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Solved: Using a web picture to use on my craigslist ad

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  1. nemoryer

    nemoryer Thread Starter

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    Hi, first up, I am a computer moron.

    I am hoping someone can help me with step-by-step instructions on how to super-impose a picture (any picture of my choosing) from the web onto a craigslist ad I am trying to put out. I am told this is a simple procedure but I never learned how to do it.

    I was told once to save the chosen picture of a product in WORD but when I did that, I could not pull it to add as a picture on craigslist. I must not be doing something correctly.

    I have a windows xp system. Can someone please show me how to do this, if it is possible?

    Thank you very much.:):rolleyes:
     
  2. VistaRookie

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    Save the image from the web to your hard drive then follow
    the simple directions right from Craigslist.

    craigslist | about > help > pic:
    http://www.craigslist.org/about/help/pic
     
  3. nemoryer

    nemoryer Thread Starter

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    I guess my original question should been:

    How to save a pix onto the computer in the first place. I do not know how to do that.

    Supposing I saw a picture of a product on the web that I want to use, I know as far as "highlighting" that picture, but don't know where to go from there.

    Do I save it as a "word document" or what? That is my initial problem, that is why when I try to pull it up when I am composing my craigslist ad, the picture will not pull up, rather, it will be just a blank white space.

    The instructions on craigslist are clear but just doesn't work for me.

    Thank you.
     
  4. VistaRookie

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    1) Don't highlight.
    2) Place mouse cursor on picture and right-click.
    3) From the right context menu choose Save Picture As...
    4) It should already have the correct format of the image.
    Such as JPG GIF BMP. You simply give the picture the
    name you want and navigate to the folder you want to
    store it in. Click the Save Button.
    5) When it comes time to upload it to Craig's, you would
    navigate to the folder where you saved it and follow the
    directions at the link I previously posted .
     
  5. nemoryer

    nemoryer Thread Starter

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    Dear VistaRookie -- You are a GENIUS. If only I were there, I would give you a big

    (((((( HUG )))))).

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

    For months of agonizing over this issue, because someone first told me to SAVE IT AS A WORD DOCUMENT (!!).

    I finally am able to post my ad with picture. You have made a poor old soul a very happy person today. I am so glad that I posted my question WITH YOUR FORUM, and that you replied with great, clear, and concise instructions, that even a computer moron like I, could understand.

    You made my week, heck, you made the rest of NEXT month.

    God bless your very kind soul. AND THANK YOU AGAIN.;):):eek::)
     
  6. VistaRookie

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    You are very welcome.(y)
     
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