When I use snipping tool the picture itself is inserted into a substantially bigger canvas. (I'm not talking about the 1px border around the area which can be enabled/disabled by "Show selection ..." option).

I obviously want the resulting image to be the exact size of the snipped region, not inserted into 9x bigger (white) canvas. Is there a hidden setting for this?

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I think you are talking about cropping a picture. If you are, then open the picture in paint, select the part of the picture that you want, then click crop.

  • I don't want to crop it. I just wnat it to be the size of the area I previously selected. When I start snipping tool and press the "New" button it maked me select the area of the screen I want to capture. After selectiing it the resulting picture in the Snipping Tool will be bigger than the area I selected. - The tool copies the selected area to the clipboard too. And the clipboard contains the right parts. Just the tool wants to save a much bigger (white) image containing my selection in the middle.
    – vbence
    May 26, 2011 at 10:02
  • If you crop it, then use the snipping tool, there will be nothing extra for it to get.
    – soandos
    May 26, 2011 at 10:05
  • btw, for me, the snipping tool gets no extra pixels...
    – soandos
    May 26, 2011 at 10:06
  • It worked for me too on my previous system (new laptop now). The interesting thing is that the clipboard contains the right region. Though opening up paint and paste and then save is a bit more than just pushing save in sipping tool, that's why I'd like to "fix" it.
    – vbence
    May 26, 2011 at 11:09
  • What do you mean when you say snip?
    – soandos
    May 26, 2011 at 11:10

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