(Solved) clipboard/file types

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monted

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how do i get a screenshot from the clipboard and change it to a file type that i could attach here or upload to a website,etc.?
 

Miz

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You need to paste the image that's on the clipboard into a blank (new) image in a graphics editing program. If you don't have good graphics/photo editing software, try Irfanview which is free and which you can download here. Be sure to get all the plugins, too.

Once you have the software installed and have pasted the picture into a new, blank image, you can edit it all you want, then do a "Save As," choosing the format you want (jpg is a common format) and you're good to go.
 
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Miz
...thanks for saving me a step

.....I had been opening "paint" and pasting from the clipboard
.....then opening that paint.bmp in Irfanview and saving it as a jpg
.....never saw the "create new image" command right in Irfanview

you just made me more of an Irfanview fan than I had been before.....thanks

Monted
....Irfanview is a must.....use it in conjunction with other more powerful graphics editors, but for speed and simplicity, it does what it does very well
 
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