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Post by Icey » 05 Oct 2015, 14:54

Oh dear! Oh dear! I feel ill!!! But - I'm going to have a go now. What happens if everything stays grey on the screen, or won't it?

And if I manage something, how do I post on here to show you I've managed it? How do I save my selection? Sorry ... : (

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Re: ScreenShots - Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by yogi » 05 Oct 2015, 15:18

Icey wrote:Oh dear! Oh dear! I feel ill!!! But - I'm going to have a go now. What happens if everything stays grey on the screen, or won't it?

And if I manage something, how do I post on here to show you I've managed it? How do I save my selection? Sorry ... : (
The Snipping Tool is extremely forgiving - perhaps to a fault. Mistakes can be made - even though only three steps are involved - but it's nearly impossible to cause irrevocable damage. If something goes wrong with your snipping, a vast majority of the times the program will simply close. There is no way to correct a snipping that has been misplaced. You must start over again in that case. You will always see your snip before you save it, so that you can simply toss it if you don't like it. But again, you must start over in order to get another snipping.

I recommend that you give it a practice snip or two. It doesn't matter what you capture. Just use the tool to see how it works. You will be shown what you did right after that gray screen. If you like it, save it - it will ask you where you want to save it. I generally save it to the desktop and move it later to permanent storage if necessary. Once the screenshot is saved, you must then follow the normal image posting routine by uploading it to a server on the Internet and referring to that link with our [ img ] tags. The hardest part is typing the word "snip" into the search box. :lol:

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Re: ScreenShots - Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by Icey » 05 Oct 2015, 15:21

Right! Phew .... all went well until it came to the saving bit. I could either "save as" or just save, I think! Save to where? I couldn't see how to. How do I post it on here?

I have to say that the instructions were fine up to that point Yogi - just as you said! I know I haven't quite managed it yet, but I'm not far off. I feel quite pleased with myself .... up to as far as I got.

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Re: ScreenShots - Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by Icey » 05 Oct 2015, 15:22

I think you beat me to the post Yogi. It's the saving bit that I can't see where to click onto.

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Re: ScreenShots - Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by yogi » 05 Oct 2015, 15:43

Image
  • CLICK the usual (floppy disk) icon to save your work.
Windows will suggest a directory, probably the /Pictures directory on your computer, but you can navigate to anywhere you like to save your work.

Once you save the screenshot to your computer, you will then have an image like any other image you have posted to our forums previously.
Instructions on how to post images in our forums are here in our archive: http://neo.brainformation.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1348 This is something you have done previously and should not be a problem.

I will copy the instructions to this forum for convenience sake.

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Re: ScreenShots - Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by Icey » 05 Oct 2015, 15:46

I've saved it to desktop, but as i say, it has a line showing across it. : (

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Re: ScreenShots - Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by yogi » 05 Oct 2015, 15:53

A line through it? Hmmmm :think:
I can't imagine what you mean. Can you post a screenshot of it? :mrgreen:
Seriously, I don't know what you mean. Exactly where is that line?

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Re: ScreenShots - Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by Icey » 05 Oct 2015, 15:58

It was the line which I drew with the cursor thing, but I've made a new screenshot now, and saved it to desktop. It appears to be OK. Phew.
Then had to get into the old NBF, and couldn't remember my password - lol - but made a guess, got in, and see that you only describe how to send images. What I took a screen shot of, was my avatar and a post I'd made on here. OK, et me just go back and see if I can bring something up.
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Re: ScreenShots - Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by yogi » 05 Oct 2015, 16:04

At this stage it's not important what you capture. You are just trying to become familiar with the steps. I copied the image posting instructions to this site and will update it a little later.

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Re: ScreenShots - Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by Icey » 05 Oct 2015, 16:24

Alas. I'm so near, and yet so far! I can do the actual screen- shotting (lol) now, and it's saved to my desktop, but when I opened it, it took me to my Windows Media Smart thing. There's no URL, so i can't copy that. How do I transfer it to over here Yogi?

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Re: ScreenShots - Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by yogi » 05 Oct 2015, 16:50

From the guidlines: posting.php?mode=edit&f=19&p=6910
(I thought you did this before)


The process for posting images can be summarized as follows:
  • Create or obtain an image you wish to post.
  • Edit and resize the image as required.
  • Store the final product on an Internet accessible (host) server.
  • Publish the image in our forums using the [Img] BBCode.
Image Handling Resources:
Many resources can be found by using a search engine such as Google. The following are our suggestions:

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Re: ScreenShots - Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by Icey » 05 Oct 2015, 17:15

:thud: http://s9.postimg.org/jhtcncrpb/Capture.png

Oh!!!! Yogi - it's sort of here .......

Can't remember what I did now, but went to postimage and .... :thud:

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Re: ScreenShots - Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by Icey » 05 Oct 2015, 17:15

Could only put it here as a link though!
OK., my brain REALLY hurts now. LOL! I'm off to bed, but ... thank you for what you've shown me so far. I'll be back. :facepalm:

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Re: ScreenShots - Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by yogi » 06 Oct 2015, 08:05

CLICK the Image

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Re: [split] Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by Icey » 06 Oct 2015, 12:39

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http://s9.postimg.org/jhtcncrpb/Capture.png

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Re: [split] Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by Icey » 06 Oct 2015, 12:41

Oh dear me!!!! It's not right. LOL! What on earth am I doing wrong?

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Re: [split] Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by yogi » 06 Oct 2015, 12:59

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What Icey did:
[img]http://s9.postimg.org/jhtcncrpb/Capture.png
[/img]

What Yogi did:
[img]http://s9.postimg.org/jhtcncrpb/Capture.png[/img]
It makes a difference when you split up the img tags

Image <--will post the image Image

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Re: [split] Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by Icey » 06 Oct 2015, 13:09

Image

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Re: [split] Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Post by Icey » 06 Oct 2015, 13:11

:thud:

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