How To Snip a Graphic out of a PDF How to Do It: Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader. The tool you are looking for (Snapshot Tool) is probably not available, so right click on the toolbar and select More Tools. Then way down near the bottom, select Snapshot Tool. When you use the Snapshot Tool, you can basically crop a square/rectangular shape out of any open PDF. Just click, drag, and release. As soon as you let go, it is copied to your clipboard and you can paste it where ever you could paste any copied graphic (Word, e‐mail, etc.). If you need to save it as a separate file (to use on a website, for example), open Paint and paste it in there and do a Save As.