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Posted on: Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:40 pm




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 how to include a picture of a puzzle
(note: updated 15 April 2014 to refer to www.imgur.com for image uploading instead of "imageshack")

How to include a picture of a puzzle in a forum post

There are two main steps: (1) get the puzzle into an image file, (2) upload the image file
to "www.imgur.com" and link to it from your forum post:

Step 1, get the puzzle into an image file

For users of Windows:

1) make sure the puzzle is visible on the screen
2) press the "Print Screen" button (usually near the very top right of your keyboard)
3) run paintbrush: Start -> Run, type 'pbrush' + Enter
4) press Ctrl+V
5) if not already selected, select the "Rectangle select" tool (2nd icon at the top right of the toolbar)
6) drag out a rectangle around the puzzle
7) press Ctrl+C
8) press Ctrl+N (to the question "Save changes?" answer No)
9) press Ctrl+V
10) press Ctrl+S and type a filename. For "Save as type" select PNG

(note that for Windows there are lots of programs available that make this process simpler,
recommendations welcome)

(Mac users can do this in 1 step:
simply press Command+Shift+4 to take a screenshot of an area of the screen)
(Linux users simply press Alt+Print Screen to save window contents to a file)

Step 2, upload the image file and link to it

In a browser window, start writing your forum post that is to include the puzzle image.

Now go to http://www.imgur.com, click "Computer", then "Browse your computer"
and select the PNG file you just saved.

1) click "Upload"
2) on the next page, select the line below "BBCode (message boards & forums)" and press Ctrl+C
3) go to your forum post, place the cursor where you want the image, and press Ctrl+V

That should do it :-)

Patrick


Last edited by pnm on Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:25 pm, edited 3 times in total.



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