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Add screenshots/images to your posts
05-25-2008, 09:13 AM
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Add screenshots/images to your posts
Ive seen a few comments such as 'I dont know how to capture screenshots' or 'I have nowhere to host my images to add then to the forum'. So I have decided to try and help with this little tutorial.

To add a screenshot or picture to the forum you need to host the image somewhere.

You can use Flickr, Photobucket, etc. most if not all are free.

I use Photobucket in this guide as Flickr requires a Yahoo account in addition to the Flickr account.

If you have the image already on your NAS/PC/etc then skip to step 2.

Step1 - Capturing the screenshot
For capturing screenshots I use IRFanView which is a great free app for this and also for manipulating your images:-
Here's the link to how to use it for capturing screenshots:-

Step 2 - Upload to Host Site
Sign in to your Photobucket (or other host site).
Go to your album and upload the picture from your PC to the album.
[Image: capture_25052008_090651.jpg]

Photobucket lets you select from a few image sizes if you wish to resize the image.
Step 3 - Copy img link
Hover your cursor over the bottom of the 4 links beneath the uploaded picture.
You should see a yellow text box appear with the word 'copied', look at the third picture in the screenshot below
[Image: capture_25052008_090614.jpg]

Step 4 - Paste the link
Paste the link into your forum post.
[Image: capture_25052008_091135.jpg]

Its that simple.

IRFanview has loads of other useful options including thumbnails in case your image is very large. Resizing of images is another use. Batch processing is also possible.
Tutorials on other features can be found here:-

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Add screenshots/images to your posts - chris57 - 05-25-2008 09:13 AM
[] - linuxworks - 05-25-2008, 02:42 PM
[] - chris57 - 05-26-2008, 08:35 AM

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