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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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".
"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
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.
I am running windows 7 and it sure is the best ive ever used. Quickest as well.
In my opinion Win 7 is the best WIn OS after NT
Fast loading, easy to navigate, light (in term of memory and processor usage)
The snipping tool is also available on Vista. It works, and allows you to crop what you want.
Hi Beth, how are things in the Great White North?
Hey there Logic! Really wet and cold -- windy too! brrr need some warmth tonight!! How about where you are? Is it spring yet?
Absolutely green here!
Sorry to hear it's not so nice there, it will get better, finally!
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! Typical Great White North weather!
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
These are some great tips.
Much more in depth than mine!
for those who use a mac you can also use cmd shift 4 to select a particular area
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