Sunday, July 20, 2008

How to take a screenshot.

Lots of you have been asking how to take pictures of the computer screen, like I have on this blog. Well, it's actually very easy.


1. First, find Paint on your computer. Every standard computer has the paint application, but if yours doesn't for some reason, you can download applications like Paint.NET (what I use) for free.
When you open 'paint' it should open a canvas (a canvas is just a white page) for you. If it doesn't, click 'File' then 'New'.

2. Go to the page you want to take a picture of, eg. your me-doll, suite, etc. Make sure the mouse pointer is out of the way. Find a button on your keyboard that says 'Print Screen' or 'Print Scr'. Push that button :)

3. Go to Paint and 'Edit', then 'Paste'. This should make the picture appear on your canvas. If it doesn't, repeat step 2.

4. Crop the image so you can only see the picture you want.

5. Click 'Save' and use your picture any way you want!

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

umm well actually on a mac u press control shift and 4 at the same time, and drag the cursor to what you want a picture of

Anonymous said...

Thx dat helped alot

Anonymous said...

cool...

MissMel08 (stardoll) said...

wow thats great. i never knew how to do that before. :D

sammie1123 said...

That helps a lot of people! I already knew that but a lot of people didnt, i just send them to this page and tell them to read it!

sd_is_da_best said...

I knew that but thanks anyway!!! =)

Mis.cellaneous said...

hi :)
that's a good explanation :) I might refer to here if anyone asks me xP

only I think the "Make sure the mouse pointer is out of the way." isn't necessary. well, on my pc it isn't xP
+ on some computers (laptops mainly I think) it's "Prt scr". And in case you happen to have a french keyboard it's "Imp écr" or "Imprimer ecran" :)

Sammybeatiful/Bea said...

thnx so much!!!!thnx so much for teaching us that!!!!

sammybeatiful/bea said...

thnx again:)

b said...

It doesnt work on my computer :'( .

I pressed prt sc and then I went to paint but it didn't paste . :((( .

Please help me .

babi123 said...

hey , i dont need help anymore because i found out that uf u have an laptop , u need to hold fn and then press prt sc . :]

WannaBePrincess said...

Hi SUPER THANK YOU!!! Now i know how to screenshot now.... fionamcgonigle, your absoulotley gorgoues and fabulous!

Ameena said...

it's really good that you have a 'how to' section!
amelenia
x

Ameena said...

it's really good that you have a 'how to' section!
amelenia
x

ilovestardoll said...

how do you put it on your blog??????? cna you tell me here or on my stardoll, misscaitlin9999

4butterfly4 said...

Did you know you can also use Microsoft, you print the screen and overlap it many times, I don't use either, because I use the Snipping Tool, usually Microsoft computers have it, I got it for free. And you don't have to crop... You should try that. =] It might not work because you need to press fn for a PC, because my brother taught me a long time ago, try using that bottom row and print screen. Ta-ta.

Catlover103 said...

I don't have a Print Screen button on my computer, so I have to press this button that says fn in a little square and insert at the same time.

misscukkaglossylips said...

emmm it doesnt work for me cause i havea new keyboard and on it there isnt print screen :(:(

misscukkaglossylips said...

i have a spanish keyboard anyone could help ppls??

Anonymous said...

Attually it is differant on a Mac 'cuz thats what I have!!!

Anonymous said...

On my laptop, I press "fn" + "prt sc". Hope it works for you guys.

sasha_sushi said...

lol say now i can do it thanks!!! add meh im sasha_sushi!!! :) <3

caroline said...

that helped

riavalentine8 said...

Ok i'll try

riavalentine8 said...

Pls visit my suite and see stardollfromwithin.blogspot.com

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