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    Default 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.


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

    Fantastic tip!

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

    Hi, another small feature I found that you can do with Rob’s 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 don’t need, like the menu bars or just select the area you want & cut & paste it.

    Chris.

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

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

    will this work for website built in flash?

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    Default 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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    Default 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!
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    Smile 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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    Default 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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    Red face 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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.

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

    Should be between "Run" & "Sound recorder"

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

    In my Vista, there's nothing betwee Run and Sound recorder! Did I get a faulty copy?

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

    Always a possibility! See if there is an up date on the MS site, as you may have an older version.
    Out of curiosity & yourself being in the right part of the world! Is there a good site in Israel for looking up/finding old Israeli friends?

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

    I don't know about the site you ask about. I don't speak Hebrew very well so I'm limited to English speaking sites. Why don't you Google it, I'm sure there must be something.
    Thanks for your help.

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

    I checked my version of Vista, it's version 6.0. Is yours something different? The MS site had nothing about different versions of Vista that I could find. Since they're calling then next version Windows 7, it seems that 6.0 is the most recent.

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

    Couldn't see a version number, just home premium.

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

    Mine's Home Basic. That's the problem. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dovidshmuel View Post
    In my Vista, there's nothing betwee Run and Sound recorder! Did I get a faulty copy?
    why not check in the windows system directory if the file exist and you can create a shortcut to it. the target is: %SystemRoot%\system32\SnippingTool.exe

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

    Quote Originally Posted by journey462001 View Post
    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!
    I knew Vista had to be useful for something other than consume memory, just was not sure what and her I spent almost 2 hrs yesterday to find SmartCapture by desksoft (for those who do not have snip it or want to give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by travlinman View Post
    I knew Vista had to be useful for something other than consume memory, just was not sure what and her I spent almost 2 hrs yesterday to find SmartCapture by desksoft (for those who do not have snip it or want to give it a try.
    Vista has it built in with "Snipping Tool" under programs accessories.

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

    To take a screenshot, you'll be required to enable USB Debugging under the settings, install the Android software development kit, and then connect to the phone with a debug tool.

    might be it will help

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

    Thanks for you information i newly join and your post help me.
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    Default Re: How to take screenshots & post them in your messages

    oh my gosh, I was just on here a bout a week ago and trying to figure out how to do this. Here you are posting this lol what a life saver. This is too cool. Now i can add some screen shots of my webiste projects on my project page.

    Thank you so much,

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

    I dont know if this has been mentioned but Windows 7 comes with a snapshot tool that is wonderous... its called the Snipping Tool can screen capture anything by dragging to selct the area of picture you want

    :)

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