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Old 05-01-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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My computer came in today and Im wanting to upload my pictures in my post without having to make people click on a link. How do i get them embedded into my post?

Also, What is the directory from screenshots taken off the home screen of things like GPU-Z and CPU-Z? Where should I post my computer pics? This forum or social lounge?


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Old 05-01-2009, 03:42 PM   #2
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There Should Be A Tiny Image Where You Can Click; It Should Say "insert Image" And Jus Enter The Url In There And Should Be Good To Go

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When you take a screen shot the image is held in memory until you paste it in an application (Paint), so when you have pressed the "Print Screen" button you need to open Paint and then go Edit & Paste. To keep the white background in Paint the same size as your image drag the bottom right corner up until the background is minimal (mine is about 20mm square), it will automatically resize to your image size when you paste.

Once you have your image in Paint click "File - Save As" and save as a .jpeg image to the directory of your choice, these are a lot smaller than bitmaps.

Now that you have your image saved you need to upload it to a free Image Hosting site such as Image Shack or Photo Bucket etc.

Once the image is hosted copy the URL provided to insert it into your post via the "Insert Image" function in your reply box (highlighted in red below)

You can use a "direct" link for smaller images but is preferable to use resized images or clickable thumbnails for larger images.

To take a screen shot of just one app window (cpuz for example) click on the programme so it has the main focus and then hold down the Alt key while you press the "Print Screen" key, this will give you just the cpuz image.

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