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    Arrow Hosting an Image

    0. arrange Scan/Tune tool windows to show the point you want to make (make 2" smaller than the screen width);
    1. press PrintScreen or PrtScrn on your keyboard;
    2. paste into an image editor such as IrfanView or Greenshot;
    3. crop the image and add annotations as required (blur out VIN/serial/license numbers);
    4. save the image as a .png file;

    5. upload the image to an image hosting site such as ImageShack;
    6. the hosting site will give you a link to the image you uploaded, copy this link;

    7. on the thread reply toolbar click the Insert Image button, paste the link into the box, click Insert Image;
    8. finish typing your reply, and submit the reply.


    From image on public website (url):
    paste the url from your hosting website (e.g. ImageShack, PhotoBucket, etc).


    From Image on your PC:
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ID:	10933   Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by joecar; February 15th, 2016 at 01:41 PM.

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    Arrow Attaching an Image

    If you want to post a non-image file, start at step 5 below.

    0. arrange Scan/Tune tool windows to show the point you want to make (make 2" smaller than the screen width);
    1. press PrintScreen or PrtScrn on your keyboard;
    2. paste into an image editor such as IrfanView or Greenshot;
    3. crop the image and add annotations as required (blur out VIN/serial/license numbers);
    4. save the image as a .png file;

    5. below the reply box click Go Advanced, scroll down a little, click Manage Attachments (see 1 in pic below);
    6. in Manage Attachment popup box click Add Files (see 2 in pic);
    7. in Upload Files popup box click Select Files (see 3) and locate file, select it, click OK, file appears in Upload Files popup box;
    8. click Upload Files (see 4), file appears in Attachments section of Manage Attachments popup box;
    9. click Done (see 5), file appears in Attachments section of the post;
    A. finishing typing your reply, and submit the reply.


    Or, follow the sequence in this pic:
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    Last edited by joecar; February 1st, 2016 at 04:10 AM.

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    Default Newer forum software attachment instructions

    Summary of post #2:

    Quote Originally Posted by joecar View Post
    Go Advanced -> Manage Attachments -> Add Files -> Select Files,

    select the file(s) you want to upload, Open,

    Upload Files -> Done
    Last edited by joecar; May 25th, 2011 at 01:46 PM.

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    Also a quick tip for those using Windows 7, there is a neat little program called Snipping Tool. Click Start->All Programs->Accessories->Snipping Tool. (Alternatively you can press Start then type Snipping Tool.)

    Simply Click n Drag the area you wish to post online, it will then open a window that has your image. Click the save icon (or File->Save As), name it what you want, then upload it using Joe's above post.

    This program is great for capturing only part of a screen, you do not have to use MS Paint or Photoshop to try and remove parts you don't want to post online (like your VIN number at the bottom of the Scan Tool window).
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    And an additional tip if you do this a lot....

    "Greenshot" is a tool that the Windows "snipping tool" was probably taken from. The difference is that Greentool is open-sourced and runs as a background process in Windows. Just press the "Print Screen" button and you get the cross-hairs to select the screen section you want. Then it loads that section directly into a utility that allows you to edit and save the image, or just save it directly to a folder with no move actions needed.

    Simon.

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    Interesting Simon, didnt know about Greenshot just about Snag-It which is very similar too. I might look into that, I like the snipping tool but if I dont have to start typing I wont!
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    Probably should have provided a link......

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenshot/

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    Quote Originally Posted by swingtan View Post
    Probably should have provided a link......

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenshot/
    Thanks, very handy

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    Updated posts #1 and #2 for the version 4 forum webapp (greenshot made it a snap).

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    Default Attaching an image from your PC

    0. arrange Scan/Tune tool windows to show the point you want to make (make 2" smaller than the screen width);
    1. press PrintScreen or PrtScrn on your keyboard, or use Greenshot to capture an image of your screen;
    2. paste into an image editor such as IrfanView or use the Greenshot viewer/editor;
    3. crop the image and add annotations as required (blur out VIN/serial/license numbers);
    4. save the image as a .png file;

    5. Click the Image button (see 1 in pic below);
    6. Click the From Computer tab (see 2);
    7. Click Select Files (see 3);
    8. Select file (see 4) and click Open (see 5);
    9. Click Upload Files (see 6);

    10. Finish typing your reply and post it.






    Last edited by joecar; July 17th, 2018 at 11:21 AM.

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