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  • How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

    Taking a snapshot of your screen:


    1) To take a snapshot of what is on your screen simply hold down the CTRL key and tap the PRINT SCREEN key.

    2) Snapshot done, now you just have to save it as a pic by following these easy instructions.....



    Saving your screenshot as a picture:

    1) Open the Windows Paint Program.


    2) Hold down the CTRL key and tap the letter V. You will see your snaphot appear on the empty paint page


    3) You may have to grab hold of the pic by holding down the left mouse button and then move it around slightly so that the desired area of the snapshot is in view.


    4) Goto the file menu and select the Save As option.


    5) A normal Save box will appear (displayed below). Enter any filename but see step 6 before clicking the OK/Save button.


    6) See the screenshot below. Immediately below where you have entered the filename is a drop down menu. By default its says that the file will be save as a .BMP .. This is bad. Pull down the menu and select .JPG as in the diagram below.




    7)
    Good, hit the OK/Save button and remember which location on your hard disk the file has been saved to. This will normally be My Documents. Your screenshot is now saved.



    Posting your screenshot in a forum message:

    1) Find your saved file and put it in the folder that contains your website.


    2) Publish the file as you do with any other file ... Example: http://www.yoursite.com/pic1.jpg


    3) Alternatively you may have a PhotoBucket account or similar. The pic can also be uploaded there.


    4) Then, make a note of your picture website address and post a new thread or reply on any forum.


    5) In that new thread/reply type the follwing... (IMG)(/IMG) ... IMPORTANT: Replace my curved brackets with square ones like these... [] (Couldn't be done here or the IMG's wouldn't display, you wouldnt see them).


    6) In between the IMG tags insert the web address for you picture... It should like this (IMG)
    http://www.yoursite.com/pic1.jpg(/IMG)


    7) Dont forget.. Square brackets not curved ones


    You are done. When the message is posted your pic will display.


    FPRULES



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    Re: How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

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    • #3
      Re: How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

      Hi, another small feature I found that you can do with Robís excellent screen capture tip is to capture a pacific window. So if you have multiple windows open you can click on a pacific window & capture just that window. This is done the same way as Robs tip but using Alt+print screen, instead of Ctrl+print screen. Using this you can use the restore down button on that window & drag that window area to a smaller size & capture just that open window & not the whole screen with all the other windows you may have open. Handy if you are using 1 or 2 monitors with lots of windows open.

      Once you open the captured screen into MS paint, with your left mouse button you can crop out all the bits you donít need, like the menu bars or just select the area you want & cut & paste it.

      Chris.
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      • #4
        Re: How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

        Moving this to the Tips & Tricks Section of the forum
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        • #5
          Re: How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

          will this work for website built in flash?

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          • #6
            Re: How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

            With my Microsoft keyboard I do not have to hold down any key.
            Just press the "PrtScn SysRq" key and paste it in any ms program, Word, Publisher or Word Pad.

            Neat eh!
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            • #7
              Re: How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

              Yes you are right, but the difference between PrtScn and Alt+PrtScn is the following:
              A. PrtScn captures the entire desktop with all smaller windows on it.
              B. Alt+PrtScn only captures the active window and will not capture the desktop or any other window behind the active window.

              As Chris explained above... Neat eh!
              Bless you
              Tom

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              • #8
                Re: How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

                proper cool aye, i was going to search for a screen capture program but now i dont have to!!!!:)

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                • #9
                  Re: How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

                  Also if there is a site you like and want a similar layout and look ..just take a screenshot of it and open it in a graphics program..then just build on top of it ..then take the screen shot out... this is great for people who are not true graphic designers but want a site that looks it was done by one..

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                  • #10
                    Re: How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

                    If you search for a screenshot program you should use the ScreenHunter..It really helps esp for the images you cannot copy in the net...
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                    • #11
                      Easy Way of Posting Pictures

                      There is an easier way of posting pictures in your messages. First, go to the page where you want to take the picture. Hold it still and press Prt Scr (Print Screen). Then, go to Paint. Click on edit. After that, click on paste. Then, go to tinypic.com. Upload it and then compy paste the correct code. The picture might be big, maybe unless you make it smaller.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Easy Way of Posting Pictures

                        Hi,

                        Ho hum....to long winded.

                        Easier to open a folder for pic uploads in Public_html and use your Blue Ftp
                        to drag from your pc folder to the above folder.

                        To resize your pics use PicResizer.
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                        • #13
                          Re: How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

                          in vista you can go to start>programs>accessories>snipping tool
                          you can choose freeform, rectangle, window or full screen
                          after selecting you can save as a .png, .gif, .jpeg or single html (mht)
                          file
                          can someone explain the possible uses of the single html (mht) file in BV
                          for the rest of us?
                          you can also select tools: different color pens, highlighter or eraser
                          pretty cool!
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                          • #14
                            Re: How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

                            There is an excellent freebie available which lets you add arrows, text, etc. to the captured image. To add those things, you need to tick the Image Editor button in Settings > Output.

                            Capture can be a specific area, active window, full window.....

                            Great for explaining something with an image rather than a paragraph or two of text only.

                            Greenshot - a free screenshot tool optimized for productivity
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                            • #15
                              Re: How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

                              In my version of Vista, there is no snipping tool in the accessories folder. Am I missing something?

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