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How do I Post a Screenshot

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Introduction 

Taking a Screen Shot and Posting it on the forums.  Please read the  Image Posting Rules

 
Step 1: 
 
Taking a Screen Shot. 
 
I use Windows built in utility Snipping Tool to take a Screen Shot.  Type Snipping  into your windows search bar,  Click Snipping Tool 
 
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Rectangular Snip Will allow you to Click and Drag around your Image using the left or right mouse button. Your saved Screen Shots will be saved in the Pictures Section of your Computer
 
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Uploading your Images 
 
I use Flickr to Upload and post my Screen Shots.  Flickr is a Website were you can upload your Images and always have them on the go
 
To use Flicker you will need to create a Yahoo Email account,  this is quick and easy.  Sign into Flickr and you will be greeted with this.  
 
To upload an Image to Flickr,  Click into the little white cloud top right, Red Arrow 
 
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You can Drag & Drop Images or Click Choose photos and navigate to your Pictures folder on your PC. 
 
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Click Upload 
 
 
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When your Image have been uploaded,  You will automatically be brought here,  to your Photostream were all your uploaded Images will be stored. 
 
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To post an Image. 
 
Click on the Image of your choosing,  Click the little arrow on the bottom right of the page
 
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Click BBCode.  Right click on the Blue code and click Copy   Note: If the code is white, double left click on it and it will turn blue 
 
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There is two different ways you can post an Image, Type A and Type B
 
Type A = Your Image and also a link to your Flickr Photo account. 
 
Right click and Paste the code were you want to post your Image. It will look like this. Click Submit Reply,  Bottom right  
 
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Your Image will post like this, it will have your name and a link to your Flickr Photo account attached to the bottom of the Image 
 
 
^^your name and a link to your Flickr Photos^^
 
 
 
Type B =  A clean Image 
 
To post a clean Image  (no name and no link)   You only need the Tex inside the Red box  33560009285_28f00897bd_o.png
 
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Click Submit Reply,  Bottom Right  
 
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Here you will have a nice Clean Image with No Link or Name attached to it. 
 
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Edited by Elaine Dixon
Tutorial Updated on the 21\03\17
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Very nice Elaine!  Looking at the title, I opened this thinking someone dídn't know how to post a screenshot and little ol me was going to show them how.  It's time for another beer :Party:

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I think this is more appropriately suited in our Screenshot Forum.  I'll pin it there temporarily.  Excellent tutorial Elaine! 

 

Best regards,

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A like to use Flickr for my "artistic" photos, that's why I won't upload screenshots there. Also screenshots are usually not something that I want to keep forever.

 

The method described above is perfectly valid, of course, I'm just showing an alternative: Imgur.com. The snipping tool is VERY useful, I always have it pinned to my menu bar (at work too)

 

I will copy my reply to a user who recently asked me for help posting a picture on the forum:

 

  1. Go to imgur.com
  2. Hit the blue button "upload images"
  3. Hit "browse your computer"
  4. Choose your picture and hit "start upload"
  5. Once it's uploaded, right click on the picture and select "copy link address"
  6. Then back to the forum, on top of the answer box, there's a little icon of a postcard labeled "image", click on it, paste the link (ctrl + v) and hit ok.
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Jaime, thanks very much for this.   Seems much easier.   I can make this work for one picture, but how about multiple images, for example showing a series of pictures to represent a flight from one place to another?

 

John

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Yes

 

Thank you for this ,,,

 

I still had a hard time getting the pic/screen shots up ,,, but finally got it working ,,, your post helped a lot

 

Thank You

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On ‎4‎/‎21‎/‎2016 at 5:34 AM, Alpha Floor said:

A like to use Flickr for my "artistic" photos, that's why I won't upload screenshots there. Also screenshots are usually not something that I want to keep forever.

 

The method described above is perfectly valid, of course, I'm just showing an alternative: Imgur.com. The snipping tool is VERY useful, I always have it pinned to my menu bar (at work too)

 

I will copy my reply to a user who recently asked me for help posting a picture on the forum:

 

  1. Go to imgur.com
  2. Hit the blue button "upload images"
  3. Hit "browse your computer"
  4. Choose your picture and hit "start upload"
  5. Once it's uploaded, right click on the picture and select "copy link address"
  6. Then back to the forum, on top of the answer box, there's a little icon of a postcard labeled "image", click on it, paste the link (ctrl + v) and hit ok.

Jaime - I appreciate easier, but this is obviously an older post. Imgur, registering was impossible, until I finally signed on with my Google account. Said my selected name/email address or password is incorrect, I tried to reset the password, but if the email address is wrong how are they going to send me instructions to reset my password. It's been over 45 minutes now, no email!

Your instructions state;

Hit blue button, no blue button, but I did find a browse function and it found my pic and uploaded it. Now, you state, right click on the picture and select "copy link address" which that selection is non-existent!!

Then, back to the forum, you state on the top of the answer box, what is an answer box? I went to the posting, no answer box, and no little icon of a postcard either, so I could not complete the process! Why is this process so difficult? I just donated $20 towards the server fund, and now I wish my money could go somewhere else, like funding an easier process to post pictures!

Thanks Jaime! I have given up!

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thank you, did help for me, but it looses lot quality when i post, don't know why, now i will test another upload website. 

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