Somebody mentioned that they would like to be able to take screen shots and post them on the forum, here is how I do it (a brute force approach, there are probably easier ways to do it).
1) Set up the computer screen to display whatever it is you want a shot of.
2) Find and press the print screen button on your computer keyboard, it is usually towards the RH side of the uppermost row of keys. Mine is labeled, "prt scrn". Pressing this key puts a copy of the screen into the cut/paste buffer.
3) Open Microsoft Word. When a blank document appears, select "paste". The screen print will be pasted into the blank Word document.
4) Right click on the screen print and select, "save as a picture". My copy of Word defaults to a .png file, but there is a pull down menu of available file types, select a .jpg file. Give the .jpg file a name and save it to your desktop. You can then close the Word document without saving it.
5) Check the file size of the new .jpg file on your desktop. Usually, the file size will be small enough to fit on the forum (less than 250K), but if it is too big, resize it using Paint.
6) You now have a .jpg file that you can post on the forum.
(Message edited by cudaman on May 15, 2015)
Or, if the brute force method does not appeal, you could finesse it on a Mac...
1. Press: Option-Shift-3
2. The file magically appears on your desktop labelled "Screen shot 2015-05-16 23:19 PM"
Neat! Wish it was that easy on a Windows machine.
I just tried pasting the screen shot into "Paint" and it works just as well, so you don't need Microsoft Word.
Chris, I just tried that on my iMac. No soap. Fortunately the Grab utility is pretty easy to use.
I was the one who was inquiring about screen shots. I just got an iMac a couple of months ago, so I'm still learning the "ins and outs" of the subtle differences of a MAC. That said, Steve, whats a "grab" utility? I was playing around the other day with editing pics and somewhere I did stumble on a menu item that said "screenshot", but I didn't have time to play with it. Guess I'll have to give it a try today now that's its gonna rain off and on all day.
Thanks to all for the advice.
Well I just tried it with one of my pics, got as far as "take screen shot" and that was it. Guess it's back to the Apple store for another one-on-one session. They're great to have and the tekkie chics are usually pretty cute!
On my Mac I can do what they call a " SNIP " to capture an image.
Simply hold down command & shift at the same time as the number 4
Here is an example
Regards, John Page, Australia.
I probably should have added that a cross hair like symbol will appear on the screen which will allow you to crop what you want to capture.
Regards, John Page, Australia
Instead of using word try Windows Paint.
When I tried Word it was very small and hard to read paint gives you a full page view.
Prt Scr then in paint use the past drop menu hit paste the use the save drop down menu then hit save as select jpeg.
You can use paint to to resize it or cut what part you want.
When you resize select pixels to reduce KB for posting
PC also has a snipping tool. You can then save the snip as a jpeg or copy and paste to wherever you want.
Using Windows7 Snipping tool is a real shortcut for saving a Screen Shot directly to be a JPEG.
To make it readily available
Left click Start
Left click All Programs
Left click Accessories
Right click Sniping Tool
Left click Pin to Start Menu
John, thanks for that. It works for me.
Paint was one of the many reasons I was relieved to get rid of my windows machine. I hated that I couldn't tell what the final file size would be before hitting OK to resize.
John, Okay, I did that, saw the little cross hair thingy, but then what do you do? From that point nothing seems to happen or show up...I'm sure I'm making this harder than it is!! LOL
Tim, just click and drag. When you unclick it takes the picture.
Linux: bring up the screen press "print Screen"
Save to pictures
upload attachment yada,yada