I noticed a few people using Random.org for their giveaways wanted to include an image of the winning number in their posts but weren't sure how, so I thought I'd share this little trick!
This works on Windows, I haven't got access to any other operating systems to try things out on those, but there will be a way to do this and Google is your friend..! ;)
Tip: This is also useful when you're having computer problems and want to show people what's actually happening on your screen!
How To Take A Screen Capture (a.k.a. Screen Shot)
When you have something on the computer screen that you want to take a picture of, all you need to do is click the Print Screen button on your keyboard! It's actually labelled [PRTSC], and on my computer at least, it's located here:
Just clicking this button will put an image of your entire screen on your clipboard, ready to paste into an image editing program. So, open up MS Paint (Start -> Accessories) or some other editing program and paste it in! (Edit -> Paste, or hold down the Control key [CTRL] on your keyboard and hit the [V] key)
You should have pasted something like this:
|Yes, I like tropical fish and The Sims! ;)|
If you hold down the [ALT] key at the same time as pressing [PRTSC] then it will only capture the contents of the currently active window, like so:
Once you've pasted your screenshot into an image editor, you can crop the image down to the bit that you actually want. Save your image - I like to save mine in PNG format, but Blogger accepts JPG and GIF as well. Finally, upload it to Blogger!