Earendil Posted October 17, 2006 Share Posted October 17, 2006 Yes, it's finally here! Time for everyone to show off how their desktops look! Quick tutorial on capturing/uploading your desktop-pics Firstly, minimize all programs so that we can actually see the desktop. Once you think it looks good, hit the button called PRNT SCRN (Print Screen). It looks something like this. Once you have done this, a screenshot will be stored in the memory of your computer. The next step will be to create an image-file of it. You can use Windows Paint for this operation if you do not have more fancy image-editing tools. Hit "Start", Then "All programs", "Accessories", and finally "Paint". Now simply hit the CTRL-key, hold it, and then hit "V" - and the screenshot of your desktop will appear. Great - Now we need to save the image as an image-file. Click "File" (Top left hand corner), and then "Save as". On the bottom roll-down menu, choose the JPEG format. DO NOT USE BMP AS THE FILE WILL BE HUGE! Select a name for your image, and hit "Save". Next step is to upload the picture to the internet. For this we can use www.tinypic.com. Once you have clicked this link you will be directed to the mainpage of tinypic.com - You will see a buttom called "Choose...". Click it and locate the folder of where your imagefile was saved. Once you find your imagefile, simply mark it, then click "Open", and you will be back at the frontpage of tinypic.com - All you have to do now is to hit "Upload image", wait for a little while, and you will be given an URL (web adress) of your uploaded image. (Direct URL will be in the bottom box). Then simply reply to this post and copy+paste the url you were given. Good luck, and I look forward to seeing how all your desktops look! Here is mine (Big pic in resolution and size): http://i11.tinypic.com/317croi.jpg Show me yours!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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