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Ancient Legion > GFX > How to post/take pictures

Posted by: Lit Feb 10 2009, 04:49 PM
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.

Posted by: starwolf_ftw Feb 10 2009, 04:56 PM
Bout time someone thought the sense to post a guide for this! wink.gif Good job Lit!

Someone, pin this topic immedietly!

Posted by: Kerkennah Feb 10 2009, 05:01 PM
Good guide Lit, will teach everyone who has no clue what their doing

Posted by: Lit Feb 11 2009, 12:53 PM
I guess not much people are seeing this. laugh.gif

Posted by: craiglock1 Feb 11 2009, 03:21 PM
Good gyude, but do NOT use imageshack for big pics, as it just gives a fumbnail.

Use either Photobucket or Tinypic.

Posted by: Lit Feb 11 2009, 09:59 PM
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.

Posted by: starwolf_ftw Feb 11 2009, 10:05 PM
QUOTE (Lit @ Feb 11 2009, 11:53 AM)
I guess not much people are seeing this. laugh.gif

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 wink.gif

Posted by: 101laxkid2 Mar 23 2009, 03:10 PM
Nice guide! I had no idea how to take pictures, and now I do smile.gif

thanks alot!

Posted by: mantis847 Sep 25 2009, 09:03 PM
Thank you soooooooooo much for making tht guide!!!!!!!!
Now i can actully put on some pics!!!!!

Posted by: Dylan Sep 26 2009, 03:10 AM
this has to win bump of the year. 6 months!

Posted by: Imso Hot Sep 26 2009, 03:23 AM
Epicly epic bump!

Posted by: blompty Sep 26 2009, 04:21 AM
it's pinned u norbs

Posted by: Dylan Sep 26 2009, 05:04 AM
QUOTE (blompty @ Sep 26 2009, 07:21 PM)
it's pinned u norbs

doesnt mean it aint epic happy.gif

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