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How to make a screenshot and post it in the forum
« on: November 04, 2008, 10:57:42 pm »
A screenshot is a copy of your computer screen. Sometimes this is helpful when diagnosing a forum issue.

Here's how to capture a screenshot.
1. Capture an image of your screen.

          * Windows Users: Find and press the "Print Screen" key on the keyboard. It is usually labeled PrtScrn. This will copy an image of the screen into the Windows clipboard.
          * Macintosh Users (OS X): Press Command-Shift-3. This will capture an image of the screen and save it to your hard drive. Look for a file named Picture 1 (the number may change if you already have images saved in this manner).

2. Open a graphics editing program (for example, Microsoft Paint or Paint Shop Pro).
3. Paste the image into the editor. This is most often done by using the menu Edit | Paste command or by pressing Ctrl+V. (For Mac users, open the image file that was saved to disk.)
4. Save the image in JPG, GIF or PNG format.
5. Check the size of the file you've just saved. If it is too large (more than 200 KB), try adjusting the compression settings or crop only the necessary area of the screenshot.
6. Now you've captured the screenshot. You can upload it to the forum by uploading it to Photobucket and posting a link to the uploaded image. (Here's more on how to do this final step.)
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