how hard it is to make a screenshot
a) first when you want to make a screenshot, you need to press the print screen button:
IF you are playing in windowed mode, you must press the ALT button to bottom first and then click the print screen
button. This way you will only copy the active window instead of all desktop.
Then we go to mspaint:
and then you paste the picture there (ctrl-V)
next you need to save it:
first 2 steps are done (taking a screenshot and saving it) now 2 steps remain, changing the saved picture to packed format so we can use it online, and then putting it online to a hosting service.
for simple image editing I recommend irfanview
. Its small, easy and free. I'm not going to screenshot how to install it. If you managed to download and install gunrox I'm sure you can install that program just as well. But photoshop or any other image editing program (except mspaint because its jpg saving doesnt work at all, the image will be crazy bad) will do.
Now in irfanview, open the picture you saved:
in irfanview, "save as" shortcut is S, so we press the button S, and you save the picture in JPG format.
Note that the picture takes way less drive space now. This is important online, because its a big difference in webpages if you are downloading pictures that take 1M+ (.bmp) compared to just hundred or 200 KBs (.jpg).
Now all we need now is to put the image online somewhere.
I like to use http://www.imageshack.us/
There are many others but I think this is very handy.
you just click on the browse button, search your picture from your drive and upload it. Very easy and fast.
next you will get a page that gives you different links to the picture you uploaded. The one we want is "direct link"
that you can paste to the forum for everyone to see.