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  • How To Take A Screenshot

    I decided to put this here for tracylou and anyone else that is wanting to grab screenshots when doing Live Feed Updates.

    Operating Systems: Windows XP and earlier

    Push the PrtScn or the ALT+PrtScn (Print Screen) buttons at the same time. This will save the screenshot to your clipboard (no kind of notification will pop up). Open Paint or another photo editing program and use the Paste button to copy the screenshot into that program. Then you can go ahead and use that program to crop only the part of the screenshot that you need.

    Operating Systems: Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & 8.1, Windows 10

    There is a program/tool called a Snipping Tool (I add/pin it to my task bar so it's easy to access). Open it and then click "New". Your screen will turn white. Use the big plus sign/crosshair pointer to highlight the part of the screen you want to capture. You must hold down on the left mouse button until you have the full capture because as soon as you let up on it, the capture will be created and pop-up (if you mess up, just X it out and it will ask you if you want to Save the capture and then click No and start again). Then use the File >Save As to save the capture/file in a certain place so you will know where it's located (i.e. Pictures or create a folder named Screenshots, etc...) or you can click on the picture of the disk to Save it.

    Operating Systems: Apple Mac

    I've never used a Mac but got these directions from Bing:
    • Press Command (⌘)-Shift-4.
    • You'll see that your cursor changes to a crosshair pointer.
    • Move the crosshair pointer to where you want to start the screenshot.
    • Drag to select an area.
    • To adjust the area, hold Shift, Option, or the Space bar while you drag.
    Smartphones & Tablets

    Each type and kind of smartphone and tablet (Apple, Android, Windows, Samsung, HTC, etc...) have different ways of taking screenshots so check your phone's manual or look it up online. Most are something like pushing the "Home" & "Volume Down" buttons at the same time. Photobucket does have an app you can use to easily add your photos there (I've never used it as I always do mine on my computer so can't tell you anything about it).

    Adding your screenshots to Big Brother Updates

    You will need to add your photos to a free photo sharing website like Photobucket or a new one I found is Imgur. After you've uploaded it there, you will click on the IMG (Image) link. On Photobucket you just click on it and it will automatically copy it and then you paste that link into your post. Keep the photos dimensions at 400 x 400 pixels or less. You may need to use photo editing software (Paint, Adobe Photoshop, etc...) to resize your photos before you upload them to the photo sharing website. Photobucket does have editing tools on their site that you can use to resize too. Remember when doing screenshots that CBS does not allow us to take and/or post any screenshots of nudity. As long as all the goodies are covered, you're good to go.
    Last edited by KennyERJ; 07-03-2016, 10:24 PM.

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    Thank you, that is much easier than I imagined

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    • KennyERJ
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      You're welcome!

  • #3
    Ken, I have downloaded snipping tool and imgur and have "mastered" that, but when I copy the link I can't seem to figure out which button to push to post the link. Is it on the left hand side or the one that says upload attachments? AND which link is the correct one....linked BBcode, BB code or HTML?

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    • KennyERJ
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      Sorry Ladycop, just now seeing this. On Imgur it would be the BBCode link.

    • KennyERJ
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      After you click on the link on Imgur, you have to right click and choose ''Copy'' and then come here and right click and click ''Paste''.

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    On Imgur it would be the BBCode (message boards & forums) link. Highlight the link and then copy it (right click> Copy) and then paste it into your post here.
    Last edited by KennyERJ; 07-09-2016, 12:45 AM.

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    • pburnsie
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      I have tried to do this and it doesn't work for me. I have the "Snipping Tool" and tried to use Imgur to no avail.

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    pburnsie, I just did it here below. I put the code below it but put some spaces and took out the beginning and ending brackets [ ] so the code would show up instead of the photo...



    img] http://i.imgur.com/gUXjvTR. jpg [/img

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    • #6
      After you upload the photo to imgur or if you already have, click on your username up in the right corner and click "images" and then click on the image you want to add to your post and the following will pop-up...



      Click in the BBCode box and then right click and copy it and then paste it into your post.

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      • #7
        KennyERJ , I have been trying to upload a .gif file using the "upload attachment" AND the "URL" buttons...it uploads on both, but when I hit post reply, I get a comment that I am not authorized! I'm a sad 'lil monkey!

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        • KennyERJ
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          I think the only way you can add pictures is to use a site like Photobucket or Imgur and then use the IMG code to put it in your post.

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        • #9
          Just posting this to make sure it works. I tried before and lost my pics

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