Taking Screenshots and Image Posting: A How-To

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Taking Screenshots and Image Posting: A How-To

Post by «Beast» » Sat May 06, 2006 6:36 am

I've seen WAY too many people that have no clue how to take a screenshot or host them. So lemme clear it up a bit and maybe teach you something new.

Taking Screenshots:

Here are the keys I will be using:
  • Command - Directly to the left and right of the spacebar. This is the key with an apple and a squiggly thing on it.
  • Shift - That one key that if you do not know what it is... wow...
  • Spacebar - Read description of shift.
  • Number keys - The ones on the top row, above the letters, not the number pad.
Okay, now that you know the keys, here's how to take a screenshot:

There are three different screenshot methods you can use. One takes a shot your entire screen, the other of a selected area, and the third of a specific window.

To take a screenshot of the entire screen:
  • Command + Shift + 3
To take a screenshot of a selected area:
  • Command + Shift + 4. The cursor becomes a crosshair. Select the area to take a shot of.
To take a screenshot of a specific window:
  • Command + Shift + 4 + Spacebar. The cursor becomes a camera. Click on the specific window you want to take a shot of. (This can also be used to take shots of menus, and icons.
Hosting Images and Posting them on Forums:

First off, go to a free image hosting website such as:

http://www.tinypic.com/
http://www.imageshack.us/
http://www.photobucket.com/ (need to register)

Follow the onsite instructions (this should be pretty self-explanatory). Click on 'choose file' or something of that nature, choose some preferences, and click on 'host' or whatever button they have.

Once you have done that, it will take you to a page with a bunch of tags at the bottom. Find the tag that begins with "[img]" and copy all of it.

Go into the forum where you want to post the picture, click 'Add Reply', type a message or whatever you want, and paste the code that you copied. The code should look like this:

Code: Select all

[img]http://www.stuff.com/picture.jpg[/img]
Or at least something close to that. Note: the picture does not necessarily have to be in JPEG format. It can be in GIF, or PNG also. The accepted file formats should be listed on the hosting page.

Well, I hope I made this clear enough, if you have any questions, please HESITATE to contact me anywhere but this forum. Thankies.

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Post by ?HM?$0nic » Sat May 06, 2006 7:11 am

Image
like that im guessing well sum1 really needs flying lessons
yo im ?HM?$0nic thats it ill kill u if u question it
im serious...

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Post by Monoman » Sat May 06, 2006 9:36 pm

You can also upload images to the Gallery.
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Post by ?HM?$0nic » Sat May 27, 2006 1:47 am

the Gallery?
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Post by ?mike? » Sat May 27, 2006 4:33 am

«HM»$0nic wrote:the Gallery?[/url]

this gallery----

http://monoman.planetrainbowsix.gamespy ... p?album=37

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Post by ?HM?$0nic » Sat May 27, 2006 12:07 pm

oooooooo

i never noticed that
yo im ?HM?$0nic thats it ill kill u if u question it
im serious...

unless u kill me first

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Post by {SBF}Leader » Sat May 27, 2006 8:05 pm

uhhh, ok... why did you post that here
http://www.clanhalo.forumup.com
not my site.... just go there!!!!!!!

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