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How to make screenshots (aka snapshots) and post them here in this forum, either through the forum itself or through Wise PC 1st Aid

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HOW TO MAKE A SCREENSHOT - First method using MSPAINT.EXE

(works from Windows xp onwards; I can't remember if it works in win98, WinME, WinMillennium, sorry.)

 

1) Make sure to keep visible the area that you want to capture.

2) Press Print screen key on your keyboard (aka: Print Scrn, Prnt Scrn, Prt Scn, Prt Scr, Prt Sc, Stamp (in italy)).

If you press ALT key both with PRNT SCRN key (ALT + PRNT SCRN), you'll have only the active Window in memory.

Windows 8/8.1: you can press both Windows key and print screen (Windows + PRNT SCRN) and you'll have an already saved screenshot in C:\Users\your-user-name\Pictures\Screenshots, probably saved as a PNG file.

3) Open mspaint.exe (or your preferred painting program).

You can open it from:

  • Start, program, accessories, paint (mspaint)
  • Start, run, type mspaint.exe, press enter on your keyboard
  • Press Windows key + R key on your keyboard (Windows + R), it opens the run window, type mspaint.exe and press enter
  • Windows vista and seven/7: Start, in the searchbox type mspaint.exe and press enter
  • Windows 8/8.1: (desktop) bottom-left corner, right-click, run, type mspaint.exe and press enter
  • Windows 8/8.1: (desktop) bottom-left corner, right-click, search, type mspaint.exe and press enter
  • Windows 8/8.1: (desktop) bottom-right corner, search charm, type mspaint.exe and press enter
  • Windows 8/8.1: (ModernUI/metro start) type directly mspaint.exe and press enter
  • And so forth...
4) Inside the mspaint area, do a right-click and click paste (Windows xp: you should first select the dashed rectangle)...

Or click directly the paste button, if present.

Or from the edit menu.

Or press ctrl key + v key on your keyboard (CTRL + V).

5) Check if the image is displayed correctly and edit it according to the forum rules.

You can also hoop/point out/underline some of the most important parts.

6) Save your image/screenshot.

When you want to post some images (or files) on any forum, use the compressed formats (jpg, png, for images; zip, 7z, rar, for files).

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HOW TO MAKE A SCREENSHOT - Second method using SNIPPINGTOOL.EXE

(works from Windows vista onwards... I think!)

 

1) Open snippingtool.exe

You can open it from:

  • Start, program, accessories, snipping tool
  • Start, run, type snippingtool.exe, press enter on your keyboard
  • Press Windows key + R key on your keyboard (Windows + R), it opens the run window, type snippingtool.exe and press enter
  • Windows vista and seven/7: Start, in the searchbox type snippingtool.exe and press enter
  • Windows 8/8.1: (desktop) bottom-left corner, right-click, run, type snippingtool.exe and press enter
  • Windows 8/8.1: (desktop) bottom-left corner, right-click, search, type snippingtool.exe and press enter
  • Windows 8/8.1: (desktop) bottom-right corner, search charm, type snippingtool.exe and press enter
  • Windows 8/8.1: (ModernUI/metro start) type directly snippingtool.exe and press enter
  • And so forth...
2) Make sure to keep visible the area that you want to capture.

3) Click the new button (of the tool) and select the area in which you are interested to show

4) Check if the image is displayed correctly and edit it according to the forum rules.

You can also hoop/point out/underline some of the most important parts.

5) Save your image/screenshot.

When you want to post some images (or files) on any forum, use the compressed formats (jpg, png, for images; zip, 7z, rar, for files).

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HOW TO POST A SCREENSHOT (OR A FILE...) WHEN YOU ARE LOGGED INTO THE FORUM

If you are posting inside the forum, you have two methods:
1) attach files directly from the forum
- when replying, click more reply options
- click choose files... button, under attach files
- choose your file and click open (ok)
- wait until the file is uploaded
- click add to post.
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If you are using MSIE 11, there could be a problem: you must first disable the advanced text feature; this is an error in the forum code (probably it is not updated to work with MSIE 11).
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2) upload your image to a website (designed for it), then post its special code that it's usually something like:


{img}http://www.link.something/your-image/{/img}
I changed the square brackets [] with the curly brackets {} because the forum doesn't accept them as a code, but you should use the square brackets []

As an example, there is tinypic.com that offers this service.
For non-image files, there is speedyshare.com that offers this service, as an example.

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HOW TO POST A SCREENSHOT WHEN YOU ARE USING WISE PC 1ST AID

 

If you are replying from WISE PC 1st Aid, you have two methods:

1) click select image, choose your file (if it already exists), click open, click submit problem

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2) click screenshot, select your image with the mouse left button (press the button, keep it pressed, move the mouse till you have selected a square containing your problem, release the button), click submit problem

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