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SHOWROOM QUESTION - UPLOAD PROBLEM

PostPosted: 18 Apr 2009, 07:51
by Dr Houbenheimer
This might seem ridiculously simple to most people but I have a problem in regards to the process of uploading screenshots. I own a PC and I took the picture of my car using the printscreen key. I then attempted to paste directly onto my desktop but the paste button was greyed out so I pasted it into a word document. The picture of my car showed up fine. I then dragged the picture onto the desktop but it appears as a scrap. Assuming that the scrap wouldn't show up and that you'd have a jpeg or similar word file how do I paste my printscreen as a jpeg file?

Re: SHOWROOM QUESTION - UPLOAD PROBLEM

PostPosted: 18 Apr 2009, 12:59
by Bojan
Press printscreen in the game, then alt tab out and open MS Paint -> start run mspaint, make sure the white area is small (resize it so it is small), then press ctrl-v (or edit - paste).
Once the ingame image appears, press file - save as and select JPEG as type. You can upload the saved image to our showroom then.

Re: SHOWROOM QUESTION - UPLOAD PROBLEM

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2009, 00:11
by Dr Houbenheimer
much appreciated, thanks

Re: SHOWROOM QUESTION - UPLOAD PROBLEM

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2009, 05:30
by baumaxx1
Try using GIMP... a free photoshop-like image editor. If you're trying to take high res pics, this will give you better control over quality, compression, editing, colour correction, and can handle large resolutions.

Re: SHOWROOM QUESTION - UPLOAD PROBLEM

PostPosted: 20 Apr 2009, 07:58
by Dr Houbenheimer
yeah I've uploaded a couple of cars so far but I think I made the pics a bit too small. Learn from your mistakes though I guess.

Baumaxx1 said...
Try using GIMP... a free photoshop-like image editor. If you're trying to take high res pics, this will give you better control over quality, compression, editing, colour correction, and can handle large resolutions.


Is there a perticular site you'd recommend downloading it from?

Re: SHOWROOM QUESTION - UPLOAD PROBLEM

PostPosted: 20 Apr 2009, 09:15
by Bojan
http://www.gimp.org/

Or you can also try paint.NET. A lot easier to use
http://www.getpaint.net/

Re: SHOWROOM QUESTION - UPLOAD PROBLEM

PostPosted: 21 Apr 2009, 11:33
by Dr Houbenheimer
got it

Re: SHOWROOM QUESTION - UPLOAD PROBLEM

PostPosted: 21 Apr 2009, 18:37
by Lucky 13
Or you can try SnagIt 9 by TechSmtih, but it will cost you when the trial period ends.

Re: SHOWROOM QUESTION - UPLOAD PROBLEM

PostPosted: 17 May 2009, 03:37
by Dr Houbenheimer
what about editing for pres'? So far I've just used MS PAINT(WORST EDITING PROGRAM EVER!), what would you recommend?

Re: SHOWROOM QUESTION - UPLOAD PROBLEM

PostPosted: 17 May 2009, 05:49
by baumaxx1
photoshop, GIMP

Re: SHOWROOM QUESTION - UPLOAD PROBLEM

PostPosted: 23 May 2009, 02:25
by Dr Houbenheimer
while we're at it, is there a good recording program, prefferably free? I tried camstudio but it is too low quality for recording in game footage. I guess that's the case with free programs though hey!