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pictures on your posts?

Posted: Wed, 20th Dec 2006, 5:14am

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Darth Stazz the Powerful

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i know this is a stupid question, but how are you guys able to put pictures on your posts, for example, while giving a tutorial on something?
Posted: Wed, 20th Dec 2006, 5:16am

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[img]url of image here[/img]
Posted: Wed, 20th Dec 2006, 6:34am

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Indeed, that is the correct BBcode to use when placing an image in a post. To elaborate on that, incase you were unaware, the image must first be hosted on the internet some where, in order for you to include it in one of your posts.

The URL placed between the image tags must also be the direct link to the image for this to work properly. If you do not have any space on the internet to call your own, you can host the image using a free hosting service, such as Image shack, for example.

If you have any difficulties using BBcode, be sure to reference the BBcode guide for a little assistance. If a solution to your troubles can not be found there, feel free to post back here.

Take care.
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Posted: Wed, 20th Dec 2006, 6:58am

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ok, i understand that now. but is one able to have a picture of, for example, the glow settings of a neon effect in a tutorial or post? how do i get that image?
Posted: Wed, 20th Dec 2006, 7:35am

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Ah, I see; you would like to know how others display an image of things like applications, for tutorial purposes, and the like. I am unaware if you are operating a Macintosh, or a Windows, so I will post the instructions for both.

For Windows, locate and press the "Print Screen" button, often labeled "SysRq" as well. This will take a screen caption of your task bar, as well as your desktop, or anything you may have in its place. You must then paste the screen caption in a picture editor, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Image Ready, or Paint.

Here you can crop the screen caption if you wish, or simply save it. If you only wish to take a screen caption of the window you are selected on, with out the task bar or any surroundings being included, press Alt+Print Screen.

The process of taking screen captions on a Macintosh is a little less complicated than this, allowing you to simply press "Shift+Command-3, which automatically creates an image file on the desktop for you.

If you prefer to have the option of pasting the image in an editor, without having a file created for you on the desktop, you can press "Shift+Control+Command-3 (or 4), which will only copy the image onto your clip board.

Have a nice day.
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