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    Post How to Use the "Print Screen" Button & Post it in a Thread

    Here's How:
    1. Press the Print Screen key on your keyboard.

    2. Open an image editing program, such as Microsoft Paint.

    3. Go to the Edit menu and choose Paste.

    4. If prompted to enlarge the image, choose Yes.

    5. Optional: Use your image editor's crop tool to crop out unnecessary portions of the screen shot.

    6. Go to the File Menu and choose Save As.

    7. Navigate to the folder where you want to save the image.

    8. Type a file name for the image.

    9. Select a file type.

    10. Click the Save button.

    Tips:
    Hold the Alt key down while pressing Print Screen to capture only the active window.

    Save it as a .png file if you can.







    How to post a screen shot with a post

    1. Click reply to the thread.

    2. Type your response if any. Below this box on the left hand side. You will see "Attach file:". To the right of that you will see a blank box with a "Browse..." button next to it. Click that button and then navigate to where ever you saved your screen shot or other type of picture.

    3. Click "Submit New Thread" button.

    4. Done
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    ty jmet, almost there, but when i try to post the image it says it is too big. how can i get around this?

    ty

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    Originally posted by columbo999
    how can i get around this?
    Upload and hotlink it via imageshack (http://www.imageshack.us/)
    using the [IMG] (Insert Image Icon) like so:


    or reduce your image size/quality and attach the file like so:
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    [b]
    Originally posted by Mig$y
    Upload and hotlink it via imageshack (http://www.imageshack.us/)
    Thank You Mig$y! I've been looking for a site like this for awhile now, I usually just ask a friend if I can upload a file to his web server. Unfortunately Geocities will not allow you to link to their sites. All you get if you do is the infamous red X. I will edit my original post and add imageshacks url to it if it is ok with you.
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    Cool with me buddy

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    ok i seen your posts but am still lost sorry, but can you simplify it a bit more....sorry for being a pain

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    Originally posted by jmet

    5. Optional: Use your image editor's crop tool to crop out unnecessary portions of the screen shot.
    Instead of wasting time on cropping or wasting space and bandwidth on the forums by pasting images with unnecessary information simply press ALT+PRINTSCREEN in step 1. instead which will only do a shot of the current active window, say DVD Shrink.

    As well, you might wanna use some decent software to paste this images into like Irfanview. Save straight to png or gif, i.e. do NOT save to bmp first and later convert. Also jpg is for photos only as illustrated in the FAQ.

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    @Mig$y

    Using such images just makes it even harder for someone to follow the instructions on how to do things.. I mean damn... hehe
    Cheers!

    TRI0N

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    Default To Mig$y

    Hence the expression, "A sticky wicket, eh wot?"...

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    Originally posted by setarip
    Hence the expression, "A sticky wicket, eh wot?"...
    Young man! Where's that bar of soap.....

    It is related to digital video though, she's skipping chapters via her remote



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    "Young man!"

    I haven't been referred to as "Young man" in decades ;>}

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    I haven't been referred to as "Young man" in decades ;>}
    That would be better than the alternative.

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    Just a tip I have to add:

    Before pasting in an image editing program such as Microsoft Paint, make sure the white area where you will paste the image is smaller than the image. If the space is larger, you will have to manually make the space between the canvas size and the image size match. Making the space smaller before pasting will give you a neat and clean picture, with no white space or no cut-off image: just perfect.

    Does this make sense to everyone?

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    Just wanted to say that there is a way more advanced screen capture tool available and it's completely free!

    ScreenHunter

    You not only have the power to capture active window and fullscreen but you can also capture a selective part of your fullscreen. Beats having to edit/cut/crop in a image editor afterwards. There's also a timed capture. Just read the features.
    Last edited by 2COOL; 23 Jul 2005 at 10:27 AM
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    2COOL - Thanks for the tip/link...Nice Program

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