Before and after the tool
Windows Phone 7, annoyingly for developers and bloggers especially, lacks any tool to take screen shots of applications.
Fortunately on the desktop emulator it is of course much easier, but with Microsoft recently demanding that Marketplace screenshots not include any emulator chrome a lot more tedious.
Cory Smith, the Innovative tech guy, has come up with a simple solution which I am sure will help many, making trimmed screenshots effortless.
Download the tool from the developer here.
Of course, amongst their many priorities, Microsoft should be including a tool built into Windows Phone 7 which allows screen shots to be taken more easily, as the current setup does make it more difficult to promote their OS, which can only hurt them.