I see you're using Paint.
May I suggest another program that's free.IrfanView
Personally, I think it's a better program, and easier for me to use.
To take a screenshot using Irfanview:
When you have the image showing, that you want to use, hit the PrintScreen
button, on your keyboard.
On the toolbar at the top, click Edit
That should open your screenshot in Irfanview.
If you want to crop a particular part of the image, follow the instructions here, Basic Cropping Using Irfanview
Once you have the image the way you want it, you'll have to save it.
On the toolbar at the top, click File
Select Save as...
In the window that opens, at the top, select a place to save the image, using the dropdown arrow next to Save in...
Next to File name:
, give the image a name.
Use the dropdown arrow next to Save as type:
, and select either PNG
, or GIF
.(Normally, you would choose JPG, but due to security risks, for the time being .jpg images are not allowed to be posted. A jpg as a link is fine, but not the actual image. That's probably why you got the "invalid" message.)
At the bottom, put a check in the box next to Show options dialog
This will open another box with a slider at the top.
Grab the slider, and drag it left to 60
Whenever everything is the way you want it, click the Save
Upload the image to Photobucket.
Once the image is uploaded, you will have a choice of URL
, or IMG
- using this will give you a link to your image. (prefered method, if the image is large)IMG
- using this will place the actual image in your post. (if you use this, the image can not be a jpg, due to security risk mentioned above)
Click the text next to URL
, or IMG
, which will highlight it.
Right click, and select Copy
Now when you compose your post, right click in the text area, and select Paste
That will insert the image, or a link to the image, that you uploaded to Photobucket.
Then make your post.
~Edited to add more information~
Edited by tg1911, 24 May 2006 - 08:12 PM.