FAQ: Screen Shots and Image Posting

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  1. Bubba
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    This is an overview of taking screen shots from your PC and posting images here on the Wilders vBulletin board without the use of any third-party utility programs.

    • A simple way to take a screen shot if you do not have a special screen image tool, such as ScreenHunter, MWSnap, SnagIt....etc....is as follows:

      1. Select/Highlight the window you want as your image.
      2. Hold down the [Alt] key and Press the [Print Screen] button
      - the image is now saved in Windows clipboard
      3. Open MS Paint utility (Start > Programs > Accessories > Paint)
      4. Select "File" menu > "New"
      5. Select "Edit" menu > "Paste"
      - image is now visible in MS Paint
      6. If needed, edit image. Remove or erase confidential data. etc.
      7. Save image by using "File" menu > "Save As..."
      8. Select proper file type in "Save as Type" selection.
      - .GIF or .JPG images are best for posting
      *** Do NOT save as .BMP file (they are too large !!)
      9. Remember name and the location of file you just saved.

      **In the case where you want to select parts of the screen that are not in a single Window, you can simply press the [Print Screen] button without holding the [Alt] key. This takes an image of the entire desktop. However, this image will be very large, so you will have to trim or select out the section you actually want to attach to your post.**
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    • To add an attachment or image to a Wilders post...

      1. Compose post and use Preview Post to make sure post is correct.
      2. Just below the Reply To Thread section is an Additional Options section. Select the [Manage Attachments] button.
      3. Use the 'Browse' button to locate the file you saved in step 9 above.
      **Valid file extensions: gif jpg log png txt**
      4. Select 'Upload' to add it to this post
      5. Place the attach tags precisely where you wish the pic to be.
      6. Then select Submit Reply


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