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Screenshots in posts

Postby warra48 » Wednesday Feb 25, 2009 8:15 am

I've tried before to insert screen copies of BeerSmith into posts, and I've seen others do it. I've always failed.
Just how do you do it?
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Screenshots in posts

Postby drsmurto » Wednesday Feb 25, 2009 7:28 pm

ScreengrabPro

Then upload the image to a photo sharing website, i use photobucket.
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Re: Screenshots in posts

Postby gregb » Thursday Feb 26, 2009 5:38 am

Split this to its own thread from here.

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Re: Screenshots in posts

Postby KEG » Saturday Feb 28, 2009 9:04 am

You don't need any third-party software. Get the screen you want in BeerSmith, then press the Print Screen button on the keyboard. It's usually at the top-right, to the right of the F12 key. That will "copy" a shot of the screen. Then open Paint (comes with Windows, in the Accessories area of the Start menu). In Paint, click Edit->Paste. This will paste the entire screen contents.

Click the dotted-line square at the top of the toolbar column on the left, and drag a box around the bit you want to keep, then go to the Image menu and choose Crop. Then, save the image as a JPG file (or PNG if it's got text, it comes out clearer).

Once you've saved the image, upload it somewhere. Photobucket or http://imageshack.us are good. Once it's uploaded, you can put a link to it in your post on here.
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Re: Screenshots in posts

Postby Tipsy » Saturday Feb 28, 2009 5:22 pm

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Thanks Keg, I've been wanting to know how to do that as well
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Re: Screenshots in posts

Postby Kevnlis » Sunday Mar 01, 2009 2:20 pm

If you use ctrl+print screen it will capture the windows which is on top. That way you dont have to worry about cropping your desktop out.
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Re: Screenshots in posts

Postby warra48 » Sunday Mar 01, 2009 5:19 pm

With the best will in the world, I still can't get my darned computer to co-operate.

I don't seem to have paint. I did download Screen Grab Pro.

I already have PhotoPlus, and Photobucket, but somehow none of these systems seem to want to talk to each other.

Frustration continues, without success, so far.

Anymore clues? Anyone?
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Re: Screenshots in posts

Postby Kevnlis » Sunday Mar 01, 2009 5:35 pm

What operating system are you running warra?
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Re: Screenshots in posts

Postby warra48 » Sunday Mar 01, 2009 8:05 pm

Kevnlis wrote:What operating system are you running warra?


As far as I know, it's Windows XP.
But then I'm a bit of a computer gumby.
If I can't just click it and see it happen, it frustrates the living daylights out of me.
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Re: Screenshots in posts

Postby Kevnlis » Monday Mar 02, 2009 7:40 am

:lol:

No worries warra, you most likely do have paint.

In the start menu go to "Programs" then "Accessories" and you should find it there.

If you don't have or don't like paint, try this:

http://www.xat.com/io/
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Re: Screenshots in posts

Postby KEG » Wednesday Mar 04, 2009 6:18 pm

Kevnlis wrote:If you use ctrl+print screen it will capture the windows which is on top. That way you dont have to worry about cropping your desktop out.

Which version of Windows? I can't get that to happen on Vista. Still, it's definitely handy to know how to crop in Paint, because sometimes you'll only want part of a window after all.

Tipsy - try doing the same screenshot, and saving it as a PNG instead of a JPG file (provided your version of Paint allows it) - text comes up a fair bit clearer.
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Re: Screenshots in posts

Postby Kevnlis » Wednesday Mar 04, 2009 10:00 pm

Maybe it is Alt+Print Screen? It has been ages since I have tried it...
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Re: Screenshots in posts

Postby KEG » Friday Mar 06, 2009 9:17 pm

Kevnlis wrote:Maybe it is Alt+Print Screen? It has been ages since I have tried it...

that's the one :D
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Re: Screenshots in posts

Postby Tipsy » Friday Mar 06, 2009 10:40 pm

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