Oftentimes, I run into the need to grab an image off a page that is part of a larger image.
Or I need a piece of an image, rather than the whole thing.
Jing is the piece grabber and it’s free
You download it from their site to your computer and then you can have it sitting in the top right corner of your window.
It does a handful of nifty jobs but I currently only use it for two things:
- Grabbing a particular part of an image, as I said
- Or using it to measure space on my pages to determine the size of some element I am trying to add or adjust on my page, rather than guess.
You open up the grabber and size it as you normally would but you’re using it like a tape measure, in this fashion.
Then you know how many pixels to make an image, adjust a margin or padding, and figure out white space dimensions.
That’ll all come into play once you get some coding skills under your belt.
Jing also has an image editing tool but that is a paid service.
I try to avoid paying anything if I don’t have to. And if you’re bootstrapping your website to life, then you’ll need to do the same.
What I use for editing instead of Jing’s paid tool is Pixlr.
But if you can swing it, I’d suggest using Jing’s editor since it’s easier when everything is under one roof.