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Not computer savy. - Need help

  1. samboiam profile image61
    samboiamposted 7 years ago

    How do I take a picture of a web page?

    1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image68
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not very computer savvy either, but what you are actually doing when "taking a picture" of something on the computer is getting a "screen shot" of what is on your computer screen.  So, as far as I know, you get your monitor looking like you want it to (remember to close things that are making those bars at the bottom of the screen if you don't want them to show) and you "Print Screen."  On my computer, I hold control, and press the "Print Scrn" button which is uptop right next to the F12 key.

      Then, you can paste your image into whatever document you wish using a standard paste command, or Ctrl-V.

      Like I said, I'm new to this myself, but I think that will work... hope it helps.

      1. sportyfunster profile image68
        sportyfunsterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That is how you would do it to capture a screen shot.

        If you want more screen capture functionality, you could buy a program called SnagIt as well.

        1. royalblkrose profile image61
          royalblkroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          there is a button that says "prt sc" -print screen hit it when you are on the page you want a picture of, then open your word processor and paste your picture into it with the paste function ( I think! It's been awhile!)

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      Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      are you using iMac?

      Use the "Grab" app and select the page and click. It will save it. If you want just part of the screen, use the select mode and box out the area.

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      Website Examinerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think the best way is to use "save as web archive" (.shs) in Internet Explorer or Opera. This way, you will get a single file containing all images and links, which can be very useful.

  2. Super Chef profile image61
    Super Chefposted 7 years ago

    You can press ctrl+PrtScreen button together and if you want to save it as a photo image you will need to paste it in paint and save as whichever format you like ie.png,gif or jpeg

    1. gramarye profile image61
      gramaryeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thats helpful, didn't know that step before!

  3. Urbane Chaos profile image87
    Urbane Chaosposted 7 years ago

    The print screen option only grabs the part of the screen that you're looking at.  If there's content that's off-screen that you want to save, using the print screen option won't cut it. 

    Better yet, there are two options.

    First, if you're the only one going to be using the information, download a program that will print to pdf files.  Just search for that, "print to pdf".  There's a lot of good free programs for that.

    Second, if you're wanting to use the screen shot for other peoples viewing (remember the copyrights), then you can do something similar.  There are programs that print to jpg, that will print the entire page without having to cut and paste a thousand times.  Again, just search for "print to jpg". 

    Good luck!

    1. Ign Andy profile image59
      Ign Andyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "Print to jpg" is a great way to capture. I usually use snag it, but it paid application. 
      FYI, If you use Windows 7 there are s build in application name snipping tool. But it only capture your active selection

      1. Urbane Chaos profile image87
        Urbane Chaosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm still dying to get Windows 7.  I'm stuck on Vista - it isn't bad, but from everything I've seen, Win7 is the best there is.

        1. Super Chef profile image61
          Super Chefposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I am running windows 7 and it sure is the best ive ever used. Quickest as well.

        2. Ign Andy profile image59
          Ign Andyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          In my opinion Win 7 is the best WIn OS after NT smile
          Fast loading, easy to navigate, light (in term of memory and processor usage)

  4. samboiam profile image61
    samboiamposted 7 years ago

    Thank you all for your help.

  5. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    The snipping tool is also available on Vista.  It works, and allows you to crop what you want.

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      logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Beth, how are things in the Great White North?

      1. Beth100 profile image84
        Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey there Logic!  Really wet and cold -- windy too!  brrr need some warmth tonight!!  How about where you are?  Is it spring yet?

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          logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Absolutely green here!
          Sorry to hear it's not so nice there, it will get better, finally!

          1. Beth100 profile image84
            Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah, the tulips are beginning to show and the daffodils are already in bloom.  Saw my first pair of yellow finches and a pair of cardinals.  The Canada goose pair down the road are already incubating their eggs.  The sun will emerge again soon!  smile  Typical Great White North weather!  lol

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    I run an application called "take screenshot" which is available as opensource.  This utility allows a for couple of seconds delay to capture any computer picture

  7. ThoughtfulSpot profile image68
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years ago

    These are some great tips.

    Much more in depth than mine! lol

  8. Csjun89 profile image73
    Csjun89posted 7 years ago

    for those who use a mac you can also use cmd shift 4 to select a particular area

 
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