SNIP – The ultimate show & tell tool

Snip featuredSnip is a visual storytelling tool. If you use the Snipping tool in Windows today that is great, however using Snip will be a better experience because its lightweight and much more powerful.

With Snip, you can add your own voice, ink and annotations to an image and share it with your friends/co-workers in ways that you can’t share snips today.

Key features of Snip include:

•Snip something on your screen. Snip an image, a window, or any other object on your screen. Snip has smart edge detection so that snipping snaps to the nearest window edge. Click and drag to complete your snip and automatically copy it to the Clipboard.
•Annotate your snip. To enhance your snip with voice narration or digital ink, record your comments about your snip in the Snip Editor, or draw on your snip with digital ink. For instance, you might snip part of a Bing Maps image, circle a parking lot, and then record a phrase like, “Here’s the parking lot closest to our office.” These media-rich snips are automatically uploaded to the cloud when you hit Stop in the Snip UI.
•Annotate images you take with your tablet/laptop. Open Snip on you laptop or tablet, and use the Camera feature to take a picture of a whiteboard drawing, for example. Then annotate it with voice or digital ink.
•Share your snips easily. The most common scenario is: (1) snip something on your desktop; and (2) paste it from the Clipboard into an email or other document. For snips annotated with voice or ink, the scenario includes a third step: (3) share your snip by clicking Link in Snip to get its URL, or Embed to get the embed code.

FirstRun_GrabScenario – Take a snip and paste it in an email or document

Take a snip of a window or any other object on your screen, and paste it an email or document. The idea is to match your usual workflow in which you use screenshots to enhance your communications.

Instructions:
1.Press PrtScr.
OR
On the Snip docked toolbar, click Capture.
2.Click and drag to select the area you want to snip and copy it to the Clipboard.
3.Go to the email or document where you want to paste the snip, and press Ctrl + V.

Scenario – Annotate and share a snip

After you take a snip, you can enhance it by recording voice narration and drawing on it with digital ink. Here’s an example.

Instructions:
1.Take a snip (by pressing PrtScr or clicking Snip on the Snip toolbar).
2.In the Snip Editor:
◦Click Record and begin speaking into your microphone.
◦Click a digital ink color and start drawing on your snip.
◦To change the width of the ink strokes, click Pen and then click a different width.
◦To erase an ink stroke, click Eraser and then click the stroke you want to erase.
◦To erase all your ink strokes, click Erase All.

3.When you finish narrating and inking, click Stop.
4.Click a sharing option:
◦Link uploads your snip to the cloud and copies its URL to the Clipboard.
◦Embed uploads your snip and copies its embed code to the Clipboard.
◦Email pastes the snip and its URL in a new email

Snip2Scenario – Create a new snip using Snip as a whiteboard

Use Snip to create a whiteboard drawing to tell your story, illustrate a concept, etc. Then save it in your snip library, save it in a location that you specify, and/or share it in an email. Add voice recording and share it via a URL or embed code.

Instructions:
1.On the Snip docked toolbar, click Whiteboard.
2.In the Snip Editor, select an ink color and start whiteboarding. If you want to record yourself while drawing, click Record.
3.When your drawing and/or narration are complete, click Stop.
4.Click Play to watch your recording to make sure it’s ready to send (or else re-record).
5.On the toolbar, click Save to save your whiteboard drawing in a location that you choose, and/or click any of the sharing options (Link, Embed, or Email) to share your drawing with others.

Scenario – Take a photo and annotate it

If you’re running Snip on a laptop or tablet, it’s easy to take a photo and annotate it with voice and/or digital ink. For instance, take a picture of a whiteboard drawing at the end of a design meeting, add a comment, and then share it with your teammates.

Instructions:
1.On the Snip docked toolbar, click Camera.
2.Click Take a photo.
3.In the Snip Editor, select an ink color to draw on your photo. If you want to record yourself while drawing, click Record.
4.When your drawing and/or narration are complete, click Stop.
5.Click Play to watch your recording to make sure it’s ready to send (or else re-record).
6.On the toolbar, click Save to save your annotated photo in a location that you choose, and/or click any of the sharing options (Link, Embed, or Email) to share your photo with others.

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