In MacOS, a clipping file is a (usually) small file created by selecting something in a drag-and-drop-aware application and dragging it to the Desktop. Clippings may contain text, styled text, pictures, movie clips, and various other kinds of material. A clipping may be opened in the Finder to view its contents; copied into the Clipboard, or dragged into another drag-and-drop application.

Clippings were introduced in System 7.5.