Capture/crop non-rectangular objects in screenshots for use in PowerPoint 2007
Posted on 2009-12-18
I'm looking for a tip or suggestion on the easiest way to crop non-square/rectangular objects in general and for PowerPoint specifically. Windows Vista came with an accessory called Snipping Tool which is extremely useful for grabbing quick screenshots when only a portion of the the screen or active window is desired. However, it can only capture rectangular images. Consequently, any snipshot to capture a non-rectangular object, invariably includes portions of the surrounding background.
Is there a poor man's way (i.e. without going to the expense of purchasing Adobe Photoshop) to capture/crop round, oval, and straight edges which are not vertical or horizontal?