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GMJadynn

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PostedOct 27, 2011 2:47 pm

How to Take and Post a Screenshot!

PrintScreen/PrntScrn, your new best friend


Learning how to take screenshots is essential! We may ask you for them in Contact Us tickets, or for Event Participation, or to provide us evidence in reports! Make sure you check out the following guide on how to take and post screenshots!


 
Step 1: Press the Print Screen key!

For browser games, all your screenshots are completely dependent on the PRINT SCREEN/PRNTSCRN key! Locate it on your keyboard!

When you press it, what it does is take a screenshot of everything viewable on your monitor.
OR you can use ALT + Print Screen, which will only take a screenshot of your top window.



In Mac
Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Control-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard
Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard
Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard
 



 
Step 2: Ctrl+V or Edit -> Paste into MS Paint!

Open up MS Paint, or your preferred Image Editor, and either go to the top left of the screen and select Edit -> Paste OR, use your keyboard and press the copy paste shortcut, CTRL+V.

If your screen shot took correctly, your screen will end up looking like this.
 



 
Step 3: Crop your screenshot!

Sometimes we may require you to crop your screenshot, or you may want to do so to maintain privacy on your desktop or bookmarks, etc. In paint, you can easily crop your screenshot by dragging the image into the top corner, and then dragging the white box located at the bottom right until your image is cropped to only show the game.

If will end up looking like this.
 



 
Step 4: Save your screenshot!

Next, select File > Save As... and pick where you want to save your screenshot. You should save it ONLY as a .JPG or .PNG file.
 



 
Step 5: Upload your image to a photo host!
You will need to go to an Image Hosting Site. Follow their directions to upload your selected image.

Image Hosting Sites
imgur
Tiny Pic
ImageShack
Photobucket
 


 
Step 6: Displaying your image!

To post your image in a forum post:
You will need the Direct Image Link that you got after uploading your image. Copy that link and Paste it into IMG BB Code.
 
[img]Insert Your Image Link Here[/img]  

If you want to see how your post looks, press PREVIEW before submitting.

To post your image to us through Contact Us:
If you are sending it to us in CONTACT US, simply paste the direct image link into the Contact Us message body.
 



Questions, comments, concerns? Contact Us

PS: I'm aware my examples are of Caesary, but the concept is exactly the same. Very Happy

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meldfaerie

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PostedDec 21, 2011 4:03 pm

taking a screenshot

i cant
no matter what i do, pressing screenshot or prnt scrn does nothing, i get no image, nothing to paste from or to. I do not know why, but i have 22 strange fruits, and i can't take a screen shot

GMPaladin

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PostedDec 21, 2011 4:51 pm

Re: taking a screenshot

i cant
meldfaerie wrote:
no matter what i do, pressing screenshot or prnt scrn does nothing, i get no image, nothing to paste from or to. I do not know why, but i have 22 strange fruits, and i can't take a screen shot  


You may want to try a Snipping Tool:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/snipping-tool

meldfaerie

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PostedDec 22, 2011 4:25 pm

taking a screenshot

i cant
i dont have windows 7 or vista, i am using XP home, lol.

JIJoe2599

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PostedFeb 08, 2012 8:58 pm
press crtl prt screen shot
and then in paint or what ever editing program u have u press crtl v and it should work

KillerrKing

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PostedFeb 16, 2012 4:04 pm

NOO!!!!1

screenshot
I have failed to do just that and i losed my chance for the prize... Sad(((((((((((

JIJoe2599

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PostedFeb 16, 2012 4:37 pm

i can't

number 5
i can not complete number 5 do i need to create an account ?
help please !!!

MorbidChaos27

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PostedJul 31, 2012 4:28 pm

Re: i can't

number 5
JIJoe2599 wrote:
i can not complete number 5 do i need to create an account ?
help please !!!  


Use photobucket it is free to use just have to sign up with your e-mail and crate a user name and password

GM_Hadouken

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PostedAug 28, 2012 9:25 am
If your print screen does not work:

Sai5sai wrote:

I'm assuming your running windows (since you said print screen)? If so, there is a built in program on all windows devices that lets you do screenshots without the printscreen key.

It's called snipping tool, just use that. You can search it from your start menu.



It's extremely straight forwarded and you can save your screenshot instantly.

In case you have a Mac, they have a very similar tool called "Grab" (located in /Applications/Utilities) that does exactly the same thing.

Anyway, hope that helps. Smile  

rabidbear4

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PostedSep 16, 2012 5:48 pm

snipping toll

thx
Thx hadoken i could not figure this out

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