Posted by Lori~
Yeah right? I am by no means a computer genius; however this blogging adventure that Ethne and I began in January has definitely improved our “computer technology skills”. (Trust me—Ethne agrees!)
One valuable skill I have acquired is how to take a print screen (for example, a screen shot of a website). Remember my praise for Priceline post? I used several print screen shots. Or when we do a giveaway and use random.org to make everything very legit? I use a print screen of the random.org chart.
|I used a sreen shot to post this chart.|
It is simple! (First, a thank you to my fab co-worker Kristi who taught me this skill, via her computer savvy husband—it’s been wonderful!) Now, you need to know this tutorial is utilizing a PC (not a mac) so I apologize to you mac followers (I live with one)—possibly this will work, but I have not tried to take a screen shot on a mac. Now for the tutorial (trust me WOMS—you will feel super computer savvy!):
Pull up a website that you would like to take a “picture of”. (For purposes of this activity, I of course pulled up WOM-MOM).
Next, hit the print screen button (look on your keyboard and hit ctrl (control) and print screen (which is located by F12 on your keyboard)).
Once in paint, you will hit control V (or paste). This will literally paint your screen shot into paint. Next, you will crop the shot using the dashed square (also called the select tool). Select the photo or area you would like. Hit control X (or cut).
|I am now in Paint and have "selected" the WOM-MOM banner.|
|Control X (or cut)|
|I will save the screen shot as a jpg.|
|The finished shot.|