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Super Easy Screenshots! (Less than 20 seconds)

 
Paul
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on 12/23/2012

I just thought I'd share how I upload my screenshots as I find that this is the easiest method as well as the cleanest. Might be useful for someone out there! Smile

I'm sure you're all aware that you can use print screen, save it into an image manipulation program, crop said image, save it, forget to save it as the right file type, re-edit the image, save it as the right file type this time, then either go to Wizzley's image module and upload it there or go to an image hosting site, upload it there and then use that URL to get your image into your article.

What if I said you can achieve that in less than 20 seconds without cluttering up your computer with images?

It's simple, but requires a tiny bit of preparation.

  1. Download Gyazo. It's a very small program so this shouldn't take too long.
  2. Create a shortcut to this on your taskbar. It should look like this. (It's done by dragging the Gyazo icon onto the taskbar)

That's all the preparation done. Now, when you click the Gyazo button, your cursor will turn into a cross and all you have to do is click and drag to form a square over the part of your screen that you want to upload and release. The box will look something like this.

Gyazo will then open a new tab in your browser with your image uploaded. It'll take longer the bigger the picture is but the longest I've had is about 15 seconds and that's for a large desktop full size image.

From this, you can right-click the image, copy the image URL and then paste that into Wizzley's uploader. They are always high quality .png images so there's no need to worry about if you accidentally saved it as .jpg or another file type.

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If you'd like it uploaded to a different site (I'm fairly sure the links are permanent, but I can't be certain) I'd recommend www.imgur.com. Once Gyazo's opened your image in a new tab, right-click copy the image, go to imgur and then press CTRL+V on your keyboard. Click upload and imgur will upload it in a matter of seconds.

You'll want to take the direct link and use that URL. It looks like this. Again, just paste this into your Wizzley module and you're done!

Ragtimelil
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on 12/23/2012

I'll have to give that a try. I ended up using screenhunter because it would crop and save. The free version only saves as a jpg though with no other option. I'll let you know what difference I see.

 

Edit: I didn't really see any difference. I used Gyazo to replace the last image with the Welsh flag.


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Paul
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on 12/23/2012

That's really strange... Can you link me to the Gyazo image's URL?

Paul
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on 12/23/2012

Oops accidentally double clicked submit!

Ragtimelil
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on 12/23/2012

Ha. Done that more than once.

http://gyazo.com/0cdc5b14c298b7a9134361132d7ed4c5

The strange thing is the images look fantastic, until I put them in the Wizz.


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Paul
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on 12/23/2012

Ah! I see the problem, the image is too big for Wizzley's page width so it's being scaled down and losing its quality - you could try having it at full page width, but other than that there's not much you can do.

Ragtimelil
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on 12/23/2012

If I make it bigger, it looks worse. I'll try a little one and see.


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Paul
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on 12/23/2012

If you set it to full page width it looks okay, here's what it looks like Smile

Ragtimelil
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on 12/23/2012

I don't see anyway to set it to anything.


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Paul
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on 12/23/2012

The option's here. :)

Ragtimelil
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on 12/23/2012

I don't see anything like that, but I did fine a nifty thing I really do like down at the bottom.


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dustytoes
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on 12/24/2012

 

Ragtimelil: 12/23/2012 - 06:26 PM

I don't see anything like that, but I did fine a nifty thing I really do like down at the bottom.

Lana, are you using the image module to add your picture?  Or are you trying to add it to the text module?

Just sounds like you guys are not on the same page, so to speak.

 

I wanted to add that I use the "snipping" tool in my "accessories" area of the computer to get pics.  It is super easy and sounds a bit like what you are talking about Paul. (I have never understood the image URL thing.)


Ragtimelil
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on 12/24/2012

Pam, I tried both. No difference. I don't see any snipping thingie in my accessories. I'm on windows in XP.


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dustytoes
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on 12/24/2012

I have Vista, maybe that is why.

I hope you figure it out.  I am still working on how to download a font.  Can you say duh......


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