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Title: How to post/take pictures

Lit - February 10, 2009 09:49 PM (GMT)
Well, today I noticed some people don't know how to upload/take ScrenShots, so this guide will hopefully help them.

::Taking a Screen and Cropping it::

-Easy. Simply press the Print Screen button on the right side of your keyboard (generally next to Backspace) and open MS Paint or any other image editing program.
-Paste your image (Ctrl+V), and select the crop tool (it's a dotted square) from the toolbar to the left.
-Circle (well, actually square) the are you want to post, and when you're done press Copy (Ctrl+C).
-Open a new blank file (Ctrl+N), and paste (Ctrl+V) your image there. You'll see your image magically appeared, along with a white background surrounding it. If you need to take this off, select the crop tool again and click on one of the edges of the Canvas (the white part).
-Now simply move your mouse (while maintaining left-click) up/down to remove/extend the white background as much as you want.
-Save your image (Ctrl+S) and name it like "image.png" or image.bmp"*. I don't suggest .jpg or .jpeg since those lower the quality of the original image.

*If you're using Paint.NET or PhotoShop, the default save files (.pdn and .psd respectively) are perfect quality as well, support Alpha Channel and Layers, though you can't upload .psd/.pdn files on the net.

Congratulations, you have just advanced a cropping level, your cropping level is 99!

::Uploading your ScreenShot::

-Even easier than taking and cropping a SS. Go to, or if you don't mind registering to
-Upload your image, and Copy (Ctrl+C) the link that says "Link for Forums" or something along those lines.
-When here, or in any other forums, simply paste (Ctrl+V) the link in your post, and add the image tags.
-When you do, it should look like this:


<The tags are optional, if you don't add them a link to your image will be shown instead.>

And you're done! Now go and post your images all around the forum.

starwolf_ftw - February 10, 2009 09:56 PM (GMT)
Bout time someone thought the sense to post a guide for this! ;) Good job Lit!

Someone, pin this topic immedietly!

Kerkennah - February 10, 2009 10:01 PM (GMT)
Good guide Lit, will teach everyone who has no clue what their doing

Lit - February 11, 2009 05:53 PM (GMT)
I guess not much people are seeing this. :lol:

craiglock1 - February 11, 2009 08:21 PM (GMT)
Good gyude, but do NOT use imageshack for big pics, as it just gives a fumbnail.

Use either Photobucket or Tinypic.

Lit - February 12, 2009 02:59 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (craiglock1 @ Feb 11 2009, 06:21 PM)
Good gyude, but do NOT use imageshack for big pics, as it just gives a fumbnail.

Use either Photobucket or Tinypic.

I believe thumbmails can be easily removed, just delete the extra text.

starwolf_ftw - February 12, 2009 03:05 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Lit @ Feb 11 2009, 11:53 AM)
I guess not much people are seeing this. :lol:

Most guides don't need too many people to post, but you can see the views. I wouldn't worry about it, because if someoen has a problem, they'll use your guide to solve it ;)

101laxkid2 - March 23, 2009 08:10 PM (GMT)
Nice guide! I had no idea how to take pictures, and now I do :)

thanks alot!

mantis847 - September 26, 2009 02:03 AM (GMT)
Thank you soooooooooo much for making tht guide!!!!!!!!
Now i can actully put on some pics!!!!!

Dylan - September 26, 2009 08:10 AM (GMT)
this has to win bump of the year. 6 months!

Imso Hot - September 26, 2009 08:23 AM (GMT)
Epicly epic bump!

blompty - September 26, 2009 09:21 AM (GMT)
it's pinned u norbs

Dylan - September 26, 2009 10:04 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (blompty @ Sep 26 2009, 07:21 PM)
it's pinned u norbs

doesnt mean it aint epic ^_^

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