How to Use a Screen Shot
A Screen Shot is “A digital image of what is visible on your monitor”. You are able to capture this image on your monitor and make an image file to place inside your Blog. This post will show you how to capture a Screen Shot and use it in your BLOG. Simply put, it is another nice “tool” to have in your Tool Box to create a professional looking BLOG.
A Video to show how to Capture a Screen Shot and make an Image out of it
If You didn’t get all of that, here are step by step Instructions
Capturing the Screen Shot
You can capture anything that shows up on your monitor. It could be a website or perhaps a view of a particular program you are using. Capturing the image is quite simple. You use the “Print Screen” key to copy the image into the clipboard of the computer. Simple as that, just push the button that says “print screen” and the image is on the clipboard! By the way, on my computer the button says “prt sc”.
Pasting it onto an Image File
Now that you have copied the image into the clipboard, you need to “paste” it in the program you use to work on your images. I happen to use paint.net. It is a simple and free little program. Perhaps you are using Photoshop or another program. It doesn’t matter, they all basically do the same.
Open your program and choose “new image”. From there just do a simple “paste” and your image is there! Now, that was easy. Let’s do a little work on your new image.
Crop the image to the way you
want to present it on your BLOG
For instance, when I create a screen shot from the internet, I get rid of all of the heading stuff at the top. No one needs to see that! Sometimes, instead of showing the entire screen capture, you only want to show a portion. This is where cropping comes in handy. Can you see the difference?
Add Whatever you want to the image
Now you can Add whatever you want to try to point things out and show what is important on the image. Here are some things I have done to this image. Highlight an area with a rectangle, draw some arrows and add Text to explain things.
Your Image is now ready to save and upload to your BLOG!
It’s as simple as that! Like a lot of things, once you learn how, it is easy! The difficult thing is learning where to “LEARN HOW”.
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