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How to Send a Screenshot

Taking a picture of screen and sending it via e-mail is a snap.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Click the Save Snip button in the snipping tool's toolbar. Then enter a name for the file and select GIF under under Save as type, and click Save. Open your e-mail program, attach the new file to an e-mail message, and click Send. Your screenshot will be sent with the e-mail as an attachment.
  • Step 2: Press Command-Shift-3 if you're using Apple's OS X. The screenshot will automatically be saved to your desktop. Double-click the file and select File from the toolbar, then select Save As. Under Format, select JPEG, and under Save As:, type a name for the file so it can easily be recognized.
  • Step 3: Open your e-mail program, attach the new file to an e-mail message, and click Send. Your screenshot will be sent with the e-mail as an attachment. Now you can get the tech support you need.
  • FACT: Microsoft ended the sale of Windows XP on October 22, 2010.
  • TIP: If you only want an image of a window, select Window Snip.
  • Step 4: Click Start if you're working in Windows Vista. Then type "snipping" in Start Search and click Snipping Tool under Programs. In Snipping Tool, click the down arrow next to New. Then select Full-Screen Snip in the menu.
  • Step 5: Click on Edit in the Paint program. From the Edit drop-down menu, click on Paste. Then click on File and then Save in the File Drop-down menu. Enter a name for the file and select JPEG under under Save As type. Then click Save.
  • TIP: Remember the location where you saved the file so that you can easily find it again.
  • Step 6: Close the Paint program and open your e-mail program. Attach the new file to an e-mail message and click Send. Your screenshot will be sent via e-mail attachment.
  • Step 7: Press the Print Screen key if you're working in Windows XP. Then click the Start button and navigate to All Programs, and then to Accessories and Paint.

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