How to post a screenshot in the forum...

LEGEND ,
Sep 24, 2012 Sep 24, 2012

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Oftentimes we ask forum users to post a screenshot, but it seems more and more new computer users have no idea how to do that.  So I have written a short FAQ entry to explain: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1070933

Please feel free to suggest improvments or clarifications to the topic.

P.S. there are many good topics to be found in the Forum FAQ, e.g. John's post how to upload an attachment http://forums.adobe.com/thread/918624

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LEGEND ,
Sep 24, 2012 Sep 24, 2012

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Good stuff, Pat

I might suggest that you edit the document to move the end bit to the beginning. That alerts folks straight away that attachments don't work and sort of sets the stage for explaining why the article is needed to begin with.

Cheers... Rick

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 24, 2012 Sep 24, 2012

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Nicely done, Pat!

Suggested additions: Screenshots demonstrating what your words explain. As I'm sure you know, many people don't read carefully, so images are a good alternative.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 24, 2012 Sep 24, 2012

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Terri,

Also, with some of the Adobe products, such as Photoshop and Premiere Pro, showing the program screen, with certain Panels visible can show in one image, what it might take 10 paragraphs to explain. Just a look at the Image and the Layers Palette/Panel in PS can usually tell the entire story. Same for a Timeline view, with maybe the Clip Selected in the Effects Control Panel.

The adage about "one picture worth 1000 words," is very true here, with but one screen-cap. That is why so many of us request them.

I could not help out that much, without them.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 24, 2012 Sep 24, 2012

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So true, Bill.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 24, 2012 Sep 24, 2012

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LOL, I've seen and mostly agree with the following claim:

If a picture is worth 1,000 words...

A video is worth 1,000 pictures!

Cheers... Rick

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LEGEND ,
Sep 24, 2012 Sep 24, 2012

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Rick,

Only if it runs 33.33 sec. at 30 FPS...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 28, 2012 Sep 28, 2012

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Pat did a good work, and there is a similar thread in the Photoshop FAQ forum with many screenshots for most steps, as Terri suggested: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/963429?tstart=0

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LEGEND ,
Sep 28, 2012 Sep 28, 2012

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That's indeed a very good set of instructions.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 30, 2012 Sep 30, 2012

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Pierre,

Just added that link to my Premiere "screen-caps" article. Thank you.

Appreciated,

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LEGEND ,
Sep 24, 2012 Sep 24, 2012

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Pat,

Very good. I have also done similar, and have the article in the Adobe Premiere Elements Tips & Tricks sub-forum: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=30

When I encounter a newer user, and request a screen-cap, I normally add that link.

Thank you,

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Sep 24, 2012 Sep 24, 2012

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Hey Pat, in your 'Windows XP and earlier' section, maybe adding a link to Windows Help & How-to would also be helpful > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-xp/help/setup/take-a-screen-shot

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LEGEND ,
Sep 24, 2012 Sep 24, 2012

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RickCP wrote:

Hey Pat, in your 'Windows XP and earlier' section, maybe adding a link to Windows Help & How-to would also be helpful > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-xp/help/setup/take-a-screen -shot

I would also put a link for Jing - a free tool from TechSmith for XP machines.  Print Screen may not be suitable for everybody.

<http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html?gclid=CPTC1Yzaz7ICFUbMtAodT2sAPw>

The users should be told to look for Free download button:

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LEGEND ,
Sep 24, 2012 Sep 24, 2012

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Thank you, All; I will do some editing today.

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Sep 25, 2012 Sep 25, 2012

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Sep 26, 2012 Sep 26, 2012

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you edit the document to move the end bit to the beginning

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LEGEND ,
Sep 26, 2012 Sep 26, 2012

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That was not a good idea; I moved it back to the end.

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