To open Snipping Tool: (Microsofts built-in app) Edit

Win 8 Users:

  • Go to "Start" menu and just start typing "Snipping Tool" and it will show up in the list to the right. Click to open.


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Win 7 Users:

  • Click on the "start" button and type "Snipping Tool" into the search bar at the bottom. (See pic)

The Snipping Tool should show in the list - click to open.


Win 7 Start Menu


Using Snipping Tool:

  • Now that you've opened Snipping Tool, click on the Arrow next to "New" until you see the drop down menu. Choose "Rectangular Snip"


  • Select the area of the screen you want to capture, click somewhere on the picture, and while holding the left mouse button, drag a rectangular box around the area you want to create a snapshot of.
  • Once the selection is made, release the left mouse button and the rectangular region will now be shown in a small window where you can save it as an image.


  • Save the new image to desktop or somewhere you can easily find it to upload onto facebook.
  • Upload onto Facebook by clicking the "camera" button and choosing the new screenshot.


Using Lightshot: (For Win and Mac) Edit

Download Lightshot:


  • Click on the purple feather - Your screen will darken a bit
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  • Take your mouse and click the screen to draw a box around what you want captured.
    Then just save it in a file.
  • Go to the wall and you can either post it as a NEW comment or post it to an existing comment


  1. Enter into full screen and hit on YOUR keyboard the PRT SCR button

This way if you are in the game and want a larger shot of your city you can get one!

  • NOW if you hit the feather or prt scr and want to cancel it, just right click your mouse on the screen and click cancel!

Mac Users: Edit

I don't have a Mac so if these instructions do not work, please let me know and I will do more research!

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