How to copy screenshots to forum

Discussion in 'Forum Related Discussions' started by bounty69sx, Jul 1, 2004.

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  1. bounty69sx

    bounty69sx Registered Member

    Jun 5, 2004
    Montana, USA
    In case I'm not doing it right, I can't post screenshots of error messages for example on this forum and in another one. I used both IE6 and FF 0.9. I saved the screenshot in MS Word/WordPad. Select All from Edit Menu and then the entire screen gets highlighted and then I right click on it and choose copy. Then I go to this forum and right click on the blank thread and there is no Paste command from the menu that pops up.

    What am I doing wrongo_O
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003
    You probably need to save the copied image to your hard drive and then upload it here using the manage attachments function. Look at your screen when you post and you will see the attachments function at the bottom of the screen.
  3. dog

    dog Guest

    Hi Bounty, ;)

    Alt + print screen

    Paste your screen shot in M$ paint or any Photo editing app's you may have ... make sure to save it as a jpeg or gif ... an upload it with the manage attachments button .... Wilders' only accepts the following formats: gif jpe jpeg jpg log png txt

    dog - *puppy*

    Attached Files:

  4. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

    Jan 5, 2004
    southern Ont. Canada
    One other suggestion -- while in your graphics editor, especially if it's a full-screen (more or less) that you've saved, resize it down by 10 or 15 percent while you're at it, if it's still readable that way.

    "Life-size" is less work, of course, and vitually guaranteed clear and sharp, but if you can avoid "stretching" the topic-board when you post the image, so much the better.
  5. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

    Jun 30, 2004
    Garden State, USA
    Thanks for the post "bounty69sx". I have yet to utilize this one. Thanks to the previous members in advance.(ronjor, dog, MikeBCda) ;)
  6. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

    Dec 2, 2002
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    I do the same as Dog, Contol+Print Screen for entire Window, or Alt+Print Screen for the Active Window, then open Microsoft Paint and Shift Insert.

    Cheers :D
  7. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    Screen Shot instructions ... Highlight (click on the search window to ensure it's the active window) ... press alt + print screen ... open MS paint or a photo editor like Photoshop etc. select new ... press control + V to paste ... save as jpeg ... make sure it's not a bit map ... upload the image using manage attachments.
    Valid file extensions: gif jpe jpeg jpg log png txt
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