the system tray, and then select the area of the screen that you would like to clip with your mouse. The magnifying lens will let you see what precisely you are selecting. The clipped picture automatically gets copied to clipboard, and you get a dialog box for saving that image to disk. The software watches clipboard out for images and lets you save found images to file whenever it finds them. Should you want to paste an image from clipboard to some application, just paste it the way you|d normally do that, and the image will appear in the target application. It|s that simple. If you want something more serious, you can set the canvas transparency and the image quality.
This utility is so helpful; it can be used with just about any application, whether it|s a word processor or e-mail or chat application. Simply clip an image somewhere and paste it to your document, message or conversation and let your friends see what you really mean.
And that beauty won|t cost you hundreds of dollars or even a penny; you can download a copy free right now.